Ham and Cheese Strata
8 slices sandwich bread
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
8 oz. baked ham, chopped
4 oz. canned sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup chopped parsley (or 2 tblsp. dried)
2 1/4 cups milk
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
1/8 tsp. paprika
Dash of pepper
Trim the crusts from five slices of bread, reserving crusts. Cut in half diagonally. Set
Generously butter a 9-inch square baking dish. Tear the remaining three slices of bread
into pieces and place them in the baking dish along with the reserved crusts.
Over the bread, layer the cheese, ham, mushrooms and parsley. Arrange the bread
triangles in two rows over the layers.
Combine the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover and
chill at least 3 hours, preferably overnight.
Bake at 325 degrees for 60 to 75 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out
clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.