2. in a separate bowl combine brown sugar, sugar, pure vanilla extract and an egg, mix well then add to milk mixture.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and salt and continue to mix. Pour mixture in a long casserole dish. Set aside
Over medium heat place a large cast iron skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and a 1/2 teaspoon of olive oil.
Dip 2 slices of bread into the French toast batter making sure both sides are well covered and place in skillet. Brown on both sides. Remove, add more butter and olive oil if you like (I always like to). Repeat steps until you have reached French toast making capacity.
In a separate skillet add a tablespoon of butter and several cherries, heat should be on medium high. Add a teaspoon of sugar. Allow cherries to blister and score them with char marks. Remove cherries and place them on a saucer. Set aside.
Slice a banana lengthwise and place 2-3 slices on top of French toast.
Pour a generous amount of caramel sauce over French toast, add slices of bacon plus cherries and dust with enough powdered sugar until your eyes scream, "UNCLE!"
Serve baby serve!
Note: Make the thick cut bacon ahead of time, placing crispy slices on paper towel to absorb the excess grease. Set aside. The blistered cherries can be make ahead of time as well.