French Toast Recipe!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I thought I’d share a delicious breakfast recipe. Sundays were always a day in my family when we would enjoy a yummy home-made breakfast or brunch. I feel like that is were my love for breakfast comes from. Now, my own traditions include weekend breakfasts. Typically, we eat eggs, but on occasion I enjoy something sweet. Here is an easy and fast French toast recipe that I hope you enjoy!

French Toast Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of thick bread-I use my whole grain bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use organic)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter for griddle/pan

Directions

  1. Heat griddle on medium heat. 
  2. Mix together your eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt. 
  3. One slice at a time, gently coat your bread with the mixture on each side. Be careful not to drench the bread. 
  4. Place your coated bread on the griddle. About a minute or two on each side. Press on the center of the bread while toasting to get an even texture. 
  5. Remove from griddle and add butter, powdered sugar, and syrup to taste. Enjoy! 

Weekend Furniture Hunting!

Happy Monday, everyone!

This weekend was really busy for me. Saturday included getting up early in the morning to go to yard sales. I didn’t get anything major, but afterwards we had delicious breakfast at a little restaurant called Zee Best Café. I got French toast with sausage links. It was so good!! My mom got biscuits & gravy, which I took a taste of (okay, more like I ate a biscuit).

On Sunday I went to a salvage flea market. There were so many cute refurbished & upcycled items! I ended up buying a salvaged dessert buffet table from the 50’s to go under my TV in my living room. I also got a bar cart, which is so beautiful! I am waiting to give a full view of these items until I move into my apartment. That’s a future post I can’t wait to do! Afterwards we got cupcakes from a pumpkin farm, which were so yummy!

How was your weekend? Comment below!

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Breakfast At…Schrafft’s?

After countless times of watching Breakfast At Tiffany’s, I’ve always wondered about where Holly got her morning breakfast before gazing into the Tiffany’s window.

I knew it started with an “S,” at least the bag gave that much away. But while browsing eBay for Audrey Hepburn dolls, I saw that there was a close up of her bag & coffee, with a name!

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This question had always bugged me. I mean, where would eclectic & fashionable Holly get her morning pick-me-up at 6 AM? To finally have an answer, I felt closure (Okay, I’m a little dramatic. But this had always bugged me. Plus, wouldn’t other Holly Golightly lovers wonder this??).

So I did a little bit of research about Schrafft’s. What made this place acceptable for Holly to dine?

Schrafft’s was a chain of high-volume moderately priced New York restaurants connected to the Schrafft’s food and candy business of Boston. They offered large, pleasant dining rooms “in the better areas” which often attracted ladies who were in these areas for shopping. Schrafft’s restaurants had a lot of women lunch customers and it was said this was because they felt safe there, where, until later years, there were no standing bars. Schrafft’s was in fact one of the first restaurants to allow unescorted women on a routine basis (Holly, anyone?). The dining rooms, which had tablecloths at dinner time, and later had separate standing bar areas, were supplemented by fountain service lunch counters, separate rooms in which were displayed for sale Schrafft’s branded candy and ice cream, and various items such as cellophane-wrapped gift baskets of fruit, candies, etc., and stuffed toys.

“Everyone wore hats and handmade suits. And if you were a lady, it was safe to sit at the soda fountain and drink gin from a teacup (Source).”

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Despite the famous shot, Hepburn didn’t care much for a Danish treat. According to a 1960 New York Times report, “Miss Hepburn, it developed, had no affection for the Danish, preferring ice cream at Schrafft’s.”

Apparently this was a wonderful place to enjoy a meal, as well as some dessert! Sadly, Schrafft’s is no longer in business. Though, it’s almost for the best in a way. Nostalgia & remembrance of a better time make me glad that Schrafft’s can only be found in pictures. And, of course, Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

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Baked Egg Avocado Recipe!

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Ingredients

1 ripe avocado
1 egg
1 pinch of shredded cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1.  Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Cut avocado in half and carefully remove the pit. Slice off a small slice of the bottom the half (just enough that it will sit still without rolling around) and place the avocado on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil.
  3. Separate the egg white from the yolk, being careful not to break the yolk. Slip an egg yolk into the hole in the avocado half. (If the hole doesn’t look big enough, scoop out a little avocado to make more room.
  4. Carefully pour in enough egg white to fill up the rest of the whole. A little overflow is okay!
  5. Bake for 15 minutes.
  6. With 2 minutes remaining, remove from oven and sprinkle salt, pepper, & cheese to liking.
  7. When time is up, remove from oven, let cool, & enjoy!

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Bananas Foster French Toast!

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Happy Saturday, everyone!

I thought I’d give a recipe for some delicious Bananas Foster French Toast! Add a cup of coffee, & enjoy!

(Recipe found here.)

Ingredients:

Banana sauce:
4 ounces (1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup (packed) dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
4 bananas, peeled and cut diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slicesFrench toast:
3 large whole eggs
3 large egg yolks
1/2 cup whole milk
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 slices (3/4-inch thick) brioche or challah bread
3 tablespoons (about) unsalted butter
Whipped cream (optional)

Directions:

Make the banana sauce: Melt the butter in a large stainless-steel skillet with a lid over medium heat. Add the brown sugar and whisk until it melts into the butter. Add the water and whisk until smooth. Cover and set aside while you prepare the French toast.

Prepare the French toast: Whisk the whole eggs and egg yolks in a large bowel to blend. Gradually whisk in the milk, cream and vanilla. Dip the bread slices into the egg mixture, turning to coat and soak until they are completely moistened with the custard.

Heat a heavy, large griddle pan over medium heat. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter on the griddle. Working in batches, transfer the soaked bread to the pan with a slotted spatula and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Add more butter as needed for each batch.

To serve, add the banana slices to the sauce and cook until the bananas are almost tender, tossing gently, about 3 minutes. Transfer the French toast to plates. Top each with the banana sauce and whipped cream, if desired.

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Thanksgiving & Christmas Fun!

I had a pretty wonderful Thanksgiving. The food & people were great, and I got to spend time with my boyfriend. He was so sweet, he even made me breakfast! 🙂

While I was away, my Mom put up our Christmas tree. It is so beautiful!

 

I’m so excited for Christmas! I have a lot of big things happening in the next few weeks. My boyfriend is graduating, then hopefully finding a job and moving near me. I also have a family vacation planned during my Christmas break. So much to look forward to & be thankful for!

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