1/3 or more cup broccoli flowerettes - small bite size pieces
1 cup spinach leaves - no stems
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg - freshly grated
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper - freshly ground
basil - Dried - 1 teas OR Fresh leaves chiffonade - 1/4 cup
1 cup sharp cheddar - shredded
1/2 cup Swiss cheese - grated
1 cup cottage cheese
Prepare the evening before serving. Oil bottom and sides of 9x13 or larger baking dish.
Tear bread into cubes to thoroughly cover bottom of baking dish. Sprinkle bread with cheeses.
Saute onions and peppers in olive oil until onions begin to clarify. Add broccoli and continue to stir until broccoli becomes bright green. Sprinkle with basil. Arrange evenly over cheese. Lay spinach leaves over mixture of veges neatly for eye appeal.
Beat eggs, salt and pepper,and cottage cheese until eggs turn lemon yellow. Spoon mixture over ingredients in the dish. Take your time to do this neatly so it's attractive when served. Cover with wrap and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven to 325. Bake on middle rack for approx. 20 min, or until mixture begins to gently puff. Increase heat to 350 until center is cooked.
Remove and cool for 3 minutes. Loosen edges, cut into serving size pieces. Casserole can be served buffet style or portioned.
Serve after yogurt parfait, with bacon or mild sausage.