Thursday, June 25, 2009

CEiMB: Vegetable Cheese Strata

This week's Craving Ellie in My Belly is from Jenn of A Mid-Life Culinary Adventure she chose for us to make Vegetable Cheese Strata from The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life by Ellie Krieger. I was excited to try this recipe. The ingredients broccoli, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes, two types of cheeses all sounded delicious. Unfortunately, I have been extremely busy, and the recipe calls for the strata to sit overnight in the refrigerator to allow time for the bread to absorb the egg mixture. So tomorrow morning, I will have beautiful picture of my strata to post. I only made a few substitutions, I used scallions instead of onions, and and like Leslie over at Lethally Delicious, I threw in some spinach as well. I can't wait to see how this turns out tomorrow!

The next day...



The strata looked just gorgeous when it came out of the oven. It puffed up nicely, and was golden brown. I baked mine for 70 minutes, and added a little bit of extra mozzarella on top during the last 10 minutes. I forgot to mention yesterday, that I halved the recipe, and used a 9x6 pan. I also wasn't exactly precise when measuring the vegetables, so mine is full of them, which I love. And the taste? I really loved it. The cheese and veggies go great with the eggs, and the sun-dried tomatoes add just a hint of sweetness. I will definitely make this one again. I am so glad I have joined this group. The first two recipes I have made have been excellent, and I can't wait to keep trying more!

7 comments:

Leslie said...

Glad I'm not the only one living dangerously by throwing in extra stuff! I predict you'll like this a lot. Thanks for stopping by and for linking to my post!

applecrumbles said...

Good for you. I'll have to check back and see the mouth watering pics.

Pamela said...

Sounds great. Looking forward to your pictures.

Sara said...

So glad you liked this one, I really enjoyed it. Yours looks beautiful - so puffy and browned.

thenotsoskinnykitchen said...

Glad you enjoyed it! I think the mozzarella on top at the end is a great idea. What's not to love about a cheesy top? :)

nick said...

I want to pull a Cartmen and eat all the browned delicious bits off the top and leave the rest for everyone else (he eats all the skin off a bucket of fried chicken).

Kevin said...

That vegetable strata sounds tasty!