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When Steve and I were dating I made Eggnog French Toast and a frittata on Christmas morning. No, I wasn’t feeding an army. I was just dying to seduce impress Steve with my culinary prowess. Never mind that we ate this and the frittata for an entire week, and I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was so bummed that we eventually ate it all. Here’s how you do it:

1-lb loaf French bread
3 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 cups eggnog
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
8 eggs
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Cut the French bread into 1/2 inch thick slices and spread cream cheese on 1/2 of the slices and place a sliced bread on top of each (like you’re making sandwiches). Place the “sandwiches” in the baking dish, arranging them so you can fit in as many as possible into the baking dish. Combine eggnog and eggs in bowl and beat until well blended.  Make sure the melted butter has been cooled enough and add to the eggnog/egg mixture (if you add the melted butter while still hot it will start to “scramble” your eggs).  Pour mixture over the bread in the baking dish. Take a spatula and gently press the bread into the dish so that the mixture can cover the top of all of the bread. Sprinkle nutmeg on top.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for 8 hours. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes or until center is set and edges are lightly browned.

Cut into squares and serve with maple syrup.

Did my plot to impress work? Does eggnog have a gazillion calories and fat in it? You betcha.

And it has been all worth it!