Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Little Something for Those Hangovers

Happy New Year my fellow bloggers! Welcome to our very first blog of 2012! I'm delighted to have each and every one of you here with me today.  I hope you had fun ringing in the new year last night with your family and friends. I know I did! MY family made tamales, as well as sausage and potatoes. When the ball dropped, we toasted with sparkling cider (everyone but my husband... That man loves his port). Anyway, after all the drinking and partying, anyone would need a little something to calm their stomache. Well, honestly, this dish will do that. This dish is cheesy goodness with all the right vegetables to boot! I'm sure that you're curious, so let's get in the kitchen and calm our insides with some yummy food!

Sausage and Mushroom Strata

You will need:

  • 1/2 pound lean sausage
  • 1 container crimini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 8 eggs
  • 5 slices sourdough bread, cubed
  • 1.5 cups grated cheddar cheese

Let's do this!

  1. In a large bowl whisk eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. 
  2. Cube the bread and add to the egg mixture ensuring that the bread gets  completely covered in egg. 
  3. Stir occasionally.  
  4. Brown the sausage, drain and add to the egg and bread mix. 
  5. Cook the onions until soft, then add in the mushrooms and cook down, about 5 minutes. 
  6. When soft, add the onions to the mixture. 
  7. Stir in the cheese and parsley reserving a small amount of each to sprinkle on the top.
  8. Pour mixture in a buttered casserole dish.
  9. Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight if preferable.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes (baking times may vary based on oven models).
  11. Serve and enjoy!

Now, go eat and calm those irritable tummies.  ^_^ Thank you once again for joining me. Have a blessed New Year and I will catch you on the flip side. Happy blogging to all! <3