In case you are having company this weekend or are planning a brunch in the near future I wanted to share with you a wonderful recipe for baked french toast.
This past Sunday my mother had a brunch at her house for us, my cousin, his wife, and their twins. It was a beautiful day. A very old fashioned kind of Sunday where we ate late, took our time, and talked for hours. My cousin's wife made a delicious ham and cheese quiche (I still have to get the recipe - it was soooo good : ). We had bacon and sausages, fruit salad, apple cake, trifle, and this french toast. The best thing about this recipe is that you prepare it the night before. In the morning just pop it in the oven. Here's how you make it. You will need:
1 loaf french bread - cut into 1" slices
3 cups milk
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla
6 tbs butter
cinnamon to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line the bread slices into a 9x13 baking dish. (I had extra slices so I also lined an 8x8 baking dish as well)
Mix all ingredients except for the butter and cinnamon and pour over bread.
Cover with foil and chill overnight. In the morning dot with butter and cinnamon.
Bake covered 40 - 50 minutes. Remove foil for the last 10 minutes.
Serve with warm maple syrup ~
PS - It's also good leftover the next day : )
I LOVE brunches. I love them because even though its technically breakfast, you can also serve desert!
We were so full and didn't eat again until dinner. It's what Sundays are all about. Family, food, and a good nap : )
I loved this menu and I see more brunches in my future. The food is fun to prepare and kids like it too.
It's snowing here tonight. The countdown to Spring has begun, but Mother Nature has plans of her own. I hope she doesn't take too long because I'm in need of this....
I want to jump into this picture and pick a bunch of those hyacinths for my kitchen. I can practically smell them now.... ahhh.... There is no better aromatherapy than fresh hyacinths. And those colors! This weekend I'm starting my Spring decorating. It's time to put away the snow people and bring out the spring arrangements, bunnies, pastel colored dishtowels, and honeydew melon candle for my stove top. I'll put an old movie on (I'm thinking it might be a Some Like it Hot kind of weekend : ) and say goodbye to winter and hello to Spring!
Happy Thursday! Have a wonderful day ~