Sunday, March 27, 2011

twelve meals ~ french toast

i bet you never thought you would see the rest of my twelve meals from 2010. apparently, my procrastination problem hasn't improved that much!

since i am having a hard time getting all my vacation posts written, i thought this would be the perfect time to show you at least one this week. i cross my heart i will share the rest, which is only a couple more... at some point! :) oh, and my twelve desserts for the year will hopefully pick back up in april.

(speaking of, i am in search of the BEST chocolate chip cookie recipe. if you have one send it my way! note: i don't like recipes with nuts. :) please and thank you.)

now down to business... this is the most delicious breakfast i have ever made! 

when i was younger my pawpa taught me and my sister holly to make his french toast. i remember both of us loved making it so much. that we literally ate it every meal for a couple of weeks. kind of ridiculous, but hey if you love something... sometimes you just can't hold back!!

making french toast for the mister was a little nerve racking, but i think i totally rose to the occasion. i was super proud of myself for not looking up a recipe, and just doing it from memory.

texas toast (way better than regular bread)
eggs (my rule of thumb is one egg for each piece of toast)
powdered sugar (this was for the mister, i'm not really into powdered sugar)

first i mxed two eggs, with a smidge of milk, and covered the mixture with cinnamon. this is enough for two pieces of toast. 

next, generously butter both sides of the toast.

once the mix is ready, lay your buttered bread flat in the container. let it sit and soak up the goodness, then flip it to the other side. again, let it sit and soak. :) i used a rectangular container for the eggs that i could easily lay my bread in. it was big enough that two pieces of toast fit side by side.

when the bread is nice and full of yumminess, cook on the stove top until both sides are slightly brown. i put our stove on medium heat.

after cooking, lightly sprinkle with more cinnamon. add powdered sugar if that's your preference, and serve with syrup.

once i made this for the first time, the mister and i ate this every morning until we ran of out toast! kind of awesome. :)

all images by jenna ♥ a little blue


Brooke said...

oh my goodness I have to try this!! It looks delicious and french toast is my fav!

Becky-May said...

Wonderful! I'm so hungru now! Lovely blog!

The Flower Girl

Ruthie's Renewed Treasures said...

Oh, I can't wait to try this toast recipe. I've never buttered my bread first, I bet that makes it extra delicious!

mrsashcake said...

french toast is hands down my favorite breakfast... MUST try this soon!

cuteredbow said...

It's looks so yummy ! It reminds me my childhood...!

Things to Do said...

Congrats on completing another meal. And I think Texas Toast is pretty much the best bread for anything.

Natalie`s blog said...

Looks delicious!

Vintage Home said...

It looks so yummy I feel like making some for breakfast tomorrow!...I make it the night b4 and leave it in the container (8X11 pan) then its all set to go in the morning!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Tamara Nicole said...

I LOVE french toast . . . have you tried "baked" french toast, yummmm!

And I totally understand procrastination, at least you're finishing it now:-)

Diana Smith said...

That looks SOO delicious! Ilove how thick the bread is too!!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

My mouth waters while my arteries protest - the butter before the egg dunk looks divine!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Jocelyn Ng said...

Yummy! :)

KcomeKarolina said...

yummi!!! love french toasts!!!

xoxo from rome

(there's a NEW give-away)

minnja said...

wow, yummy :)))

LOVE minnja

LifestyleBohemia said...

Love french toast! My husband & I have made it our tradition to make french toast every Sunday morning.
Have a great week!

Googlover/keishua said...

hehe. have not had french toast in a while. Mine was always too soppy. Have a sweet day!

Noodles and Waffles said...

I was just telling someone that I didn't know how to make french toast. I have no excuse now.

Steve PP said...

You're making me hungry!

drollgirl said...

dude. that looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! a lot better than the fiber one bars i have been eating for breakfast. lol

Kimbirdy said...

ooo... french toast is such a yummy treat for me. i never make it, so when i get it, it's usually for a special occasion. that just makes it all the more fun though! next time, i'll have to try this recipe. thanks for sharing!

la petite coquine said...

Oh french toast, how delicious you are!

As for chocolate chip cookie recipes, I highly recommend the one that comes on the back of the Guittard milk chocolate chips-they're the very best!

Jenny said...

I've never heard of buttering the bread before soaking it! Sounds sinful. yum! might have to try it! :)

Lisa Fergus said...

OMG that looks amazing!! I want to make that right now! lol

Mo Pie, Please said...

Mmmm, I love me some french toast!

Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

how do you eat that delicious french toast every morning and still rock those beach bikini shots?!?!?! awesome