"You see us as you want to see us—in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain...and an athlete...and a basket case...a princess...and a criminal. Does that answer your question?"
To pay homage to the source of that quote (The iconic 1985 movie The Breakfast Club. If you haven’t seen it by now, you better get watching!), we decided to shoot a parody recreating one of the scenes from it with some of our team members as ‘The Crockpot Club,’ paired with this Crock-Pot Thursday’s lunch menu: BREAKFAST!
We know that breakfast-for-lunch isn’t exactly traditional. It’s breakfast-for-breakfast, or breakfast-for-dinner. But, why would we pass up an opportunity to enjoy everyone’s favorite meal of the day as a team? If it makes you feel any better, just think of it as second breakfast. (That’s another reference. Do you at least get that one?).
You can get the recipe for the overnight french toast we made below and watch our video. All rights are reserved to respective owners for the music used:
Easy Overnight French Toast Bake
- ½ cup melted butter (1 stick)
- 1 cup brown sugar + 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 loaf Texas toast cut off the crusts, this is NOT necessary but I just think it looks nicer.
- 4 eggs
- 1½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar plus more for sprinkling
- honey or maple syrup for topping
- Put the butter in a microwave safe bowl, melt it in the microwave and add 1 cup of brown sugar. Stir until combined.
- Pour the mixture evenly over the bottom of 9 x 13 baking pan.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar and vanilla.
- Place toast bread in a single layer in the pan so that it covers the whole area.
- Pour half the egg-milk mixture over the entire layer of toast bread.
- In a small bowl, combine the 3 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon.
- Sprinkle half the mixture on a layer of toast bread.
- Then arrange the second layer of toast bread and pour the rest of the mixture of eggs and milk.
- Repeat with the rest of the sugar and cinnamon.
- Cover with aluminum foil and leave to cool in the fridge overnight.
- * You can leave it for a couple of hours in the refrigerator, but the best effect is achieved if you leave it overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Leave chilled toast bread at room temperature for a few minutes.
- Put it in the oven and bake for 45 minutes, so that the first 30 minutes it is baked with aluminum foil.
- Bake it until the top is crispy and golden brown and the inside is soft.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with honey or maple syrup.
Recipe courtesy of: CakesCottage