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Hangover Strata and other NYC things

July 19, 2010

I went to NYC this weekend! It was so fun, as usual.

Time spent in a car, driving, through traffic: 12 hours
Time spent sleeping: 8 hours
Time spent drinking: 16 hours

One of the things I decided to bring up to NY, in addition to a container of mini muffins and tiny baby cinnamon rolls from Costco, was a breakfasty meal for us when we were hungover on Saturday morning. Brunch in NYC is always fun and delicious, but it can be time consuming and/or pricey, depending.

Mom makes this recipe for Christmas morning because it is prepared the night before and simply baked the next day. With a few modifications, this strata is perfect for a morning-after feast.

To transport this to NYC, I put all the meat in a ziplock, the cubed bread in another, and put the milk and egg mixture in a tupperware container.

Hangover Strata

1 largish loaf of French bread, cubed
1 cup of ham, cubed
10 slices of cooked bacon, chopped
2 cups of shredded cheddar
4 eggs, beaten
1 3/4 c. skim milk
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 tbsp diced onion
cooking spray

Mix together eggs, milk, onion, mustard, and pepper. In a greased 13×9 pan, layer 1/2 of the bread cubes, followed by the ham and bacon and the shredded cheddar. Top with remaining bread cubes.

Pour the egg mixture evenly over the pan, let chill 2-24 hours. Bake at 325° for about 50 minutes or until the bread is lightly browned and the eggs are cooked.

For a healthier version: Add tomatoes, cooked broccoli, mushrooms, and any other veggies of your choosing and omit the bacon. If omitting the ham, add 1/4 salt to the egg mixture.

(pictured with broccoli, not bacon)

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  1. July 20, 2010 4:26 pm

    Serves one, right?

    Sounds – and looks – delicious. I am a big fan of anything mustard. And ham and bacon. And onion and broccoli. In fact, you have created my dream dish. And made my mouth water. Now I need to have something to drink. Is that how the story goes? 😉

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