Thursday, November 8, 2012

Support for Sandy

Today's post is all about comfort food. I am a big comfort food person myself and love all things that are sweet and warm and smell like home. I am posting my French Toast Casserole Recipe today for a very special cause - Food Bloggers Support for Sandy.

I came across the Creative-Culinary Blog and her idea to help the victims of Storm Sandy by posting comfort food recipes and urging reader to donate to the relief efforts. I have been reading about all the devastation and felt the need to help. I have heard first hand accounts from friends and family and the devastation just grew with the second storm hitting this already hard hit area. So please. Every little bit helps. Even $1 or 2 can make a difference if we all give a little. Please donate and help those who have lost so much!

And as a thank you I am re-posting my French Toast Casserole Recipe:

{French Toast Casserole}

5 cups of cubed bread
4 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter
1/3 cup of pancake mix
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in your casserole dish.
(just put the casserole dish with the butter into the oven for a couple of minutes :)

In large bowl mix beaten eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons of sugar, salt and vanilla together.

Then add 1/3 cup of pancake mix and mix well.

Carefully add bread to mixture and coat well.
(You can also add bread to casserole dish and pour the milk-egg mixture over it. If you do, let the dish stand for a couple of minutes until all the liquid is absorbed. I like tossing the bread - even though it is messy - because it coats the bread faster :)

Add to buttered casserolle dish.

Cut remaining butter into small pieces and sprinkle of the French Toast Casserole, then
sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon to taste (I add the rest of the sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon).

Bake at 400 degrees for about 15 - 20 minutes or until brown and crispy.

I serve mine with applesauce or fruit and we never have left overs :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!

If you'd like to donate to the Red Cross please just click the button below:

More ways to help:

  • American Red Cross is providing food, shelter, and other forms of support to hurricane victims. You can donate directly to the Red Cross or  you can also text the word “Redcross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation.
  • The Salvation Army is also focused on providing food, shelter, and support to victims, and takes donations for storm relief.
  • Feeding America is providing food, water and supplies to those who need it as part of their disaster relief program.
Please also visit my friend's blogs and their wonderful posts in Support for Sandy:


  1. Thank you so much for participating and spreading the word about ways to donate to help out Hurricane Sandy victims - that casserole sounds heavenly!

  2. I have some bread scraps in the freezer calling to me :) I will have to make this once the bag is full! :)

  3. That last picture with the wonderful blue background and fruit is AMAZING! I can't wait to peruse your other delicious recipes.

  4. Pinned ! From Pin MEme :-) looks delicious!

  5. WOW! This is yummy-licious! I've got to try this for the kiddos! Thanks for linking up!

    Thanks for the reminder to donate to Sandy relief! I did 2 Katrina relief trips and I saw the kind of devastation that a storm can bring!

  6. I love french toast casserole. So yummy! This one looks great!



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