Not only is today Christmas, but it is also my dad's birthday! My sister and I take turns hosting breakfast to celebrate his birthday before the Christmas activities get into full swing. After reading the "7 Meals A Making" article in last months Southern Living, I knew I had found my breakfast in the King Ranch Breakfast Strata.
Here is what I did, for the full recipe, use the link above:
Gathered all the ingredients,
Greased a 9x13 baking dish. Cubed the french bread and tossed it with the strips of tortilla. Then, I layered on pre-cooked chicken along with some pepper jack cheese I had shredded.
After getting those layers together, I softened up the veggies and spices over medium heat and set them aside to cool while I put together the egg mixture and poured it over the ingredients in the casserole dish.
After the veggie mixture had cooled, I spooned it over the eggs. Then the dish was covered and refrigerated until this morning. 45 minutes for baking it was taken out of the refridge and I poured a cup of milk in it and sprinkled the whole casserole with about a half cup of pepper jack cheese. The strata baked for 70 minutes in a 325*F oven. I let it sit for 5 minutes before serving.