Then again, who am I to say that? You should also serve bacon and doughnuts. Definitely some sort of Santa’s White Christmas or Toasted Coconut Cream coffee. Fruit? Sure. Sausage links or sausage patties? Why not? Wait, are you a sausage links or a sausage patties person? I think it depends on the occasion and the pairing. I’m partial to everything sausage-like, especially right now as I dream about Christmas brunch. I can’t imagine a scenario in which THIS wouldn’t be welcome:
Guys, I’m still in my work cloud but it’s winding down. It really is! And our master bedroom/bathroom renovations are in full speed ahead right now. As of this morning, we have a functional toilet, a real shower door, and a bathtub you can run! All we have to do is finish the painting, the windows, the baseboards, the closet, the everything, oh man, my head spins. Well suffice it to say, it’s actually coming along! Longest project in the world. All long projects end with a good breakfast, right?
Cranberry Eggnog Breakfast Bake
1 loaf of french bread, cubed into 1 inch chunks
12 whole eggs
2 cups of eggnog
¼ teaspoon of allspice
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1 cup of whole cranberries
1.5 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
Powdered sugar for garnish (if desired)
1 – Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2 – In a large bowl whisk together eggs, eggnog, cinnamon, allspice, and vanilla extract. Set to the side.
3 – In a 9 x 13 casserole dish, grease with cooking spray and add in the cubed bread in an even layer. Sprinkle the cranberries on top of the bread in an even layer throughout the pan. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and cranberries and with the back of a spatula, gently push down the bread so everything gets soaked.
4 – Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, remove the foil and continue baking for another 30 minutes, uncovered.
5 – Remove from oven, sprinkle with powdered sugar (if desired) and top with pure maple syrup.
You haven’t heard the last from me, by the way. I have a few more recipes this week, and next week I’ll have annual end of year recap post that I love so dearly. I’d love to say, “See ya in 2018,” but you all know I’ll be here a lot! Always.