Christmas Morning French Toast Casserole
1 loaf French bread
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.]