How can it possibly be the end of the year already? Each year seems to fly by faster and faster, and I really need to slow down and enjoy each day for the opportunity it gives me and the memories it leaves me!
The kiddos are on their last week of winter break, so we'll try and sneak one more slow and lazy, wonderful breakfast before the new year begins. One of our favorite breakfast casseroles is Eggnog French Toast Casserole, which has a wonderful little surprise! Unlike traditional Eggnog French Toast or other breakfast casseroles, this little beauty bakes with caramel on the bottom - and after taking it hot out of the oven, I flip it over so that the caramel soaks down through every layer of the rich eggnog custard French toast. Perfect for a special day or just for celebrating a quiet morning together.
Crusty French bread or Challah bread gives this a beautiful bite, and the little ones love helping me tear up the bread. And all that wonderful caramel? Once it has drizzled all warm and gooey down through each layer, it's pretty darn luscious! But for a little extra "wow" factor, I like to top with fresh raspberries and blueberries, just because they are so darn wonderful with this!
Some crispy bacon, fresh orange juice and a hot cup of coffee is all that we need to make this the most delicious breakfast ever!
I like anything that I can make the night before - it saves me time in the morning. And the delicate cinnamon and nutmeg in this eggnog custard is absolute perfection - creamy, and filled with so much old-fashioned eggnog flavor!
The kiddos are calling, so I'm going to join them for a bite of this before its all gone. Hope you have a wonderful weekend with your loved ones too!
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