DIVORCE FOOD: French Toast!
It’s the day after my mother’s annual Christmas party and I’m still warm with joy about how well my French toast went over with my nieces and nephews. They loved it! And asked for more! So gratifying. So I was thinking about my readers and those who might be going through a divorce at this time of year, especially when there are young children involved. And I just think that French toast is the perfect treat for kids at a time like this, especially when mommy and daddy’s marriage comes apart at the seams around the holidays; it’s even more important to give them pleasure and joy and something to smile about. I have found that the way to their hearts is often through their bellies. They love sweet treats and within reason, there is no reason not to indulge them. So I thought I’d share the recipe for butter fried french toast with you since my little nieces and nephews loved mine so much. 🙂 (as if everybody doesn’t already know how to make french toast….it’s a slow news day so cut me some slack…….!) Ok. So here goes:
Butter-fried french toast
- 1 Italian loaf sliced up
- 2 eggs
- pat of butter
- corn oil
- 4 oz canned milk (Carnation)
- 2-3 tablespoons brown sugar
- Whipped cream, Maple syrup or powdered sugar (optional)preparation In small bowl, whisk egg. Add milk and whisk together till perfectly blended. Add the sugar and blend all ingredients together. Sprinkle in less than a teaspoon nutmeg and cinnamon. Blend till the mixture is perfectly even and smooth. Take a skillet (frying pan?) and place it on the stove with corn oil (enough to coat the entire bottom of the pan but not so much that it is a deep-frying effect). Heat oil over low flame. When it is hot, take each slice of bread, dip into the mixture (make sure to cover both sides) then put into the oil and let each slice brown on both sides. Keep turning it till it is perfectly golden brown on both sides. While this is going on, add a little bit of salted butter to the oil. Make sure the butter gets all over the pan so that each toast gets a little bit of the taste of the salted butter on it. When it is browned on both sides, remove from pan. Place a paper towl over a platter and pile the toasts on the towel (it soaks up excess oil). Then, when all the toasts are done and you've soaked up the excess oil (with a paper towel) sprinkle a tiny bit of sugar all over the toasts on the platter and then sprinkle a little cinnamon on top (alternatively you can nix the sugar and sprinkle with Maple syrup and top it with whipped cream). Serve warm with some black-berries, blue-berries and/or strawberries on the side, and their favorite drink like OJ, Sunny D, or hot cocoa or whatever they like.
If they are your own children (or even if they aren’t) and there’s a divorce on the horizon, I’m sure they are feeling a little bit down. But these French toasts will cheer the little things right up and warm their hearts. I promise. 🙂
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