French Toast is one of my favorite breakfast items and one of the few things I cook without measuring everything precisely. I’m not much of a cook and I especially don’t like it when someone tells me a recipe and it’s “a little bit of this” and “a dash of that”. I always tell them to write it down and give me precise measurements, which is probably why I’m not much of a cook. I do realize that cooking requires a bit of creativity and imagination and when it comes to food, I’m sorely lacking.
French Toast, on the other hand, is one of those things that just seems to work for me. Crack some eggs, pour some milk in, drip some vanilla and sprinkle cinnamon, and maybe just a bit more then whisk it all together. There are certain types of bread that don’t soak up the liquid in such a way to make it soggy (that’s gross, don’t do it!), and I used to think it was the really thick Texas Toast variety. But I have found that Grandma Sycamore’s bread works just as well; actually I like it better because it isn’t quite so bread-y.
I’m making this sound like I know what I’m talking about. All I can say is that I make it about twice a month, every Saturday or Sunday when I have the boys and everyone loves it! I also tend to fry some sausage links with it and smother it all in syrup.
On Sunday, I decided to cut up some strawberries since by boyfriend is taking meat out of his diet, and that was yummy too. I should have taken a picture with the whole concoction put together on the plate. Not only did it taste fantastic, it looked pretty (think appetizing) too.
Why is it that we tend to devour food with our eyes before shoveling it into our mouths? It’s true though. I especially love it when there are bright colors on the plate (which I’m told means it’s more healthy?), but I’m thinking that just because I put strawberries on top of egg-soaked bread with vanilla and cinnamon covered in syrup, that somehow it didn’t make it more healthy. But you know what? I’m okay with that.
What about you? How do you like your French Toast?