Having done this party several times, it warms my heart to see my daughter Mollie duplicate it with great results.
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Sunday Brunch Strata for the MassesFor: 8-10 15-20 Mix: 6 Eggs 12 2c Milk or Half&Half 4 salt and pepper Blend in: 3c Cubed Fr. Bread (day old) 6 3c Grated Cheese 6 Melt in Saucepan: 5Tbsp Butter 8 3Tbsp Flour 6 ¼ tsp Dry Mustard 1/2 Add to Egg Mix Blend in: 3c Meat and/or Veggie 6 (Ham, Bacon, Sausage) (Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Spinach) Favorite Combos: Sausage, Onion and Peppers, Broccoli and Cheese, Spinach, Bacon, Onion and Mushroom Bake 375° 1 Hour 1-1/2 Hours Dish can be made a day ahead and stored in plastic ziplock bags or baking dish.
CARAMEL PECAN FRENCH TOAST1C Brown Sugar 1/2C Butter 2TBS Light Corn Syrup 1C Chopped Pecans 18 Inch Slices of Day Old French Bread 9 Eggs 2C Half and Half 1Tsp Vanilla TOPPING 2 TBSP White Sugar 1 TBSP Cinnamon ½ Tsp Nutmeg Melt brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in saucepan. Pour into bottom of 3Qt rectangle baking pan. Sprinkle with half of pecans. Layer half of bread slices, sprinkle with half of TOPPING and remainder of pecans Layer remainder of bread. Mix together eggs, half and half and vanilla. Pour over bread and press down bread with back of a spoon to absorb liquid. Sprinkle remainder of TOPPING. Chill for 8-24 hours Bake, 350° for 30-40 minutes. Make sure center is not mushy. Let stand 10 minutes then invert pan on to serving platter. Or invert slices on to plates when serving. May garnish with more chopped pecans, serve maple syrup on side or dust with powdered sugar Serves 8-12