That wouldn't all fit in the title, though. So we'll just go with the first option.
I woke up early today, took a stroll to our local grocery store which had just opened, the smell of fresh coffee percolating on the counter, and picked up some strawberries. Back at home, I grabbed some of those fab farm eggs and milk out of the fridge, leftover French bread out of the cupboard, and got cookin'.
It's amazing how quickly you can cook when you don't need to refer to a cookbook. French toast is one of those easy, simple meals that you know instinctively how to make, yet they glow with an aura of specialness - especially on those brilliant, beautiful Tuesday workday mornings.
Tuesday Morning French Toast
My favorite way to use up excess bread, and nearly as easy as making regular toast if you think about it...
A knob of butter, about 2-3 Tbls.
About 6 eggs
A slug of milk (whole milk, if you've got it)
Melt the butter in a skillet until spattering and sizzling. While butter is melting, whisk together eggs and milk really well. Dip the bread in the egg mixture, letting it soak in, then cook on the griddle until browned on both sides (I like mine REALLY browned on both sides). Serve with cinnamon sugar AND maple syrup for extra goodness.