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(Tyson's Galleria Location)
1833 G International Drive
McLean, Virginia

Tracey Deavers - Cooking Instructor

Breakfast Strata Lorraine

(Serves 12)
1)   2 tbs. Olive Oil
2)   1 Yellow Onion - diced
3)   Kosher Salt to taste, plus 1 tsp.
4)   Freshly ground Pepper to taste
5)   1 lb. Spinach - stems removed
6)   1 1/2 lb. loaf of Challah or other eggy sweet Bread
7)   8 oz. Ham - diced
8)   6 o.z Gruyere - grated
9)   10 Eggs
10) 2 1/2 cups Half and Half

1)   Cut bread into 1" cubes to make about 9 cups. Toast at 300F until dry,
       approximately 20 minutes.
2)   In large saute pan over mediuim heat, warm 1 tablespoon olive oil. 
       Add the onion, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring occasionally
       until caramelized, approx 15 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.
3)   In the same pan over med heat, add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and warm. 
       Add half of the spinach, season with salt and pepper, and saute until wilted,
       approx 2-3 minutes.  Transfer to a colander.  Repeat with remaining olive oil
       and spinach.  Using a rubber spatula,  press out excessive moisture.
4)   In a large bowl, toss together the bread cubes, caramelized onion, spinach,
       ham and cheese.  Transfer to a baking dish.  In a bowl, beat together the
       eggs, half-and-half, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the bread
       mixture. Cover with plastiic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to
       16 hours.
5)   Preheat oven to 350F.
6)   Remove the plastic wrap from the baking dish and cover with a lid of
       aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until the
       top is browned and the strata is cooked through, 40 to 50 minutes more.

Caramelized Bacon

1)   1/2 lb. thick cut Bacon
2)   1/2 cup Brown Sugar
3)   1/2 cup chopped Pecans
4)   3 tbs. Maple Syrup
5)   Crushed Chipotle Chilis to taste

1)   Preheat oven to 350F.
2)   Line baking sheet with foil and place cooling rack on top of foil. Place
       bacon on cooling rack in single layer.
3)   Combine brown sugar and pecans. Stir in maple syrup until mixture is
       very moist.  Add chipotle until you have desired amount of heat.
4)   Using small spoon or spatula spread mixture on top of bacon slices.
5)   Bake until bacon is cooked through and topping is bubbly, at least 35
       minutes.  Check underside of bacon.  If bacon is still white, return to
       oven for another 10 minutes.
6)   Remove from oven and let cool to crisp the bacon.

Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

1)   Greek Yogurt
2)   Mixed Berries - mascerated
3)   Toasted Almonds
4)   Granola
5)   Honey
6)   Mint to garnish

1)   In parfait or compote glass, layer yogurt, granola and berries. 
2)   Sprinkle almonds on top and drizzle with honey. 
3)   Garnish with fresh mint if desired.

Good Eating!!!