1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves plus additional for garnish (optional)
1/4 teaspoon Food Club salt
1/8 teaspoon Food Club ground black pepper
Grease 13 x 9-inch or 3-quart glass or
ceramic baking dish with butter.
of prepared dish, evenly layer half the bread,
tearing to fit if necessary, and half the ham,
cheese, tomatoes and asparagus; repeat layers
with remaining half of each ingredient.
large bowl, whisk eggs; add cream, thyme, salt
and pepper, and whisk until blended. Evenly
pour egg mixture over layered ingredients;
cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours or up
Preheat oven to 350°. Bake
strata, uncovered, 1 hour or until top is golden
brown, toothpick inserted in center comes out
clean and internal temperature reaches 165°.
Let stand 10 minutes; sprinkle with thyme, if
desired, to serve.