I haven’t drank in a while. So, when my friend turned 29 and requested that we go chill at a bar, I should have known that a margarita, half a shot (I share), and two beer would not treat me well. When I woke up the next morning, my eye lids were stuck together. Dehydrated anyone?!
All I had on the brain was breakfast, and I was thinking pancakes. Binks on the other hand was craving bacon like a mad man. He looked through and through the fridge to see if we had any – despite my hoarse-self telling him we didn’t. Refusing to let sleeping pigs lie, he headed for the grocery store. One thing I can say about this man – he is a go-getter.
While the car sped away from the garage and after I got in a good eye-roll in at his antics, I went to the kitchen to see what I could create.
What else could there possibly be when you have milk, eggs, stale homemade bread?
My breakfast station. Notice in the upper left quadrant the crazy bacon
Old and crusty becomes moist and fluffy. Yes, I know what I just said.
Open wide! Yes, I continue to know what I’m saying.
And just maybe the jar filled with heaven made an appearance.
Prior to this experience (and it was a glorious one), I had not eaten French toast for more than a year. I never order it at restaurants because it always disappoints. But, not this day. This day, I grabbed a fork and savored each and every beautiful bite.
- 1 tbsp flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 milk
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 small pinch of salt
- 4 slices of thick stale bread
- Add flour to a large but flat bowl. You want to use this same bowl to soak up the bread.
- Whisk in one egg to the flour.
- Whisk in milk and vanilla until smooth.
- Add cinnamon, sugar, and salt and stir.**
- Heat pan over medium heat.
- While the pan his heating, place bread slices in the mixture until soaked on each side. (I typically soak each side for 30 seconds).
- Place soaked bread slices onto the pan and cook until golden brown on either side.
**Keep stirring the mixture in between soaking the slices so that the cinnamon doesn’t just float to the top, but rather stays incorporated into the mixture.
So really – grab a fork and start your eating journey up and down this beautiful piece of bread. And, no, I will not stop talking.
Do you like French toast? Would you drive to the store just to pick up some bacon? Have you checked out Lindsay’s French Toast? Have you seen The 40 Year Old Virgin? What do you like to eat when you’re hung over?