Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Pancakes or French Toast?

our son loves pancakes, and he loves french toast, actually, i think he just loves syrup!

last sat the hubster was at the computer lab when #1 son and i finally rolled out of bed. usually dad is in the kitchen and ready to make pancakes for the #1 son, but this day he wasn't. so i did. make the pancakes. when the hubster got home i could tell that this might turn into a regular sat morning occurence.

now, pancakes are fine once in awhile, but i like a little variety in my meals. so i found this recipe from All Recipes. i think this might be a very good substitute for pancakes.

Make Ahead French Toast

5 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 (1 pound) loaf French bread, cut diagonally in 1 inch slices

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup light brown sugar
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 cup chopped pecans

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg mixture and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking pan. Refrigerate overnight.
The next morning: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a small bowl, combine butter, sugar, maple syrup and pecans. Spoon mixture over bread.
Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

"We have made this French Toast for Christmas brunch for twenty four years! It originally came from the East Coast. If you like your French toast firmer, then cut back on the milk."

so what about you? what do you make on sat mornings? and what do your kids beg for for b'fast?

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