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Breakfast Egg Strata

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Basic Filling:

3 - 4 cups day old bread
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese
1 tsp. dried mustard
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Place a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and line with torn, chunk bread. Top witha variation of your choice (see below). Beat eggs with milk, dried mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over filling, sprinkle evenly with shredded cheese. Bake for 50 - 60 minutes or until egg mixture is cooked through.

Variations:

Cheesy Garden Vegetable
1 tomato, chopped or sliced
4 - 5 mushroom slices
1/2 cup fresh baby spinach leaves
3 - 4 asparagus spears cut into thirds
Cheddar Cheese

Benedict
1/2 cup Canadian bacon, chopped
3 - 4 asparagus spears cut into thirds
Monterey Jack Cheese
Serve with Hollandaise Sauce

Southwest
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 tomato, chopped
1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
Combination of Cheddar and Jack cheeses

Note: You may prepare and refrigerate overnight before baking if you like. This method frees you up in the morning.