Spinach and Cheese Strata

Spinach and Cheese Strata

1 (10 ounce) loaf white bread – cubed
2 packages frozen chopped spinach – thawed and squeezed dry
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms – thinly sliced
3/4 pound Cheddar cheese – diced
14 large California Fresh Eggs
1 1/2 pints lowfat milk
Salt and pepper – to taste
2 teaspoons dry mustard (optional)
3/4 pound shredded Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 350º. Grease a 9" × 12" baking dish. Make a single layer of bread cubes in dish. Cover evenly with spinach and sliced mushrooms. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese. Make another layer of bread cubes. Whisk together eggs, milk and seasonings. Pour over layers making sure that all of top layer of bread is moistened. (At this point dish can be refrigerated overnight Bake for 1 hour until puffed and lightly browned. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean. 10 minutes before serving, sprinkle with jack cheese and return to oven to melt.

Makes 6-8 servings.