So...if simplifying your life...or french toast is something you'd like to start out your new year....try this one...
Baked French Toast
Instructions: Add your bown sugar to your melted butter and spread at the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Beat your eggs, milk, and vanilla. Lay a single layer of bread in the bottom of your pan (I squeezed in 8 slices). Spoon half of your egg mix over the bread layer. Repeat a second layer of french toast. Spoon over the remaining egg. Cover and chill overnight (or for several hours so the egg soaks into the bread). Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. (Keep it covered for the first 30 minutes and then remove your foil.).
Slice into squares, and decorate with powdered sugar and/or maple syrup.