How is it possible that it’s already November?! Not that I’m complaining…it’s my birthday month and in my head anytime after Halloween is fair game for Christmas music :)
However, I will say the last weekend of October was fun and delicious.
I’ve been on a French toast kick lately and after receiving a loaf of Cranberry-Walnut bread care of Danish Pastry House (an end-of-day loaf, and my friend who is a co-owner graciously grabbed a few loaves for her friends!) I knew it would be the perfect vessel to soak up an eggy-cinnamon-vanilla mixture!
French Toast for 2
- 4 slices bread (this is a great time to use up stale bread!)
- 2-4 eggs (you’ll need more eggs if you have bigger slices of bread, or bread that is slightly stale; fresh sandwich bread requires much less liquid)
- 2-4 T milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (more or less to taste)
You know the drill…soak bread til it’s very wet…not too soggy that its falling apart though. Cook over a medium heat skillet coated with canola oil spray! Approx. 2-3 min per side until golden.
And of course, real maple syrup on top or on the side for dipping!
This pairs nicely with a fresh cappuccino of course. I even went for the juice glass of OJ!
Other weekend Activities:
Homebrew Operations – Kegging. Oh yes we have kegs, and did I mention a second fridge now, esp for said kegs?
Homemade Cider Donuts!
My mom made these
for us for Brian.
A furry Banana Split
I couldn’t help myself! Although this lasted all of 2 min…Bromley wasn’t as much of a fan. He just stood there and wouldn’t move, poor guy ;)
This was also the very FIRST year I didn’t dress up for Halloween…slightly sad. I really do enjoy dressing up, but it’s the actual thinking of/then purchasing a costume which I can’t stand. Oh well…always next year!
Chickpeas turned into Hummus
This Hummus included:
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/3 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup water
- 3-4 T lemon juice (depending on taste)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 clove garlic
Love hummus :) Still not in love with the recipe, but it’s getting there. I think it’s too thick?? Suggestions?
My favorite way to eat it right now: in a wrap or pita with tabbouleh
There’s something about opening a brand new fresh jar of Peanut Butter…
I immediately crave said PB on soft bread with a smear of strawberry jam :)
Bromley wanted some too… This is his “I’m so cute, give me food” trick.
Actually he can balance on his back legs for a LONG time!! It’s hard not to laugh when you’re trying to teach him not to beg!
Amidst the great food and cute pups, there was also a bit of Birthday Shopping :) I think I need to start sharing some purchases!