Here is an old-school 1950’s recipe passed down from my grandmother. It’s easy to do the night before and stick in the oven the day of. It’s perfect for a busy morning.  This recipe is like coming home and reminds me of my mom gone 17 years, but not forgotten. All of that history, love and heart exists in this recipe for me.




  • 6 slices of bread, white and soft
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 2.5 cps sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2.5 cups milk
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 t dry mustard

Cut off the crusts of the bread slices, butter both sides, then cut into quarters.  Lay the cut bread in one layer in a medium size baking dish.

Beat the eggs, milk, dry mustard and salt together. Then stir in the cheddar cheese. Pour over the bread in the pan. Cover and refrigerate over night.

When you are ready to cook, remove pan from refrigerator and preheat oven to 325 F.

Bake for 1 hour. Remove from oven and serve warm.

This recipe can be done in so many ways. You can add sausage, bacon or any  vegetables you like!



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  1. Hi Teri! Do you think this could be made with gluten free bread and still be just as delicious? Thanks!

  2. This is going in the oven this morning! Can’t wait!

  3. Made this for Christmas morning and it was very good. After 1 hour it was quite soggy after letting cool for a bit. I baked an additional 20 mins and it was better but still quite wet. Since I’ve never made this before I’m not sure if it is supposed to be that way or not. Next time I would probably reduce the milk amount. Very tasty though!

  4. I feel like something of a fool asking this, but I have no idea what ‘Instagram Stories’ are or how to access them. I looked at your Instagram page for a long time and was not enlightened. How do I follow them or even see them?

  5. This will be great for upcoming brunch

  6. I have never had strada, I’m looking forward to trying this. I truly enjoy your Instagram stories. You are like my Aunt in the kitchen, a joy to watch, art in motion. Thank you for sharing your love of cooking.

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