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Good Housekeeping recommends this this breakfast dish for springtime events

Whatever the cause for celebration — Mother’s Day, a graduation, the fact that it’s (finally!) the weekend — this ham and cheddar breakfast strata will start the day off with deliciousness. Serve it with a light salad.

8 ounces thinly sliced deli ham
3 cups reduced-fat (2 percent)
7 large eggs
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon chopped fresh
thyme leaves
1 loaf French bread, sliced
8 ounces Cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon snipped fresh

1. Spray 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Line dish with ham.

2. In large bowl, whisk together milk, eggs, mustard, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper until well-blended.

3. Arrange half of bread slices, overlapping slightly, on bottom of prepared dish. Pour half of milk mixture over bread. Sprinkle with half of Cheddar. Repeat layering. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or more.

4. Heat oven to 350 F. Remove plastic wrap and bake strata 50 to 55 minutes or until golden and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Garnish with chives. Serves 6. ©2018 Hearst Communications

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