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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Cheryl's Christmas Morning Orange Julius French Toast Casserole

1964

Orange Julius official drink of World’s Fair in New York.



Orange Julius Froth Lives On:  Feel the Froth

Christmas Morning Orange Julius French Toast Casserole

Ingredients:
1 loaf French bread (about 16 ounces)
4 eggs, beaten well
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/2  cups orange juice 
2 1/2 cups eggnog
1 teaspoon real vanilla
1 16 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained and slightly mashed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg


Directions:

1. Tear bread into 1" cubes and place into greased 9×13 pan.
2. In a blender (or in a bowl using an electric mixer) beat eggs and salt for several minutes until smooth.
3. Pour in orange juice, eggnog, and vanilla and blend until well combined.

4. Stir in the slightly mashed mandarin oranges by hand.
5.  Pour mixture over bread, making sure all pieces are covered.
6.  Combine 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg in a dry small cup and stir.
7.  Sprinkle on top of entire casserole.
8.  Prepare Christmas Eve (cover and refrigerate) or put it completely together Christmas morning.
9.  When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350.
10. Bake uncovered for 40 minutes or until top is golden brown, solid in the middle, and bread is puffed up.
11. Remove from oven and serve hot.
12.  Serve with optional on the side maple syrup and butter if you like.

Don't over power the Orange Julius French Toast Casserole with milk or juice.  Instead, serve with hot unflavored coffee or tea. 

Enjoy! At first bite you will suddenly feel 40 years younger.  In your mind's eye, you will be walking
in Eastland (now Courtland) Mall past the Orange Julius Stand smelling the orange blossoms and feeling the froth.

1978

Fu Manjulius mustache trend overtakes fashion world. (This was so men could feel the froth longer.)

1 comment:

Kay Swatkowski said...

I was up in the night looking for a special french toast recipe for our son and daughter in law! They will love this. Thanks, Cheryl. Your creativity is the bst.