Monday, February 15, 2010

Super Simple Breakfast For Two

You want something simple, inexpensive, and easy to make for breakfast....and a bowl of corn flakes is not going to cut it!

What you need is French Toast! Here is my simple version of the breakfast treat.

Kitchen items you need:
Shallow bowl or container
Frying Pan

Ingredients you will need:
(4) Eggs
(6) Slices of French bread (1/2" slices work well)
(2) Tablespoons of half and half
butter or margarine
ground cinnamon and sugar


Start out by heating a tablespoon of butter or margarine in a frying pan on medium heat.

Crack all four eggs into a bowl and add two tablespoons of half and half. Whisk together until blended. 
Dip the bread, one slice at a time, into the egg mixture, coating both sides of the bread.

Gently transfer the bread from the egg mixture to the pan, The butter should be hot enough that the egg begin cooking immediately upon contact. Sprinkle the bread with cinnamon and sugar to your liking, and again on the other side when it is flipped.

Continue dipping the next two slices of bread in the egg mixture and add to the pan.
Turn the bread back and forth until the egg and bread is cooked a nice golden brown color.

Move the cooked pieces to plate and repeat the entire process for the next three slices. You can keep the first batch in the oven or toaster oven on an oven safe plate while the second batch cooks.

Place three slices of French Toast on each of two plates. Drizzle with syrup if desired. Garnish with strawberries, blueberries or banana slices to make the dish more elegant.



Simple Notes:  
1)  All ingredients are food items you might always have in the fridge and cupboard.
2)  If you don't have french bread on hand, you can use almost any kind of bread. I found     this loaf at Wal-mart on sale for ninety cents! Just keep in mind, some breads work better than others. The denser breads work better.
3)  Use milk if you don't have half and half on hand.
4)  My plates are thrift store finds...Corelle dinnerware...found in most thrift stores in sets, small groups or individual pieces. I mix and max patterns. 
5)  The tablecloth pictured here is another thrift store find. It is a heavy white cloth with what appears to be an iron on design. Someone had embroidered the strawberries and greenery, leaving some of the smaller designs unfinished. I may finish it at a later date. I got this beautiful cloth for $3.00!

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