Mix eggs together, then to the eggs add 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon dry parsley and a pinch of baking soda. Baking soda acts to make eggs puffy and perfect so do not be afraid to add just a pinch. If you don't have it, that's fine too. No need to panic. Strata will come out delicious regardless.
To the egg mixture add 1/2 cup heavy whipped cream, or half and half; Mix it again.
Line bread in the baking dish and drizzle with a bit of olive oil.
Top bread with the veggie and ham mixture. Spread equally. Then pour over mixed eggs and cream mixture.
Add cheese and bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven. You may use any cheese that you prefer. I made this with the Mexican blend, cheddar, and mozzarella, so whatever cheese you use it will be fine.
I made this one using two smaller baking pans but the measurements are for one family size Strata, about 8 servings. This makes an amazing meal for a week. You can mix and match vegetables and meat. You can make it vegetarian or for meat lovers.
Sodium: Country ham is already packed with sodium, as well as cheese so you really do not need much.