Every once in a great while, I get out of bed on Saturday morning at my usual time and take a look at my calendar only to find that I have no pressing appointments or responsibilities or concerns. What a breath of fresh air, right? The day stretches out ahead of me and instead of looking for my shoes while I try to brush my teeth and find something to wear in time to get wherever I’m supposed to be, I make a cup of coffee.
While the coffee brews, I set the oven, get out my favorite baking dish and start pulling together the ingredients to make this very tomato basil bread pudding casserole. And I know that in a little less than an hour, I’m going to be sitting on my back porch with a book, my second (or third) cup of coffee and warm, luscious plate of my favorite lazy breakfast. Mornings like this are such an unexpected treat.
Recipe is courtesy of Paula Deen Magazine.
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Quick Tip: The recipe doesn’t call for it, but I promise you that a little freshly grated Parmesan over the top of this right before it comes out of the oven is the perfect last touch.