This is the first garment I've ever sewed... not counting the shorts and apron I made in my 8th grade Home Ec class (mostly because I can't remember a thing about them or the class other than they existed). It's a secret until I finish...
And a Happy Mama's day to all the mama's out there... We had ours over for brunch yesterday:
I can post this Strata recipe if anyone's interested...
Ham & Asparagus Breakfast or Brunch Strata
1 1/2 lbs. Ham (ham steak, not lunchmeat ham, eeew), cubed (you could place this with more veggies for a vegetarian version)
1 cup asparagus, cut into 1" pieces
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup onion, chopped
6 large eggs, beaten
2 cup 2% milk
2 loaves ciabatta bread, sliced (about 1/2" thick) & crusts removed
2 cups gruyere and/or swiss cheese, shredded
Saute the asparagus, mushooms & onions in olive oil (about 2 tablespoons) until tender. Mix in the ham.
Combine the milk and eggs together, mix well.
Oil a 2 1/2 quart baking dish and place a layer of bread in it. Top with half the veggie/ham mixture and a layer of cheese. Repeat with another layer of bread, mixture & cheese. Cover with a third layer of bread. Pour the egg & milk mixture slowly over the top, making sure to moisten all of the dish. Sprinkle generously with cheese. Refrigerate for at least an hour- I let mine sit overnight (up to 24 hours).
Preheat your oven to 350F and bake one hour (until browned and bubbly). Tip: I like to put a baking sheet underneath the rack in the oven to catch any drips.