Happy Fat Tuesday! I actually forgot that it was Fat Tuesday (probably because I spent all day thinking it was Wednesday) until I was getting ready for dinner. I couldn’t think of anything to make for dinner and then I remembered that it’s traditional to eat pancakes on Fat Tuesday. DONE! Who doesn’t love breakfast for dinner? I could practically taste the bacon already.
I decided I wanted something a little more interesting than pancakes and I had a loaf of French bread to use up, so I started googling. Within minutes I was on the Pioneer Woman’s blog, an old standby for me, and discovered her recipe for Baked French Toast. The photos left my mouth watering, so I began to scan the ingredients. Yes! All of them were in my cabinet and refrigerator.
Mixing, slicing, cubing. I placed the bread pieces in the casserole dish and added the topping. Into the oven it went and I crossed my fingers it would taste good. There seemed to be an awful lot of liquid and I feared the end result would be a soggy mess. But I closed the oven and enjoyed the sweet scent that took over house.
An hour later, I had the most amazing dinner (complete with leftovers for breakfast tomorrow). The baked French toast melted in your mouth and the cinnamon added a nice dose of sweetness. The brown sugar and butter crust was divine. The egg mixture soaked into the broad just like it was supposed to. A little bit of maple syrup and some whipped cream topped off the meal. Perfect for Fat Tuesday!