**This conversation is brought to you by Johnsonville Sausage. All opinions are my own.**
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and that means that my most prized handmade gifts are on their way from my children. I have a shelf in my kitchen that houses my special gifts from my kids and I love adding to them every year. It is a constant reminder of how lucky I am! My girls are getting to that age where they really understand what Mother’s Day is. Last year, they attempted breakfast in bed and it was awesome. This year I wanted to help them out a little. So I will be making my Overnight Slow Cooker French Toast. But, it is Mother’s Day after all, so a side of fruit and Johnsonville sausage is also something I want on my tray! Since my kids can not use the stove alone, I love that they now have Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties that are ready in the microwave in 30 seconds! My kids can definitely handle that!
For years I have had Johnsonville links and sausage in my house. I just love the flavor and the savory sausage as an add in to a meal or on it’s own. But I am a busy person and need a break sometimes. So having precooked patties in stores now is going to be a great help to me! Especially since I have to have sausage on my Mother’s Day tray!
Telling my kids that the precooked patties are in the fridge and to just open the package and pop in the microwave f0r 30 seconds will make sure that they end up on my tray! I can’t wait to pick them up at my local grocer!
Now to share my Slow Cooker French Toast recipe that I can throw in the slow cooker. My kids can grab a spoon and put it in a bowl, add the Johnsonville sausage patties, some fruit and a milk and I am all set for the perfect Mother’s Day breakfast without having to worry about them trying to use the stove!
- I loaf of french bread - I let it sit a day to get a little hard so it won't be too mushy after 8 hours in the slow cooker
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tspn cinnamon
- 1tspn sugar
- ¾ c brown sugar
- ½ cup soft butter
- 2 tspn cinnamon
- 1 c mini marshmallows
- In a bowl, mix the topping ingredients and set aside. Cut bread into large cubes. You can do slices as well but the cubes make it easier for kids to scoop out. In another bowl, mix the eggs, milk, 1 tspn cinnamon and 1 tspn sugar. Set aside.
- Spray your slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Layer the bottom with the bread and them top with ⅓ of the topping. It won't spread evenly but at least get some marshmallows evenly distributed. Repeat 2 more times.
- Top the entire slow cooker with the egg mixture. Turn on low for 4 hours or warm for 8 hours for overnight french toast.
So a few tips on the recipe.
- If you are wanting to make it overnight, set the slow cooker on warm for 8 hours or set the timer on your slow cooker for 4 hours before you think the kids will get up.
- Cut the bread into chunks as opposed to slices so it is easier for kids to scoop out
- You can also add 1/2 cup pecans to the topping recipe. You can even take out the marshmallows
My girls did a ‘dry run’ of my breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day and loved it! They are all set to spoil me as I deserve with a Mother’s Day breakfast fit for a Queen! When I head to the store I will get the Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Patties that the kids can make and serve and will happily listen from my bed as they all try to scramble to get my breakfast to me. Let’s just hope there is no fighting!!