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The Widow's Frenchtown Toast - An Overnight Affair

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The Widow McCrea was never one to part with a secret easily.
Here is one that she was willing to share...

Whisk the following ingredients into a batter:
1 quart eggnog
3 tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. clove
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. Frangelica
Soak thick slices of challah bread in the mixture.

Topping:
1 lb. fresh or frozen strawberries
3 tbsp. Grand Marnier
Mix the sugar and Grand Marnier together in a bowl then add the strawberries and refrigerate overnight.
Let stand for 30 minutes at room temperature prior to serving.

Sear both sides of the bread in a non-stick pan, treated with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake bread on a cookie sheet for ten minutes.
Serve with a combination of the warmed strawberry topping and hot maple syrup.