At the heart of Christmas are different traditions. From noche buena at your grandparents’ house to waiting ’til midnight before opening presents, there are events that just define the season. When December started, our chef Kimmie shared one of her personal traditions: binge-watching Christmas movies. So on this special holiday episode of What is Dish?, we test her knowledge bank of festive movies. We challenged her to make Morton Family Strata, a dish from the movie The Family Stone.
(Spoiler alert—if you haven’t watched the movie, skip this paragraph!) The Family Stone is a movie about businesswoman Meredith Morton’s (Sarah Jessica-Parker) first encounter with her boyfriend Everett Stone’s (Dermot Mulroney) eccentric family. The Stones didn’t like Meredith. So she decided to impress them by making her family recipe for strata, which eventually just ends up on the floor.
Strata is an American casserole dish usually served during breakfast or brunch. It’s kind of like frittata on steroids (because it has a bread base); but it tastes similar to pizza. Will there be a Christmas miracle in which Kimmie drops the bomb (or casserole, if you get what we’re saying) on this one?