I am a firm believer that if a person does not love breakfast they do not love life. Maybe those people who do agree are morning people. The morning is a magical time of the day. There is stillness, a peacefulness that captivates the dwelling. As I walk across the house, room to room, hoping not to wake anyone else, I make my way directly to the kitchen. I automatically make coffee because my very happiness and sanity depends on it. And then, robe and slippers and coffee and all, I look outside and thank God for the day. After a few moments, I slide back into the kitchen and with as little noise as possible make a beautiful breakfast. One of my favorites is French toast. I remember watching my Paw-Paw make French toast. He made his with a copious amount of sugar, which satisfies any Southerners sweet tooth. The smell of cinnamon and butter cooking together brings me back to the mornings with Grannie and Paw-Paw. They made breakfast a special time. It was in that one moment that we spent time together before the chaos of the day began. So as I stand there, spatula in one hand and coffee in the other, I am reminded of home and thankful for the privilege of passing down this tradition of family.
Recipe: Serves 6
12 slices of bread
1 cup of milk
½ cup of white sugar
¼ cup of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
2 tablespoons of butter
Whisk eggs, milk, sugars, vanilla, and cinnamon together. Heat a nonstick skillet on medium heat and add just a little of the butter. Soak the pieces of bread in the egg mixture, just two at a time. Cook the bread in the skillet just until the bread is crispy on the outsides. Serve immediately.
* I usually make a tester piece of bread, just in case I feel a little more sweet, vanilla-y or cinnamon-y that particular day! It has to meet my standards.
6 replies on “French Toast”
This is so Yummy!! I want some NOW.
Classic breakfast! Always our back up breakfast plan and its good! Very yummy, you don’t even need the syrup. It’s a treat within itself!!
Treasuring your gift of painting a picture of the most peaceful time of day, and topping it off with a mouthwatering, coveted breakfast! Delightful!!
So glad you enjoyed it!
OH MY!!! This is the stuff!!! I really really really want some!!! Maybe tomorrow morring!! 🙂 Yall HAVE TO try this… please! Seriously though, it is really good! Lovely once more! 🙂
dad is gonna love this