Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sweet Potato & Sausage Strata

1) My culinary students will be making stratas in class this week -- choosing their meat & veggie add-ins.  2) I had leftover wheat rolls from Thanksgiving dinner; and extra sweet potato. 3) This month's Cooking Light magazine (December 2015) had a recipe for Sweet Potato & Sausage Strata.  All that combined to inspire my own strata this morning...largely based on the Cooking Light add-ins -- I added some caramelized onions as well.

I don't do the Black Friday shopping frenzy. My tradition on Black Friday is to decorate for Christmas. tree and twinkle light garlands are up around the house, potted paper whites (planted over a week ago) are beginning to push up green shoots promising fragrant white blossoms soon, pine and cinnamon scented candles are burning, and cozy Christmas pillows and throws are invitingly tucked on the couch and my Christmas books are calling. Christmas music (and the sound of the furnace blowing) are all calling me to enjoy this tasty breakfast on this Sunday morning.