Saturday, November 17, 2012

Where Would You Love to Cook Today?

Love it!
Blue and Yellow have always been one of my favorites! 
And this kitchen brings them together perfectly.
This is a small kitchen but you can't tell. I love the combination of the way they 
did some cupboards yellow and some blue. 
So Sweet.
But this feels like Brunch cooking to me...
so how about:

Ham and Egg Strata, A Brunch Casserole

Ham and Egg Strata


  • 1 1/2 cups chopped asparagus, divided
  • 6 cups cubed French bread or sourdough bread, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • salt and pepper to taste


Blanch asparagus briefly in boiling water; drain well. Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the bread cubes into a buttered 2-quart casserole. Scatter half of the asparagus over the bread. Top with another 1 1/2 cups of bread cubes. Cover with the 1 1/2 cups diced ham. Top with another 1 1/2 cups bread cubes then layer remaining asparagus over that. Cover asparagus layer with remaining 1 1/2 cups bread cubes. Whisk together the eggs and milk; season with salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over the strata. Cover and chill for at least 3 hours, or overnight to cook and serve the next morning. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. 

Poor over the top:

Spicy Cheese Sauce


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • hot pepper sauce, to taste


Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over low heat; stir in flour and mustard until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Do not let mixture brown. Gradually add milk; continue cooking, stirring constantly, until thickened and boiling. Boil 1 minute. Add cheese and continue stirring until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and hot pepper sauce.

Another great recipe site! I do favor this one...

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