This easy-to-assemble casserole can be put together the night before, refrigerated and baked just before serving on Mother's Day. This also is an easy recipe for the kids to help with . Let them whisk the eggs, layer bread and pour the egg mixture.
Coat a 9x9-inch square baking pan or a small casserole dish with cooking spray.
In a medium sauté pan over medium-high, crumble sausage and cook until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Drain any excess oil in the pan, then set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and maple surup.
To assemble, fit 4 slices of the bread into the bottom of the prepared pan. Yo may also need to trim the bread. Arrange sausage meat over bread, then top with 6 slices of cheese, breaking as needed to arrange in a single layer over all of the sausage and bread.
Arrange remaining bread over the cheese, then top with remaining cheese. Pour egg mixture over top.
At this point, the pan can be covered and refrigerated overnight, if desired.
Otherwise, heat oven to 375F and let the french toast rest for 30 minutes to allow the bread to absorb the egg. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until puffy, golden brown and set. Serve warm.