Instead of making croutons, use leftover bread to make a simple supper in the form of a strata. Like a savory bread pudding, this layered dish is filled with fleshy tomatoes and melted cheese. The recipe involves minimal prepwork giving you plenty of time to unwind after a long day. Pair with a glass of wine and a green salad. For the recipe, read more. From iVillage Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions Serves 4 to 6.
Goat Cheese and Tomato Strata
1/2 pound stale country bread, sliced about 1/2-inch thick
2 large cloves garlic, 1 sliced in half, the other minced
1 pound fresh tomatoes (about 3 medium) sliced 1/3-inch thick
1/3 cup Gruyere cheese, grated
1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh thyme, picked
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 large eggs
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon olive oil
Serves 4 to 6.