The other night we had a cheese strata for dinner that was not only yummy and versatile (use what you have on hand and adapt what you don't), but great for kid participation. Here's the recipe:
1 cup shredded cheese (any kind)
1/2 cup cut lunch meat (we just finished off an open package from the fridge)
6 slices of bread (or 8 if your kids are helping and they are hungry and want to nibble as they cook)
2 cups cooked broccoli (or peas or corn)
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons prepared mustard
A dash of salt and pepper
Cut the bread into pieces and layer half into the bottom of a greased casserole dish. Isaac helped with cookie cutters for this part.
2. Cover bread with cheese, meat and broccoli. Cover with remaining bread.
3. Mix eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper together: