I just love make ahead recipes. Often, the day you need whatever it is you're planning on baking or cooking will be very busy, so it's great to have food already prepared that just needs a few simple finishing touches. This time our recipe for Club: Baked is just that, hence the name, Overnight French Toast. I made this the day before a big breakfast I was making for a friend who was staying with us. I knew I was going to have at least 3 other things to make in the morning so having the French Toast ready to just pop into the oven was very convenient. I have made French Toast countless amounts of times and in more recent years, made it a Christmas morning tradition too. Although I have made it many times, I never tried it in this fashion, readied ahead of time and baked in the oven. I thought the texture of the toast was pretty much the same as when made on the stove and the almonds added a nice crunch factor. Because it sat overnight, the bread had a good amount of time to absorb all of the liquid (I used good old white bread cut into 1" thick slices), allowing it to soak in more flavor. I think perhaps for Christmas this year, it will be my go to French Toast, so I can relax a bit after opening presents! For the recipe, please be sure to check out Julie's blog, as she hosted the recipe for us this time around! Enjoy!!!