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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Eggnog French Toast



Aside from all the presents, the thing my kiddos look forward to during the holiday season is the eggnog that finally hit the shelves.  They whine and moan all year about how much they want the stuff, so when we finally saw it at our commissary, I had to buy it or suffer the consequences.  I have a few recipes I've been wanting to try out using eggnog since they are nutso about the stuff, so for breakfast this morning, I thought I'd kick off eggnog season with a bit of french toast!

I don't know why I didn't think to make this before, as this is very similar to how my mom makes french toast (I'll have to key you in on her secret ingredient later).  When I was googling recipes, I found a super simple one  that you can adapt however you want - add nutmeg, cinnamon, parsley (just kidding), whatever.  I definitely would add a bit of spice in it next time I do this as it didn't have the strong "holiday" flavor I was going for, but that didn't stop Things One and Two from acting like complete savages.  Looks like this french toast is a keeper for future holiday seasons!

Eggnog French Toast
Serves 4

1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup eggnog
1 teaspoon vanilla
10-12 slices bread (cinnamon raisin bread would be great!)

In a shallow pan mix the eggs, milk, eggnog, and vanilla. Beat well. Preheat a skillet or griddle to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease with butter. Dip each slice in the egg mixture making sure to coat both sides. Place on griddle and cook, turning once, until each side is golden brown. Serve hot with butter, syrup, or powdered sugar.


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