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Overnight French Toast – Ummm…Yum!

Way, way way back in 2010 I posted a recipe for Overnight French Toast…..without pictures!  Can you imagine?  This is such an awesome recipe and in my house it’s a breakfast favorite for all special occasions; first day of school, birthdays, overnight guests, Christmas morning, and most recently, my son and his gal came home from college for a couple of days.

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OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST

In a small saucepan, melt ½ cup butter and mix with 2/3 cup brown sugar and some cinnamon (the amount is your choice.  I like lots!). Pour into the bottom of a 13×9 or 15×10 inch pan. Place thick sliced bread over the top of sugar mixture (as many as you can fit, make it snug). Mix three eggs and ½ cup milk. If using a 15×10 pan increase the milk to 1 ½ cups. Pour over the bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Let pan come to room temp or put in cold oven. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. To serve, flip each piece over onto plate sugar side up.  Oh and it is yummmmmyyyyy!

A couple of hints from making this many years……Do not use sourdough bread. I’ve used both French and ciabatta and its better to slice your own bread.  I prefer one slice to be at least as thick as two pre-sliced pieces of bread combined.

Overnight French Toast tastes great alongside a bowl of fresh strawberries and crisp bacon. Be sure to make 2 pans – it won’t go to waste. Here’s a hint.  After breakfast leftovers are best stored by fliping  the pieces over so the sugar side is up before refrigerating.

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Share it with your family!  Do you have any food traditions?

-renee

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Breakfast Burritos – Lattenene Style

I often make these for my husband and son.  There’s a little bit of prep time, but the nice thing is once these breakfast burritos are made they only require a quick minute in the microwave before eating.  This works quite well, especially when my son is home on college break.  A quick minute in the microwave sometimes means 2 or 3 times a day.  You can use what ever you have available.  For these I used bacon, scrambled eggs, american cheese (it melts the best) and hashbrowns.  Feel free to add salsa, peppers, onion, etc. etc.  Follow along for todays breakfast burritos.

I used two kinds of bacon; maple flavor and peppered…

While the bacon was frying I fried the hashbrowns…..

and scrambled the eggs.  At trick for really light scrambled eggs is use a half shell full of water for every egg.  So a dozen eggs = 6 1/2 shells full of water.  Milk tends to make the eggs to heavy.  Lightly whip the eggs with the water before you pour into the PAM sprayed pan.  Cook on medium heat.  I also melted some of the American cheese on top of the eggs….

Now it’s time to assemble.  Use burrito size flour tortillas….

Layer the eggs, hashbrowns and bacon in the center of the tortilla.  Add a slice of American cheese on top….

then fold the sides in first….

then roll up and there you have it…….a container of already made breakfast burritos.

Overnight French Toast

This has become a family and friend favorite ever since my friend Anne gave me the recipe many years ago.  It is the one breakfast item that has remained the same at Christmas breakfast.  It’s so easy you’ll want to make it more then once a year!

OVERNIGHT FRENCH TOAST

In a small saucepan, melt ½ cup butter and mix with 2/3 cup brown sugar and some cinnamon.  Pour into the bottom of a 13×9 or 15×10 inch pan.  Place thick sliced bread over the top of sugar mixture (as many as you can fit, make it snug). Mix three eggs and ½ cup milk.  If using a 15×10 pan increase the milk to 1 ½ cups.  Pour over the bread.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  Let pan come to room temp or put in cold oven.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  To serve, flip each piece over onto plate sugar side up.

A couple of hints from making this many years……Do not use sourdough bread.  I’ve used both french and ciabatta and I prefer to slice the bread myself.  It tastes great alongside a bowl of fresh strawberries and crisp bacon.  Be sure to make 2 pans – it won’t go to waste.