Broccoli Cheese Strata
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups chopped broccoli
1 carrot, grated or julienned
1 garlic, minced
1.5 tsp fresh oregano, or 1 tsp dried
1 tsp fresh thyme, or .5 tsp dried
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
6 slices stale bread, cut into large cubes
1 cup grated mixed Italian cheese
2 Tbs grated Parmesan cheese
Heat the olive oil in a skillet. Add the onion, broccoli, carrots, and garlic, and stir until the onion is soft and the broccoli is fork-tender. Add the oregano and thyme. Stir until fragrant, then take off the heat and set aside.
In a bowl, beat the eggs. Add the milk, salt, and pepper and stir until combined.
Spray an 8" square casserole dish with olive oil cooking spray. Arrange half the bread cubes into the casserole, followed by half the vegetables then half the Italian cheeses. Then add another layer of the rest of the bread cubes, followed by the rest of the vegetables, then the rest of the Italian cheeses. Pour the egg mixture over the top. Sprinkle the Parmesan over the top. Cover, and let sit for 4 hours or over night.
Bake at 350 degrees for 45-55 minutes, until a knife stuck into the center comes out clean.