As far back as I can remember, my mother makes strata, a delicious egg casserole, for breakfast the day after Thanksgiving. There’s no redeeming nutritional value, but gosh is it delicious! It is so easy to prepare, feeds a crowd, and is always a hit, so it has become a regular in my party dish rotation. Strata is perfect for brunch since you assemble it a day ahead, and it also is wonderful for dinner, paired with a vinaigrette-dressed salad.
Mother’s Day Brunch Recipe
1 loaf white bread, cubed
2 sticks butter, melted
1 quart milk
1 dozen eggs, beaten
1lb. cheddar cheese, shredded
Preparation: Spread bread cubes in bottom of a large, shallow pan. Cover with shredded cheese. Pour melted butter and beaten eggs into milk. Pour mixture over bread and cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
Bake: Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, covered, in a water bath for 1 and 1/2 hours.