Let me start off by saying that I made some substitutions: chopped, fresh spinach for zucchini; orange bell pepper for green; canned mushrooms for fresh (forgot to buy fresh). I also halved the recipe (except the cheddar, which I only cut by a third). I mixed cheeses and wet ingredients in food processor, as well as my fresh baked bread (forgot to 'age' it) to kind of expedite mixing time; I used a vidalia chop wizard to cut down on chop time... and I still had 45 minutes in the prep, so I think 45 min. prep is for someone REALLY fast or it's off a bit. And I baked it every minute of the recommended bake time, was a little skittish that the toothpick came out clean but there seemed to still be wet egg mixture, so I baked an extra 10 minutes for safety reasons as much as anything. All that said, this strata is really, really good. It's not jump up and down, have it every weekend great, but it is really good for an occasion(al) brunch. I also think it's too much trouble for an every weekend or every day breakfast/brunch. I would
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Let me start off by saying that I made some substitutions: chopped, fresh spinach for...