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breakfast casserole

Little Sister’s French Toast Casserole

We know how it is when you have a house full of hungry people wanting something good to eat and the hostess of the mostess has limited time to prepare breakfast. You are wanting to impress those guests but you got so much else to be doing. That’s why the sisters love breakfast casseroles. Our stepmother Sandi always has some sort of breakfast casserole when we go to visit. It makes life so much easier and it makes your guests think you have worked so hard. We love this because it is inexpensive to make, you can make it ahead of time and it is get in my belly good. Need we say more? Hope your family enjoys this recipe as much as ours does.

Round up the first seven ingredients-
1 loaf, French bread, cubed
8 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups half and half
¼ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt

1 stick butter (room temperature)
3 tablespoons sugar
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Extra Goodness (optional, but highly reccomended)
1 cup of maple syrup
3 tablespoons butter

Let’s make this casserole-
Go on and grease up your 13 x 9 baking dish. Get you a big ol bowl out and whisk the eggs, half and half, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and salt. Next, your going to want to pour that yumminess egg mixture over the cubed French bread. Now wasn’t that easy. Now cover and pop it in the fridge and let it soak up all that goodness for about 8 hours. Now the 8 hours are up and you are ready to feed that demanding family of yours. Before you pop this in the oven your gonna want to take it out the fridge and let it sit for about an hour. While you are taking the chill off of the casserole you can make the topping. The sisters love them some toppings. Get you 1 stick of butter, this is sounding some kind of good already. Back to the list- sugar, brown sugar, nuts and cinnamon. Use a fork and work these ingredients together, let them get to know one another. Sprinkle the topping over the bread. Go on and preheat your oven to 350 degrees. You gonna want to bake the casserole for 45 minutes to an hour or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Take it out of the oven and smell it. Don’t that smell good? This is going to kill you but you need to let it sit for about 5 minutes or so. You don’t want to burn your mouth up. While that’s cooling make that extra goodness. Now when we listed the ingredients for the extra goodness, we said it was optional. Well your nuts if you don’t make it. So go on and do it- In a small pot warm syrup and butter. That’s it! Let your guest pour this over the top of the casserole. The sisters bet you and your family liked this one.

Cajun Eggs

Cajun Eggs
10 boiled eggs
1 large can petite diced tomatoes, drained
½ cup celery, diced
½ cup bell pepper, diced
½ cup onion, diced
2 dashes of Louisiana Hot Sauce
6 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
1 cup milk
Slap ya Mama (Cajun Seasoning) to taste
Bread crumbs and butter

In a large skillet melt 2 tablespoons of butter. Sauté the tomatoes, celery, bell pepper and onion in until soft. In a skillet make the cream sauce. Melt the remaining 4 tablespoons of butter, slowly add flour and stir until incorporated. Slowly add the milk and continue to stir until the milk and flour mixture is smooth. Combine tomato mixture and white sauce. Season with the Cajun Seasoning. Grease 19 x 13 x 2 casserole dish. In the bottom of the dish place a layer of the eggs and then top with tomato mixture. Continue until all the ingredients have been used. Top with bread crumbs and dot with butter. Bake in a 350 degree oven until thoroughly heated, about 20 – 25 minutes. Serve on top of the Sister’s Plantation Grits!

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