Oh, Cadbury. First you had me with your Creme eggs, and now these addictive little nuggets!
But, back to the strata. Here is the recipe. Hope you like it!
Sausage and Cheese Strata
NOTE: This makes TWO 2-quart dishes. Divide ingredients by half if you only want to make 1 8x8 (or 9x9) square pan of strata. But it's so good that it disappears fast. I made only 1 8x8 last year and I wished I had made two!
10 cups French bread cubes (about 1/2 inch size)
12 oz. cooked smoked sausage links, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
1 4-oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained (can use fresh if you prefer)
1 cup green sweet bell pepper, chopped
6 oz. (equals about 1 1/2 cups) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
4 oz. (about 1 cup) Monterey jack cheese, shredded
7 beaten eggs
3 1/2 cups milk
2 Tbsp snipped chives
1 Tbsp snipped fresh oregano OR 1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Divide half of the bread cubes between 2 greased 2-quart casserole baking dishes. Top with sausage, mushrooms, and sweet pepper. Sprinkle with cheeses. Place remaining bread cubes on top.
Combine eggs, milk, chives, oregano, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Pour half of the mixture over each baking dish. Cover and refrigerate for 2-24 hours (yay! Your work is finished. Now all you have to do is pop it in the oven tomorrow morning!).
Bake in a 325 degree oven, uncovered, for 45 minutes. (Now go hunt for those Easter baskets and munch on some chocolate while you're waiting!)
Check for doneness by inserting a knife in the center. Like a cake, it should come out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving it up!