Breakfast Strata

We are a skiing family. All of us are out on the mountain early every saturday and sunday the entire winter. Sometimes it can be a challenge to get everyone fed and out by 8:00am, because I go out as well.  All that activity requires some serious morning fuel before we head out into the cold.  I like to have many breakfast staples on hand to fix a warm and healthy meal to my skiers.  Pancakes and oatmeal (recipe on blog) are always good choices, as are warm muffins straight out of the oven.  Here is a recipe that I’m sure you’ve heard of and everyone has a version, some call it an egg-bake, some a strata.  I like to serve this because it can be assembled the night before and just slid into a pre-heated oven in the morning.  Very stick-to-ribs!

About 8 slices of day old bread

1 8 oz pkgs grated cheddar cheese

5 eggs

2 1/2 cups milk

1/4 cup chopped onion

4 cooked breakfast sausages – cut up*

salt and pepper to taste

Cut the bread into large cubes. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the eggs and milk and beat well, add all the remaining ingredients.  Stir in the bread.  Pour into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.  Cover and let stand several hours in refrigerator or overnight.  Bake at 325F for 1 hour or until a knife inserted comes out clean.