As I’m cooking and eating dinner, I’m on to “what do you want for breakfast?”
I never thought I would, but I’ve turned into my mother ~~~ It’s always about the next meal…
And for me, the next meal is the best meal, my favorite meal: BREAKFAST!
It makes me happy when there’s a “crowd” around for breakfast; I like to cook a big one for everyone. And for these breakfasts, I sometimes lean towards serving a casserole dish like this one.
This recipe is put together the night before, and then popped in the oven the next morning. It’s a sweet treat for breakfast that pleases everyone with its good flavors and its bit of crunchiness.
Top it with whatever floats your boat ~ fresh fruit, confectioner’s sugar, or whipped cream; I myself, like it with a pat of butter and maple syrup.
With a side of crisp bacon, it’s heavenly! And, maybe a fried egg---over easy, whole-wheat toast, hash browns, a couple of sausage patties, a bear claw, some melon, or berries, and my home-made cherry jam…
Are you hungry yet???
Overnight French Toast
12 (3/4-inch) slices Tuscan or French bread
1¼ cups milk
¼ cup half and half
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
½ teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
Arrange bread in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish that has been coated with cooking spray.
Do not crowd bread.
In a large bowl, beat remaining ingredients.
Pour over bread.
Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Turn bread slices over to make sure they are coated well with egg mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Turn over and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
if not brown enough, broil for a minute, if you desire.
Serve with maple syrup, confectioner’s sugar or fresh fruit.
Tell me ~~~ have you turned into your mother?
Be sure to visit my friend, Linda’s blog, @My Kind of Cooking for great tips and delicious easy recipes!