French toast that is make ahead and bakes as a loaf? YES, please!
It’s no secret that my husband and I are Disney fans, big ones. When I get a chance to have a little piece of Disney at home, I certainly do. The original recipe for this french toast loaf is a Disney recipe from the Main Street Bakery in the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.
When I found this recipe, I thought it would be the perfect thing to have for breakfast on Christmas morning. It’s something that is easy to throw together the night before, and it bakes in the morning while you’re drinking a warm drink and enjoying your family. Perfect.
There isn’t much that’s easier than getting up on Christmas morning, making coffee, and popping your already prepared breakfast casserole into the oven before tackling the gifts under the tree. Then you can smell your delicious breakfast as it bakes. What a nice feeling. Leave some space in your refrigerator on Christmas Eve to allow this to sit in there overnight.
I thought that this year, I’d just throw together some of our favourite foods for our ham and swiss casserole for breakfast. Add my husband’s hollandaise, some sausage gravy, or some mushroom cream sauce to it, and YOWZA you have an amazing meal.
When I think of Christmas flavours, I think of pairs like chocolate and mint, cranberry and orange, dates and caramel, rum and eggnog. All of those pairs just scream ‘Holidays!’ right in my face. I love them all too.
I’ve been sitting on this cranberry orange coffee cake recipe for several years, knowing just how tasty it was, but never actually taking the time to bake it myself. This year I was going through my recipes, as I do so frequently, and this recipe fell right out of my book and looked at me, just begging to be baked and blogged.
“Beans, beans, they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you…”
Something my grandmother says. Gosh she makes me smile. I remember eating beans with white rolls at her house when I was a kid, and we’d sing this old saying and then just laugh and laugh and laugh. What a great memory. There’s a bit of truth to this old saying too, actually. There is such good fibre in beans and they’re packed with nutrients. Probably less so if they’re baked with bacon and covered with a sugary sauce, but still. You gotta look on the bright side, right?
I have a muffin problem. The problem? I want to eat them every day. Every. Single. Day.
Muffins used to be thought of as a healthy breakfast option. Sadly though, traditional muffins are far from healthy, making them less and less of an option at all. They are packed with oil, sugar, and flour, making them essentially no more than breakfast cake. Cake being my favourite thing to eat, I hope you can understand why I have a hard time resisting these moist breakfast morsels.