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So I’m one of those ‘weirdos’ that really doesn’t care for pancakes, french toast or waffles. Well let me rephrase that. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the first 2 bites of each of them but anything more than that feels like a brick is in my stomach. Even with my pancakes and waffles being super light and airy, it still just kills my stomach. Growing up, same thing. Every Saturday and Sunday Mom would make huge stacks of pancakes and French toast along with dippy eggs and a few pounds of bacon (I came from a big family who could eat!). I’d see those glorious items stacked on my brothers plates with butter melting down the sides and pure maple syrup slowly being poured over top. I’d put one on my plate and by bite 3 I couldn’t eat anything, not even the bacon. Talk about a tragedy!
For years when I moved out on my own I never made those things. Well along came Mr. Fantabulous into my life and unreal ability to inhale massive amounts of food and not gain a single ounce <hate him>. Now like any one you want to date, you do everything you can to impress them. The thing is, I didn’t have to ‘try’ with him. It just came natural. Him being in my life and just being there was right; it was meant to be.
Last Sunday I felt like French Toast for breakfast. Now for me to ‘feel this’ is a big deal as I’m not too big on foods like this. They just seem too heavy for my tummy even though those first 2 bites are to die for. Now I’ve shared with you several types of French Toast recipes from Stuffed French Toast to Savory French Toast Roll ups. This time I wanted something light and different. I wasn’t feeling the whole maple syrup thing. Now a few days prior I had made this amazing whipped lemon ricotta spread that honestly I debated on sharing because I fell that madly in love with it. Yes, I will confess – I was going to deny you. But you just don’t understand how incredible this spread is. Well okay you will understand because I’m sharing it and you’re gonna want to try it, you’re gonna fall in love with it and you’re gonna love me forever. LOL
Like honestly I thought about doing a post just on the Whipped Lemon Ricotta but instead I opted to go with how you can use this so stay tuned for more recipes featuring this amazing stuff! Anyway, back to last Sunday. While Prince Charming was in snoozeville I decided to make myself a proper breakfast instead of what I usually have – his leftovers from breakfast which consist of a few bites of toast (plain, no butter, no nuffin – gag), bite or two off egg and MAYBE a piece of bacon though that rarely happens. However I will make myself bacon. I mean come on, we’re talking bacon here. I need bacon like I need oxygen. I think I’d die without it!
This recipe I have really thank my one girlfriend I work with for the inspiration she gave me in creating this. See she hates breakfast foods. I mean ALL breakfast foods. We’re talking no cereal, no eggs, no pancakes, oatmeal, yogurt… nada. It’s nothing for it to be 6:30am and her in the kitchenette heating up stuffed peppers, leftover salmon, stew or something I deem ‘dinner stuff’. Now to me this perplexed me and kind of put me on a mission. I HAD to find something breakfasty she would like. To me this was odd as well people are supposed to love breakfast stuff. I mean that’s the good stuff. Dinners are the things most kids turn their nose up unless it’s chicken tenders or mac ‘n cheese, right? However I was sooooooooo mistaken here. I took it to Facebook and asked if I was the only one that thought it was odd that someone didn’t like breakfast type foods. I could not get over how many of you guys really don’t like breakfast foods. That spaghetti at 7am is perfectly acceptable. Pot roast, mashed potatoes and gravy at 6am is a ‘norm’ in your house. Huh… learn something new every day!
Sunday morning Mr. Fantabulous asked for French Toast for breakfast. You all know by now I’m cool with 1, maybe 2 bites of stuff like this then I’m done. It’s good but just, I don’t know.. too much I guess. So while I was making his I got to thinking of my friend at work and how would I make French Toast in a way that was a breakfast food but not your typical breakfast food. Since she liked “dinner” food for breakfast I figured my best bet was to go savory.
So I had a bunch of left over brioche bread here that I needed to use up. Now I already made Mr. Fantabulous his French Toast but I hadn’t eaten yet. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of these types of breakfast foods (waffles, pancakes, etc). I mean I like the stuff but only like 1-2 bites then it gets to be too much for me.
Since I was looking to use up the bread and didn’t want a big serving for me, I opted to make french toast sticks. Now I made 1 slice (3 sticks) just the normal way – dip in the mixture and then cook on the griddle. When they were done they looked gorgeous but I just wasn’t feeling it…. plus Mr. Fantabulous spied them and well yeah… they disappeared. LOL
I remembered a few years ago I was out and I saw someone ordered a ‘crusted’ french toast. Now that intrigued me. Crispy/Crunchy on the outside and soft and eggy on the inside. This may work…
Stuff like this truly makes getting up early on a Saturday morning worth it!
This is pure perfection and so made waking up at the butt crack o’dawn on a weekend morning a no brainer. I’m really thinking I’m starting to dare I say love breakfast-y type foods? See, this came about when Mr. Fantabulous asked for French toast on Saturday night – like literally he asked me at 1am to make him French toast. After a few unladylike words, a couple of scoffs I said I would make them when I got up in the morning.
So bright and early my butt got up on Sunday – like 5:30am which is even early for me on a weekend. Normally I sleep till about 6:30.-7amish. Yes for me, that girl that is up at 3am during the week, this is big time sleeping in. Now I could have been a little brat and made him French toast that early and got him up but I just can’t be that cruel. Well okay, I could but I was loving the quiet time. That’s so bad huh? *wink*
Well by 7 ish I started to get hungry. While Mr. Fantabulous was off in sleepytown dreaming of some new guitar that I’m not buying him I decided to make myself some french toast but in a way that possibly *I* would like. Since I have a small obsession with cream cheese and Read the rest of this entry »