1/2 loaf (1/2lb.) Sliced Day old Bread (wheat loaf works great - tear open the package and leave on counter a couple days before to help bread stale out.
½ lb Breakfast turkey sausage
½ lb. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
½ bag Baby spinach
½ lb. Mushrooms
1 large Ripe Tomatoes, Chopped and strained
STRATA EGG BASE
6 Whole Eggs
2 c Light Cream or half and half
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 tsp Dry mustard
½ tsp Hot sauce
Salt and Pepper
Make Strata one day in advance
Over medium high heat sauté turkey sausage in olive oil until browned and cooked through. Remove and reserve turkey sausage and add mushrooms and sauté for 5 minutes, then add the spinach and finish cooking. Let all ingredients cool.
Break apart day old bread into 1-2 inch pieces and mix together with tomatoes, turkey sausage, spinach, mushrooms and shredded cheese in a large bowl
Spray a large glass or ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Transfer strata filling to the dish and distribute evenly. Cover and refrigerate.
Combine ingredients for egg filling, whisk thoroughly and refrigerate
You can do the above steps 2 days ahead, or the night before you will serve the strata
The night before you are going to bake the strata, pour the egg mixture evenly over all of the filling, cover and keep refrigerated until morning
Remove the strata from the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 350, and bake the strata for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the strata has puffed up with gooey melty cheese and crispy brown spots on top
Let cool for 15 minutes and serve!