Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Late Nite with FvF

Normally, I'm pretty good at exercising restraint. Then there are some nights where I'm craving something - say, French toast. If, on one of those nights, I happen to be watching tv and someone actually mentions French toast, I consider that a divine intervention that means I need to have some. Immediately.

Now, I could go two blocks and get French toast at Bob Evans, and pay over $5 plus tip. Or, considering I have milk and eggs getting ready to expire, I could go out and pick up some decent bread and make as much as I want for under $2.

If you don't already know how to make it, I feel kind of sorry for you and assume you were deprived as a child. But, I'll tell you anyway, because you just can't go through life carrying your belonging around in a handkerchief tied to a stick and not knowing what goes into French toast.

1 Cup milk or cream
2 eggs
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp vanilla
lots of cinnamon
1 tbsp of Amaretto, if you happen to have it lying around
1 tsp sugar

Mix all of your ingredients up. Don't worry - the cinnamon will naturally rise to the top every time. This why I say LOTS of cinnamon. Each time you dunk both sides of a piece of bread in, all of the noticeable cinnamon will be soaked up by that one piece. So, just keep adding as you go. You can also sprinkle more cinnamon on as you're frying them up. Toss them into a buttered pan over medium heat, careful not to crowd the pan. Cook about 2 minutes on each side, or until they're lightly browned and a crust of formed. Lather'em up with butter, powdered sugar, syrup, and in some cases - peanut butter.

If you bought "normal" sized bread, especially pre-sliced, you can wait until they cool and freeze these puppies until you want more. Then, just pop them in your toaster on dark/high and enjoy them again!


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