Breakfast is always a bowl of cereal for Ben. Not only that, he uses the same bowl and sits in the same spot to eat it every morning. I love that about him. I usually eat some fruit and yogurt. Sometimes I make banana bread and we’ll eat that for a few days, and if we’re really getting crazy, scrambled eggs. Needless to say, breakfast is not too thrilling around here.
When company comes I tend to get a little excited about breakfast. This breakfast strata is very adaptable to anyone’s personal taste. I used bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and a combination of swiss and cheddar cheese. Ham would be delicious, or spicy breakfast sausage…mmmm. It would even be great with just vegetables.
There are easier overnight breakfast casseroles. I made one once that used a box of croutons instead of fresh bread and I’ve seen recipes that use frozen hash browns. I liked that this one was completely from scratch. It didn’t take too long to put it together on Friday night. The hard part was getting out of bed early to pre-heat the oven and bake it for an hour and a half. But it was worth it.