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If you are looking for presentation and know that you can serve this entrée in a timely manner, then our Wine Cheese Strata will be a hit. Because it rises during cooking it should be brought from the oven right to the table and served as soon as possible. Make ahead the night before. Serves 10.

1/2 Loaf French bread, cubed (or whatever to fill 10 ramekins)
2 cups Swiss cheese-shredded
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese-shredded
1 1/2 cups diced ham
2 green onions, sliced

Layer in ramekin: bread, cheese, ham, onion.

In a blender, mix the following in two batches, so double these amounts. In each batch:
6 Grade A Large Eggs
2 Cups Milk
1/4 cup white wine
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Pour mixture over bread, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Mix:

1/2 cup sour cream
8 oz. Parmesan cheese

Put dollop on top just before serving. Serves 10.