Office potlucks are the never-ending classic that make for a great way to test out recipes on a large group of people. In my case, my office is a school which means there's always something to celebrate.
I needed something quick and tasty and this proved to be a great option after a few changes from the original.
First, the recipe suggested to let the mixture soak for an hour or overnight in the fridge, but since that it was already 9pm, that was not going to happen. I let it soak for about 15 minutes and everything was good to go.
Second, I added cinnamon to give it a bit of a change in flavor. (And cuz I love cinnamon. Almost as much as peanut butter.) If you want it to be even more like french toast, add vanilla extract as well (see below).
Third, since I made this the night before, I made sure to not cook it all the way so I could reheat it the next night (directions below).
And....they loved it!
(See the empty dish.)
They also mentioned that the cinnamon gave it a nice twist which I was glad to hear. Often cinnamon is added to sweeter dishes and with sugar. (Ex. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cinnabon, etc.). But, when it's by itself, it doesn't really have to be sweet, though in this case, it goes well with the eggs, waffles, and maple syrup.
I'm sure you have a bazillion recipes saved on your boards just waiting to be eaten. They're calling your name. Try some of them out at your next office party/potluck!
1 box frozen homestyle waffles
1 package of breakfast sausage (maple preferred, but I used mild)
8 large eggs
1-2 cups mild cheddar cheese (make it as cheesy as you like)
1 ¼ cup milk
⅓ c maple syrup
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 dash of salt and pepper each
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
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