Okay, okay. I’ve been lazy the past few days. No denying that. I’ve been visiting with some family, working like a madman, and being lazy when I wasn’t doing either. More than a full-time job, all that.
I got home from work and then the store and decided that I’d make some lunch/dinner/afternoon meal kind of thing. Both of us were hungry. The very minute I sat down our killer internet provider struck again. We’d another outage. My other half went into “Moby Dick” mode with our internet provider, resolutely staying on the phone and being steadfast with the customer service people until he got some money back on the bill (this isn’t the only time we’ve lost service – and we both do work from home) – so BOO on you Broadstripe.
I was going to look up a recipe for dinner. That wasn’t going to happen so I just decided to make stuff that was around and needed to get used. A big snack and something that needed to be done anyway. Fine then.
I had almost a whole loaf of bread that was quickly turning to stone. It was a nice French-ish kind of loaf and it would have been a shame to let it go to waste. There’s only one thing that comes to mind when you’re in that situation and it’s French Toast. How can you go wrong? Except I’ve made French Toast and it’d be hard to write about that again without seeming like cheating. So I needed some sort of new twist on it. I decided on “stuffed” French Toast. How is it stuffed, exactly? It’s not really, it’s a French Toast Sandwich, but let’s not tell anyone because Stuffed French Toast sounds a lot better.
I used my usual French Toast recipe, which is simple and makes a damn fine breakfast. I used a bit more vanilla extract, if I’m being honest, and maybe an extra egg. Otherwise I kept to recipe. Some minor variation certainly won’t kill you here. If you’re going with this recipe idea you might want to use slightly thinner slices of bread (or maybe you won’t – I didn’t and I though it was great.) I followed my same old recipe and cooked all the pieces on both sides. Add some sort of topping to half of the pieces and then assemble like little sandwiches.
I made one with some apple confit I had hanging around, some Nutella (because who doesn’t love a little Nutella?), and the third with some vanilla sugar and melted butter. No, health food it is not. But I suppose that’s not the point. You can do whatever you like in there. Some other fruit, bananas, how about a s’mores french toast?
Upset that I just thought about that after having finished eating. That sounds like a winner to me.
- 6 Thick Slices of Stale Bread (Whatever Kind You REALLY Like)
- 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream (Milk, Eggnog – whatever works)
- 3 Eggs
- Pinch of Salt
- 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
- 1 Tablespoon of White Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Nutmeg (Purely Optional)
- Real Maple Syrup (Or Other Topping – Powdered Sugar Anyone?)
- Fillings (Nutella, Apples, Peanut Butter, S’Mores, etc…)