just a little weekday french toast

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.

berry french

just a little weekday french toast
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Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 1 serving
Weekday French Toast: Simple enough for a Wednesday, tasty enough for a Sunday.
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Beat eggs and milk in a shallow dish.
  2. Add cinnamon and vanilla to egg mixture.
  3. Soak sliced bread in egg mixture.
  4. In a pot over medium heat, add butter.
  5. 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.
  6. Over medium heat, set an oiled skillet. Place both saturated bread slices in the hot pan, flipping once browned on each side.
  7. Plate your toast and pour or scoop berry mixture over the top.
  8. Enjoy!