Today I got stuck in tech. I kept hitting buttons, but nothing was happening. This isn’t unusual.
What to do? Text my tech friend, Melissa,
Help! Have you had your baby yet? No? Please come.
And she did. And she fixed my computer issue lickety split, while I threw together my new breakfast-for-dinner recipe: Denver Omelet Casserole from The Gracious Wife.
This woman needed a cassarole! (And I needed this woman!)
It helps to know tech people like Melissa. It helps to know that she loves helping people. (She told me. It’s good to know that about yourself.) And I already knew she liked to eat, so it all worked out. (I’m so very grateful, Melissa.)
Here you go–it’s a keeper:
- 1 (16 ounce) loaf of bread, cubed or broken into 1-inch pieces
- 1 pound ham, cooked and diced (about 3 cups)
- ½ red bell pepper, chopped
- ½ green bell pepper, chopped
- ½ medium red onion, chopped
- 2 cups shredded cheddar
- 10 eggs
- 2½ cups milk
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- • ½ teaspoon salt
- • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- • 3 scallions, sliced
- In a medium mixing bowl, add ham, peppers, and onion and toss together to combine.
- In a lightly greased 9"x13" baking dish, layer half the bread cubes, then half of the ham mixture, and finally half of the shredded cheddar. Repeat layers to use up remaining ingredients. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, milk, mustard, Worcestershire, salt, and black pepper. Beat until fully combined.
- Pour egg mixture over bread, ham, and cheese layers in baking dish. Cover dish with foil, and gently push down to full soak the bread in the egg mixture.
- Refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.
- Uncover. Top with sliced scallions.
- Bake at 350° for 50-60, until cooked through.
Our third of the three-thirds:
I used a little less sourdough bread as in my vast experience of making egg stratas, too much bread makes a dry egg strata. I also didn’t have any scallions. I rarely have scallions. As an amateur food blogger, I need to start having scallions, don’t you think? I usually have green onions, but mine were a little sketchy and this casserole was a gift, after all.
This just in from the Tech-Queen:
No, the Warriors didn’t come as my company. Jean and her three boys did, and we watched the Warriors (who won!) while eating our fav: Crock Pot Lasagne. Perfect for three boys, don’t you think? But that recipe is for another time. One can’t have too many casseroles.