Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In which Laurie Ann attempts to cook something fancy

We were having a brunch at work and the directors were doing the cooking. Since I'm an assistant, I got lumped in with them and also had to prepare a dish. I decided to try that Strata recipe from Smitten Kitchen. Those of you who know me know that I don't cook, or at least not often. When I do, it's nothing fancy, usually just mac & cheese or meatloaf, or similar comfort foods. It's not that I can't cook, I just don't do it unless I have people to feed. So, enter fancy recipe. I was doubling it because we have a lot of folks at work, but there was someone else bringing an egg dish, too.

I prepped everything before hand, getting the measuring stuff and spices out
chopped the onions with my pseudo Slap Chop
shredded the cheeses and cut the breadthen sauteed the onions and added the spinachDon't you just love the smell of onions cooking? Soooo good. Then I just poured the egg mixture over the layers of bread, cheese and spinach, and popped in the fridge to set.This morning, I got up early because the strata has to sit out for 30 minutes before cooking. Then I stuck them in the oven while I showered and got ready for work. By the time I was done, so was the strata. And it looked beautiful.And you know what? It tasted delicious. Hooray! I cooked and didn't kill anyone!

8 comments:

mamamouseiam said...

Didn't kill anyone? Ha! How 'bout that little red guy standing on your counter? I'm surprised he's still upright! (I've never seen a knife holder like that. Thanks for the laugh!)

Oh, and the strata? It looks WONDERFUL!

woolanthropy said...

Looks delicious!

Anonymous said...

BRAVO!! It looks wonderful! Good job little girl!

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oslowe said...

Love that knife-rack.

Ellen Bloom said...

Yum! Looks delicious. I just copied and saved the recipe for future use!

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Mmmmmmm. Yum. And I too love seeing that knife rack; you totally scored with that one!

Jackson Nash said...

Yumtums! I'd nom it.