We have gone over our list and checked it twice! Realized we are done with the hustle & bustle of the HOLIDAYS!!! Finally the Cards are all sent, the packages that needed to be mailed are on the way, the shopping for presents is done & they are wrapped and under the tree. Most of the food for the Christmas celebration is snugly put away in the fridge & pantry. So we will be cruising into the Christmas Holiday with ease... A first for me... LOL I sure hope that you my friends all are set for the BIG day and will be enjoying it with family & friends as we are...
I have always made some kind of special breakfast for my family on Christmas morning for over 40 years... I have many wonderful casserole recipes that I have used for years... Several years ago a dear friend of mine gave me this recipe for Baked French Toast and it has become our favorite. It is fairly easy to prepare and the best part is you make it the night before... In the morning you just stick it in the oven and bake it while you are opening presents... My Step grandsons love this breakfast and they are very picky eaters... I decided to share it with you all and maybe it can become one of your favorites too... I sure hope so☺
Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping
above photo borrowed from the Internet
1 Loaf french bread (13 to 16 ozs)
8 large eggs
2 cups half & half
1 cup milk
2 TBS. granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices.
½ pound (2 sticks) butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 TBS. light corn syrup
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and