Happy Fiesta Friday #22!
Full disclosure. These strata muffins, or strata muffin things, as I like to call them, are just an experiment. I like them, but you can probably add more bread, and more egg, to expand the recipe size to 9-10 muffins. This came out to about 7-8 standard muffin molds, depending on how full you fill them.
Hope everyone is having a terrific weekend. The sun is still trying to come out in Seattle, though the weather info on my phone shows the ‘cloud with rain’ symbol for both Saturday and Sunday!
I’m honored that George Takei of Star Trek fame, and now, of Facebook fame, is going to be the Grand Marshall of the LGBTQ Pride Parade in Downtown Seattle, but I just can’t deal with the crowds, and also, the parade has become an endless stream of beer and liquour trucks disguised as floats. Being bombarded by liquour and beer companies is not how I choose to celebrate Gay Pride. Sometimes I wish the Pride committee can take hints from the Fremont Solstice Parade people, which requires it to be ad-free and non-motorized only. Oh well. It’s easy for me to talk without doing anything about it…
Have a great weekend everyone!!
bacon mushroom cheese strata muffins (strata muffins)
2/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Italian herbs
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
1/2 cup mushrooms, sautéed
4 ounces Havarti, grated
5 slices bacon, fried and cut into small squares or crumbled
3 pieces of toast, 1/2-inch cubed
1/2 cup spinach or other greens
Whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Add the milk, mustard, Italian herbs, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Whisk to blend thoroughly. Add the remaining ingredients and stir with a spoon, mixing thoroughly. Place in fridge for an hour, to overnight. When ready to bake, prehest oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in muffin tin, or grease well to prevent sticking. This may be somewhat difficult to remove from the pan, so choose liners, if you have them. Fill to almost full, and place in center of oven for about 20-25 minutes. The last few minutes, you can turn the oven up to broil, to brown tops slightly, if desired.