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August 20, 2009

Fantastic French Toast

I've recently gotten some of my time to plan, prep and organize back, something for which I am extremely grateful. I've decided that since Sundays are my regular grocery days that I will make sandwiches for lunches most days of the week on Sunday night while dinner is in the oven. Really, it makes sense. I mean really, how hard is it to make a sandwich? To make 6-8 sandwiches for my husband and I to grab quickly in the morning to throw in our lunch takes just a few extra minutes than making one, PLUS, we don't have to worry about it in the morning when I've inevitably overslept. Well, I started this back up last weekend and realized that with he and I using a different bread we had a lot of leftover bread that we'll just snack on - may as well put that to good use. I could have made croutons, but we don't eat a lot of salads, I could have made fresh breadcrumbs but I didn't need any, I could have had sandwiches on the menu, but as you read we've been eating sandwiches for lunch all week.... what to do, what to do?! BREAKFAST FOR DINNER!! I love breakfast for dinner! And, according to my husband I make a mean French Toast. I admit, it was pretty good, but it would have been better with heartier bread, but that would have defeated the purpose of using up the extra bread!

Fantastic French Toast
Ingredients
(for 5-6 pieces of bread)
5-6 slices sandwich bread
3 large eggs (mine were on the smaller size so I used 4)
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
Butter

Directions
- using a whisk mix together the eggs, milk, cream, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and salt
- transfer the milk and egg mixture to a shallow casserole or dish
- melt ~ 1/2 tablespoon butter over medium heat on a griddle pan, spreading to cover the pan
- dip once slice of the bread in the custard mixture, setting for 15 seconds. Flip if necessary to get other side coated
- gently place coated bread on prepared griddle
- cook on each side until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes per side
- continue with remaining slices until all finished
- serve warm with favorite garnishes - mine, maple butter and powedered sugar even though I didn't have that this time :(

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