Foodie Friday…Mama’s French Toast!


You know those nights when you just can’t come up with a great dinner idea?   In our house the solution to this problem is often breakfast for dinner, or brinner, as we like to call it 🙂

One of my favorite brinner menus, or breakfast too for that matter, is french toast.  This is a great, simple recipe I got from my mom and it is a goodie.

Start with some yummy bread.  In our house, we usually eat wheat/ multi-grain bread for sandwiches, etc…but I find the best bread for french toast  is good, old-fashioned white bread ( or a loaf of fresh french bread from the bakery if you can get it!)  This time we used Texas Toast and it worked great.

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Here are the other ingredients you’ll need:

-bread (I find white, soft bread works best)

-vanilla

-cinnamon

-milk

-eggs

-vegetable oil

-any breakfast sides you desire (bacon, sausage, more eggs, fruit, etc…)

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This is a great recipe because you can modify the amount you make to fit the size of your crowd fairly easily.  For our family of four, I start with three eggs, a splash of vanilla, 1/8 c. of milk, and a  generous sprinkling of cinnamon on top to make about 6 slices of french toast.

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Mix all the ingredients with a whisk; I like to use a pie pan because it’s the right depth.  Then, place slices of bread in the mix giving them time to soak on each side.

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Place soaked bread in a heated (medium heat works best) skillet coated with vegetable oil.  You may have to add more oil in between panfuls if you noticed it getting dry.  You don’t want the french toast to stick.

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Cook both sides of toast until golden brown and transfer to a plate.  I usually try to butter them while they are warm.  Serve with warm syrup, fruit, whatever sides you desire.  So good!

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*Another bonus?  If you make too much, they can be frozen in ziploc bags.  On a busy morning, just pop them in the toaster and you get homemade french toast in a jiffy 🙂

Have a great weekend!

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Foodie Friday…Easy, Yummy Chili!!!


T.G.I.F everyone!

So, I love to cook, bake, etc…and spend time in the kitchen making yummy things for my family. That said, if I find an easy way to make something I’m not above it 🙂 Today’s recipe is a classic “open and dump,” meaning most of the ingredients come from cans. But, I promise it is so yummy! Not to mention convenient, low-cost, and easy to keep the ingredients on hand if you end up needing a fast meal. Those are always good, I’ve got 9 family members staying with me for the Labor Day weekend and crowd-pleasing meals that are inexpensive and easy are a must 🙂

Ingredients:

-one small, diced onion (I used red)

-can chili magic, medium heat

-can diced tomatoes (chili style)

-one lb. ground turkey (ground chicken or beef would be great too)

-desired toppings (crackers, cheese, sour cream, etc…)

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So I started with some ground turkey and browned it in a pan (1 lb. for my family of four and we ate almost all of it). When it was halfway done, I added some diced onion and salt and pepper. Drain off any fat, and add the chili magic and tomatoes.

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Then, just cover and simmer for 7-10 minutes. Seriously, that’s it! So yummy with cornbread on a fall evening! Have an awesome weekend everyone!

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