The countdown to Tremendous Bowl LIV Sunday is on! Whereas I’m a little bit of a fair-weather soccer fan, I do just like the Tremendous Bowl for its high-stakes soccer, nice commercials and scrumptious meals. As a result of the sport watching could be all consuming, I like to organize meals forward of time in order that I can spend time having fun with the festivities.

Strata is a quiche- or frittata-like casserole made with bread, eggs and cheese. It may embody meat or greens — spinach, on this case. And for those who don’t like blue cheese, be happy to substitute shredded gruyere, fontina or mozzarella for the gorgonzola.

This strata recipe is bound to be a success with all of your football-loving mates — and it’s a terrific do-ahead dish for a brunch, too. It may be assembled proper as much as the purpose of baking, then frozen; simply defrost and produce it to room temperature earlier than baking it in accordance with the instructions beneath. Serve it with bacon for brunch, or a inexperienced salad for lunch or dinner.

Spinach-Gorgonzola Strata

Serves 8

Substances

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 pound washed child spinach

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

four medium garlic cloves, minced

1½ cups heavy cream

Eight ounces Gorgonzola Dolce cheese, crumbled

½ cup thinly sliced scallions, plus extra for garnish

1 teaspoon kosher salt

four massive eggs, calmly overwhelmed

1 pound sourdough bread, crusts eliminated, reduce into 1-inch cubes

Instructions

Warmth oven to 375 levels. Generously butter a 9-inch by 13-inch baking pan.

In a big sauté pan, warmth olive oil.  Add spinach and sauté till spinach is wilted. Pour off any extra liquid. Put aside.

In a small saucepan, soften the butter over average warmth. Add the garlic and cook dinner for 1 minute. Stir within the cream and cheese and produce to a boil. Stir in scallion, spinach and salt; cook dinner for about 30 seconds. Switch combination to a big bowl. Steadily fold overwhelmed eggs into the gorgonzola/spinach combination. Stir within the bread cubes and let stand till the cream is absorbed, about 5 minutes.