French Toast Casserole & I Know and I Don’t–No. 8

     The weekend is not quite over yet, but I wanted to go ahead and share the French toast casserole recipe with you.  Yum. Yum. Yum.
     You make the recipe the night before and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator, so it would be so easy to pop in the oven if you have company or just want a big breakfast without all the early morning work.

You will need:
1/4 c. butter melted
3/4 c. c. packed light brown sugar (we used dark)
1 loaf French bread (cut into 1 1/2 in. slices)
8 eggs, lightly beaten
1 c. whole milk
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. pecans (chopped)
1/8 tsp. salt
(optional) maple syrup and/or powdered sugar for topping

1.  In a small bowl combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour on the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
2.  Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish overlapping if necessary.
3.  Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl and pour evenly over bread slices.
4.  Sprinkle chopped pecans over bread slices.
5.  Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 – 12 hours. 
6.  In the morning, take the casserole out of the fridge for at least ten minutes as your preheat the oven.
7.  Bake casserole for 30 – 35 minutes.  If top starts browning too quickly, place a foil loosely over the top of the casserole for the last ten minutes or so.  You want to cook it long enough to make sure the bottom part is cooked, but don’t dry it out completely.
8.  Remove casserole from oven and let it cool slightly before serving.  Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

French Toast Casserole
Sorry for the not so great cell phone picture – I forgot to bring my camera home!

So so so good!  Y’all are going to have to make it very soon!

Onto the 8th (WOW) I Know and I Don’t!

I know I shouldn’t overanalyze (and that I’ve probably said this already).
I don’t know why I do it aaalllllllll the time.

I know
I forget a lot.
I don’t know how Keith forgot to pack shirts for this weekend…

I know
I need a spring/summer purse.
I don’t know where else to look!

I know
patience is a virtue.
I don’t know how people can do it.

I know
prayer is powerful.
I don’t know why I don’t write that across my forehead every morning.


Kelley @ said...

Yum yum yum! This looks great! Im going to have to try it.. maybe this week!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh this looks absolutely incredible!!

darling blog.

Allyson said...

I hope you was great!

Laura said...

Love your Know/Don't Knows! I need to remember that last one, too! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe!! OH, MY! It looks amazing!

Peace, Love, and First Grade

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! It was sooo good!

Allyson said...

I always love reading your comments; you are too sweet! I hope you get a chance to try this recipe very soon - you'll love it!

Allison said...

Hey thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your blog name! this recipe looks YUM. Also I need a spring purse too, but I think I will just make one, because I want something unique!

Allyson said...

Thank you so much for stopping by! I was on the lookout for a purse all weekend and just couldn't find the perfect one!

Valerie Griffin said...

that french toast looks amazing!

Allyson said...

Girl, it was so so good!

Our Delightful Home said...

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Mrs. Delightful

Allyson said...

I am so excited to have you, I am going to link up right now! Thanks for the invite.

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

Loooooks soooooo gooooood!!! Must. Make. Now!! :)

Allyson said...

So good! You will love it!

Addicted to Recipes said...

French toast is my favourite breakfast! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

Kelley @ said...

I made this last week and it was so good Alyson! I am making it again this week :)

Ps.. love the new blog look!!!

BELL HERE said...

i'm such a creep. i just spent far too long on your bloggy. it's SO fun to find a new blog you actually enjoy reading. i feel like they are few and far between, ya know? very excited for new posts, and obviously steal some of your great ideas!


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