Morning Meandering: A Brunch Recipe and A Flash Mob

Good morning!  Happy Sunday!

*sips coffee*

Yesterday morning I had a breakfast brunch to attend and I was to bring one of the main dishes.  *gulp*  I am not a big breakfast person… really I either have a Fiber One bar around 10 am or a packet of oatmeal.  SO…. I had to do some thinking to come up with a breakfast item that 1.  was tasty for a group but also 2.  traveled well.

The actual breakfast brunch

I enjoy participating in the Weekend Cooking Meme a Beth Fish Reads.  I like to nose around what other people are cooking, and as someone who does not enjoy a lot of kitchen time… finding great recipes that do not take a ton of time makes my day. 😀

The recipe I found and made is here.

Almond Pear French Toast Casserole

1/4 cup butter cut into little squares

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 29 oz. can of pear halves – each half cut into fourths

1 pound loaf of sour dough bread cut into squares (not the end pieces)

2 3/4 cup of eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

2 Tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1/4 cup slices almonds

Using a 10 x 14 pan, evenly distribute the butter slices around the bottom of the pan.  Sprinkle the brown sugar over the butter and bottom of pan.  Put the pear slices over the brown sugar in a single layer.  Take the cut up bread and place in a single layer over the butter and brown sugar.

Now mix together the eggs, milk, sugar, and extracts.  Pour this mixture over the bread evenly – make sure all pieces get wet.  Put foil over the pan and refrigerate over night (if you wish).

When ready to bake, take pan out of refrigerator and let sit while over gets up to temperature.  Then bake at 350 for 40 minutes, take out and sprinkle almond slices on top, put back in over and let continue to bake for another 15 minutes.

This is delicious and when we ate it about 35 minutes later it was even good after it had cooled. 

As for the flash mob… I think they are so cool.  I seriously want to find one and do this.  😀  Here is one that was in Minnesota recently, and I will leave you this morning with this:

27 thoughts on “Morning Meandering: A Brunch Recipe and A Flash Mob

  1. Oooh…the French Toast Casserole looks and sounds delicious! I wish I could smell it through the computer…

    I love flash mobs, too! Wouldn’t that be fun? Thanks for sharing this one.

    Sue

  2. I’m not a big breakfast person either, but that casserole looks amazing! Like you, I usually grab a Fiber One bar (love the oats & chocolate flavor!)

  3. For someone who doesn’t “do” breakfast much, I think you made a fantastic dish!
    Breakfast is actually my favorite meal to eat, either at home or out 🙂

  4. Thank you for sharing the french toast recipe! It looks so good. I usually have a Pop-Tart for breakfast on weekdays because it is fast and on weekends I have cereal. This would be perfect to try during the holidays!

  5. That casserole sounds delicious! I had a brunch I had to help out with this past weekend. I wussed out and took the orange juice and tomato juice.

  6. This sounds yummy. Do you put the pear pieces on top before baking?

    My daughter participated in a flash mob as a local movie theatre. They had invited the school to do one before the opening night of a movie. It was very cool and exciting for all.

    1. LOL – that is hilarious… I forgot that part in the recipe! 😛 Fixing now….

      The pears are sliced and put on top of the brown sugar, under the bread… that is really funny that no one mentioned that before now. 😯

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