Ham and Cheese Strata Recipe

This is the Fall flowering Cherry this morning.

The shelter gave me a huge garbage bag filled with these sliced rolls.

I used some to make a strata.  This is a recipe I got from an old woman in Quebec many years ago and I have been making it ever since.  First, cube your bread.

Add some diced onions, fresh chives and small cubes of ham.

Mix in some grated cheddar cheese, eggs and milk.  For one normal sized strata you would use about 10 pieces of bread cubed, 6 eggs, 3 cups of milk, 2 tsp. snipped chives, 1 tsp. dry mustard, 1 tsp. salt, 2 cups shredded cheddar and 1/2 medium onions diced fine.

Bake it in a 325 degree oven for about an hour until it is done in the middle and hardly jiggles when you shake it.

I pour some melted butter over the top about 20 minutes before it is done cooking.

This can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner with a salad.  It smells wonderful when it is baking.


Patty Woodland said…
Now I was expecting swiss cheese.

Giggles? heh
Anonymous said…
looks good and sounds wonderful, anytime!Your cherry blossoms are so beautiful, really brightens up the yard!So soft and feminine looking,
I love it when food giggles at me! And when it jiggles too, LOL! This sounds de-lish!
Anonymous said…
I've never even heard about this before but it looks tasty so I think I'll try it one day.

That cherry tree is soo beautiful!

Have a great day!
This recipe melts my butter!!!!

I see this on my plate soon.

happy day.
luckybunny said…
Awesome thing to make with the sliced up rolls, looks delish. Man the garden looks so beautiful already!!
Mmm, this looks delicious, and I'll bet your brought smiles to the faces of the gentlemen at the shelter once again!

I LOVE how you can seemingly make something out of nothing. It LOOKS delicious.
Nellie said…
What a wonderful thing to do with stale bread! I continue to be amazed!
Barb said…
Your tree is beautiful!! You did another recipe I will be trying soon!
This would have been such a great recipe to have when I was raising all 7 children (6 were just 13 and 14 months apart) They would have loved this.
I LOVED the shot of the yard..I imagine it is quite a job to get back in shape after a long winter. My yard is tiny in comparison and it's a chore!
The Cherry tree is...fantastic!!
Suzanne said…
For some reason this post made me hungry for a grilled ham and cheese sandwich........and made me *giggle*