Super Strata!

Humpday is over! Aren’t you happy? I’m ready for a weekend again :)

I was pretty much hungry all afternoon today. I didn’t have any snacks that I actually wanted, so I just guzzled water until we went home.

And we came home to a mess!

Maggie was not happy that we were not home with her today – she had flung litter all over the place and thrown her blanket + bed across the kennel. Of course, she was happy once we were home.

I cleaned up her pee while Nick took her outside and then Nick cleaned up the litter while I washed dishes and got started on dinner. At least we have a good system between the two of us!

Tonight’s dinner was something I had been thinking about all day.

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While I was on the way home from my appointment yesterday, I stopped by one of our local health food stores, Annie Kay’s, to see what they had from the local bakeries.

The great thing about Tuesdays? Whatever baked goods they have leftover that day are free! They do that so they can get rid of what they got earlier in the week before the new shipment comes in. And it’s all local!

I grabbed a loaf of rosemary sourdough to try out – I really just wanted to see if their was as sour as mine :)

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I decided to use the bread to make a strata for dinner.

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Honestly, I decided I needed to figure out how to make a good strata after seeing them on Erin’s blog all the time – they always look so good!

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So good, and so easy.

Tonight’s mix included:

  • rosemary sourdough
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 2 scallions
  • 1/2 cup roasted red peppers
  • 1 pkg. cremini mushrooms
  • 1 chicken sausage
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup or so milk
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • salt, pepper

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We had some leftover green beans on the side for a bit more green. And this sourdough was not as sour as mine, but the rosemary flavor was amazing – this smelled incredible when it came out of the oven.

 

Maggie has been crazy tonight, and messy. I washed her bed and blanket again tonight, and I just heard the dryer buzzer go off. Time to get them and get her ready for bed!

 

Super fun giveaway tomorrow! and a celebration :)

23 Responses to “Super Strata!”

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    eaternotarunner — January 13, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    That looks so good! Sourdough is the best :-)

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    Lexi — January 13, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I, too, love sourdough bread! And strata! Looks delicicous!!

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    Evan Thomas — January 13, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Free?! That’s my kind of price tag!

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    Stephanie — January 13, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    I have never made a strata believe or not, thanks for the inspiration to try this soon bc it looks delicious!! yummy yummmm girlie, have a great night :)

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    Whitney @ Lettuce Love — January 13, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    That is so cool that you get baked goods for free! It is nice that they don’t throw it away in the trash but give it to happy customers :)

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    Lauren — January 13, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    The strata sounds like an excellent idea! I love when you buy something that triggers an inspiration behind an entire meal!

    I think this may be on the BFD menu next week. ;)

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    jenngirl — January 13, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    I am happy the weekend is coming, but it’s bittersweet because it means I’m packing up and heading back to school.

    That strata sounds amazing! I’ve never made it before. And I love rosemary, so I think the bread would be awesome :)

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    Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) — January 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Free? That’s amazing! And I too, need to learn how to make a strata. Looks like yours turned out beautifully.

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    ginamastrog — January 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    This looks soooo good!

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    Jessie — January 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Isn’t it crazy how much work a puppy/dog can be? I can’t even imagine what having kids will be like. At least the puppy will always be a cutie.

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    Danielle — January 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Ahh it’s crazy to see local products on your blog because I buy them too! Annie Kays is one of my favorite local stores :) I like EATS naturals too

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    learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood — January 13, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    The Sourdough Strata sounds amazing and I am really sorry to hear about your Maggie problems. I have a question, do you leave maggie out of her cage all day or do you keep her in her kennel??

    • Brandi replied: — January 14th, 2010 at 7:26 am

      We keep her in her kennel during the day because we just can’t leave her alone in the house for that long yet. But her kennel is pretty big – she has room to walk around, play with her toys, and lay down – plus she has water and some food in there with her, too.

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    Gelareh @ Orange Truffle — January 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Your dinner looks delishes… the grocery store that I shop at also has a rosemary bread that they bake fresh and it always smells heavenly

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    fromatopink — January 13, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    I can’t believe that bread was FREE. Delish. Looking forward to see what the giveaway is!

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    Holly (The Healthy Everythingtarian) — January 13, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    this looks AMAZING! how many servings did it make?

    • Brandi replied: — January 14th, 2010 at 7:25 am

      We’ll get 6 out of it, but it could easily be 8!

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    kbwood — January 13, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    ohh yumm! sourdough is MY FAV

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    plamarie — January 14, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Wow! I have never made or had strata. I need to fix that. Yours looks great!That is so generous of the store to give the bread away. How nice! Puppies are hard work. Sounds like you guys have it under control though ;)

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    christie, honoring health — January 14, 2010 at 6:24 am

    Yum, that strata looks awesome!

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    CaSaundra — January 14, 2010 at 10:38 am

    I am addicted to stratas–I love adding crumbled maple turkey sausage to mine and a dash of hot sauce!

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