*  Exported from  MasterCook Mac  *
                        Vegetable and Cheese Strata
 Recipe By     : Barbara Taub/tpogue@idsonline.com
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 1/2  cups          onion -- finely chopped
    1      cup           scallion -- finely chopped
      3/4  pound         mushroom -- sliced thin
    3      tablespoons   olive oil
    2                    red bell pepper -- thinly sliced
    2                    green bell pepper -- thinly sliced
                         enought Italian bread cut into 1 cube to
                         measure 9 cups about 1 1/2 loaves
    2 1/2  cups          extra sharp Cheddar -- coarsely grated
    1      cup           Parmesan cheese -- freshly grated
   12      large         eggs
    3 1/2  cups          milk
    3      tablespoons   dijon mustard
                         tabasco sauce to taste
 In a large skillet cook the onion, the scallion, and the mushrooms in the oil
 over moderately low heat stirring, until the onion is softened, add the bell
 peppers and salt and pepper to taste, and cook the mixture over moderate heat,
 stirring, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until all the liquid the mushrooms give off
 is evaporated and the peppers are tender. Arrange half the bread cubes in a
 buttered large shallow 4 1/2 quart baking dish, spread half the vegetable
 mixture over them, and sprinkle half the Cheddar and half the Parmesan over
 the vegetables. Arrange the remaining bread cubes over the cheeses, top them
 with the remaining vegetables, and sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top.
 In a bowl whisk together the eggs, the milk, the the mustard, the Tabasco, and
 salt and pepper to taste, pour the egg mixture evenly over the strata, and
 chill thestrata, covered, overnight. Let the strata stand at room temperature
 for 15 minutes and bake it in the middle of a preheated 350F oven for 50
 minutes to 1 hour, or until it is puffed and golden and cook through.
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 Per serving: 284 Calories; 19g Fat (58% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 13g
Carbohydrate; 293mg Cholesterol; 504mg Sodium