Recipe by Lori Ross
6 slices of bread, preferably day-old
8 oz. breakfast sausage or bacon, cooked and chopped
5 large eggs
2-1/2 cups milk
2 cups grated Swiss, cheddar or other mild cheese
1 tsp salt and 1/4 t. pepper
Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper. In a shallow baking dish (2-quart), arrange bread into a single layer. Spoon the sausage or bacon and half of the cheese over bread. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread and top with the rest of cheese. Let the uncooked strata sit covered in refrigerator for an hour, or, ideally, overnight, then bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until puffy and brown. Cut and serve warm.