1 loaf French bread 6 eggs 3 c. milk 1/3-c sugar [I used 1/4 c.] 1-2 Tbsp cinnamon 1 Tbsp vanilla extract (Vanilla Butter Nut flavoring and a dash of nutmeg makes this taste heavenly- reminiscent of Grandmother's Pound Cake!)
Spray a 13x9-inch pan w/Pam. Tear the bread and place it in the pan. Combine the remaining ingredients together. Pour them over the bread. Bake at 375°F for 45 min. Dust w/powdered sugar. Serve w/syrup.
[When we make this for Christmas morning, the girls tear up the French bread the night before and throw the chunks back in the bag. It assembles easily the next morning while the oven is preheating.]
1 lb. sausage 8 eggs 10 slices of bread, cubed 3 c. milk 2 c. shredded Cheddar cheese 2 c. sliced fresh mushrooms 10-oz. pkg. frozen cut asparagus, thawed and drained 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted 2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour 1 Tbsp. dry mustard 2 tsp. dried basil 1 tsp. salt
Begin the night before Christmas. Crumble sausage into large skillet. Cook over medium heat until browned, stirring occasionally. Drain off any drippings. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add sausage and remaining ingredients; mix well. Spoon into a greased 13x9 baking dish. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Preheat oven to 350 F. Bake 60-70 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting into squares; serve hot. Makes 10-12 servings.
*This is our all-time Christmas morning favorite!!!