When I started this blog several years ago, I knew I wanted a creative outlet but I had no idea what I wanted it to evolve into. Today, I’m still not a hundred percent sure but what I do want to encourage with my blog is health-minded eating and living. That being said, I’m not a total crunchie, my house is stocked with organic food including produce from Be Wise Ranch, a local CSA that I am a member of, but when I’m eating out I’m don’t miss out on fun and experience by overly scrutinizing whether the restaurant is farm-to-table. It is a bonus but it isn’t a must. Plus I love dessert and a bunch of other unhealthy stuff. Balance is what I hope to encourage as well as taking the opportunity to experience.
The meals and recipes I share here on my blog are true examples of what I’m eating and cooking. I’m not a chef; I’m a at-home cook. I was raised in a house where my parents took turns preparing the family meal and I carry that tradition out in my home although I’m almost always the one cooking (the significant lover takes care of the cleaning). I’m photographing my plates moments before I actually enjoy them and I rarely take too much time with it because as much as I love sharing my meals on my blog, I love sharing my meals with the loved ones around my table more. As a result, even if my photography skills improve, I highly doubt I’ll be producing shiny Pinterest-worthy images with amazing country-themed props or vintage textile finds (yes, there’s a little bit of envy coming out here) but what you will get is all me. And what I hope is that you too find the benefits to taking the time to cook and share a home cooked meal whether or not it looks pretty on the plate.
Which brings me to my recipe for this post: Weekday French Toast. What’s weekday about it? I used store-bought bread, Dave’s Killer Bread to be specific, and I left all the dirty dishes in the sink until the significant lover would be home to clean them along with the dinner dishes (the cook/clean trade-off really does work in my favor!). As a reminder, any produce marked with an asterisks indicates that it was part of my CSA membership.
|just a little weekday french toast|| |
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup milk
- 2 slices of bread (I used Dave's Killer Bread)
- 11/2 cup of berries* (I cut up strawberries and left the blueberries whole)
- ¼ cup of sliced almonds
- 1tbsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp of butter
- 1 tbsp of sugar
- Oil for the pan
- Beat eggs and milk in a shallow dish.
- Add cinnamon and vanilla to egg mixture.
- Soak sliced bread in egg mixture.
- In a pot over medium heat, add butter.
- Once butter is melted add sugar and berries, turn down the heat a little if necessary. The berries will begin to expel their juices and create a syrup. Stir occasionally and be careful that it doesn't burn.
- Over medium heat, set an oiled skillet. Place both saturated bread slices in the hot pan, flipping once browned on each side.
- Plate your toast and pour or scoop berry mixture over the top.