Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Strata






YEAH YEAH YEAH, it’s my 213th post! You know what that means don’t you? That’s right my fellow friends, it means that it’s my 213th post! Yippee.


So even though I have a slight cold I am giving you all a virtual hug, and a small bottle of Purell..just to be safe! Normally I would hand out a bottle of wine (or at least a glass, because I have an addiction) but dear lord my house just keeps passing around this sickness and I just can’t let you catch it.


Did I mention my head hurts? Did I mention it’s my 213th post? Did I mention I survived a weekend where my Indigo received a small kid piano for a new toy? That is what I deserve an award for, well that and also for tolerating the movie Dinner for Schmucks (DO NOT RENT!!).

Let’s move on to the food so momma can go back to resting. ..I mean ummm working.










INGREDIENTS
Delightfully borrowed and just slightly changed from Epicurious

• 18 slices firm white bread , crusts removed
• 8 ounces prosciutto, thin slices
• 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
• 4 ounces provolone, grated (about 1 1/2 cups)
• 1/4 cup chopped chives
• 6 tablespoons thinly sliced fresh basil

• 5 large eggs
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons butter, melted











DIRECTIONS

Line bottom of 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish completely with 1 layer of bread, cutting some slices to fit. Arrange half of prosciutto evenly over bread. Sprinkle half of goat cheese and half of provolone over. Sprinkle with half of chives and half of basil. Top with second layer of bread. Layer remaining prosciutto, goat cheese, provolone, chives, and basil atop bread. Cut remaining bread into 1/4-inch cubes. Sprinkle over top.











Whisk eggs, milk, mustard, and salt in bowl. Season with pepper. Pour egg mixture over strata; press down on bread with spatula. Drizzle melted butter over strata. Cover and refrigerate overnight.


Preheat oven to 350°F. Uncover strata and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Bake until center is set, about 1 hour. Remove from oven. Preheat broiler. Place strata under broiler until top is golden, about 30 seconds. Cut into large squares and serve.




32 comments:

Eliana said...

This strata could not look more wonderful. Congrats on your 213th post! Can't wait for the next 213 :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great strata! Love the flavors.

Cheers,

Rosa

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

This looks perfect for a weekend brunch!

Angie's Recipes said...

The strata looks great!

Susi said...

Considering that goat cheese one of my main food groups ;o) this looks fantastic! This one will be bookmarked for a weekend brunch :o) Thanks for sharing and hope you feel better soon!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

this look heavenly, Ill definitely make it!

Megan said...

Two of my favorite things! This looks delicious!

Michael Toa said...

Happy 213th post! How exciting. I still have a few to go before reaching that number.
The strata looks delish. I hope you are resting well and you know what, a glass of that wine might actually help :)

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Congratulations on a delicious 213th post! Outta curiosity, what do you do with all those crusts? :)

Taylor said...

Mmmm goat cheese! I am saving this for the next brunch I attend...it looks delicious!

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

Happy 213th post!!...and I Hope you feel better!! Now this recipe looks deeeeeelicious and totally loving the crispy bread on top!!

Kris @ everywhereorange.com said...

yea for 213!!!!! my little guy got a toy piano and we rented Schmucks this weekend too. How weird is that?? BTW i feel your pain i think more for the piano because that torture will last longer than 2 hours of Schmucks :)

NEL, the batter baker said...

I'm drooling already... Can you vacuum pack a portion or 2 and ship it to me in Singapore please? LOL!!

Faith said...

wooohooo~ Go 213!!~strata makes everything better...Was it an Aunt or Uncle with out kids that got Indigo the piano? I, in my role as Aunt sans kids, feel like that is something I would give ;) Goat cheese and prosciutto speak to me (lovingly)!!!

rebecca said...

sorry you have a case of the yucky. feel better soon! or toss the piano!! :)

Elizabeth said...

oh.my.gosh that looks soooo worthy of post 213, YUM

Monet said...

I hope you are already feeling much much better. Indigo should play a Get Well song for you. And congratulations on 213 posts. Yay! Thank you for sharing your words and this tasty strata. I hope you have a great day tomorrow!

egbkid said...

Looks delicious, my nephew has a toy piano to, and loves it!! But thankfully, it stays at Nanny's & Grampy's house :-)
Hope you feel better!!

Lori said...

I have not made or eaten strata yet. I have always wanted to. I am even more tempted now. Delicious. But then you make everything look delicious.

Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE goat cheese. I agree that dinner for schmucks was terrible. My husband and I watched it and then looked at each other and said "What the hell was that?!"

PALATABLE said...

Congratulations on your 213 post! That sound so yummy...Hope you're better now!

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Jenn said...

This sounds so good...and I love love love goat cheese!!
Congrats on the 213th post!! WOOHOOO!!! If you lived closer I'd bring you a bottle of wine as soon as you felt better and we'd celebrate!!

Marina said...

That looks amazing!! And i congratulations you on your 213th post, can't wait that i have that many posts, it would mean that i didn't eat candies for 213 days :D

Melissa said...

Ah...the toys with sounds. Or lovingly refferred to as Devil Toys. :)

Beth said...

Congratulations on 213! Hope you're feeling better soon. Yes, I remember toy musical instruments. Yikes.

Just Cake Girl said...

Great idea!!! :)))

teresa said...

what a lovely and healing dish :) hope you're feeling better soon!

Barbara said...

The best thing about stratas is they can go overnight in the fridge or all day, ready to go. I love the flavors in this one!
Happy 213. Feel better!

Tracy said...

Just lovely! Perfect for breakfast or lunch, yum. :-)

Rosy said...

You can't have too many strata recipes. It looks perfect. Always love your pictures.

Holly said...

All I can say is YUM,YUM!!

Clements Family said...

That looks just perfect! Yum!