Ham-Asparagus and Cheese Strata 8 oz asparagus spears, cut into 2-in pieces 5 cups French bread cubes 2 cups shredded Gruyere or white cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped chives or green onions 8 ounces cooked ham, diced 10 eggs 1 1/2 cups milk
I am not exactly sure what most people eat for breakfast on Christmas morning. There is often a lot of talk about dinner: roasts and hams, traditional side dishes, and glittering desserts. But the day has to start somehow; you can't dig through stockings and unwrap presents on an empty stomach. And it's Christmas, so it better be special. That means no bowls of cold cereal or skimpy slices of toast.
Basil Breakfast Strata- (This count could be even better. I used egg substitute, 1% milk & reduced fat cheese to bring the calories & Fat down.) Nutrition: Calories 240, Total fat 13g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol125mg, Sodium 600mg, Total Carbohydrate16g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g, Protein15g.