November 28: French Toast Day

I love French toast. Waffles are good, pancakes are better, but French toast is delicious.

November 28 is French Toast Day, but don’t worry if you didn’t get up and make any this morning. After all, this 2012 November 28 falls on a Wednesday, and leisurely breakfasts don’t often work out during the work week. Thankfully, there’s no reason to limit breakfast foods to breakfast times, and if you add a little eggs and sausage or bacon for the protein, French toast can be a pretty good meal.

Most local diners serve French toast all day, as do some of the big chains like IHOP and Denny’s, so you don’t have to cook it up yourself if you don’t want to. If you do, there are (roughly speaking) a bajillion variations, but here’s my personal favorite:

Easy Peanut Butter French Toast Sandwiches

  • Beat together an egg (about one per sandwich) and some milk in a shallow bowl or pie pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon. My husband likes to add in some vanilla flavoring, but I tend to think that’s a bit (dare I say it?) overkill, since you’re going to be adding peanut butter and syrup later.
  • Spread peanut on a piece of bread (old, stale, or frozen bread is just fine, as long as it’s not moldy) and top with a second piece of bread to make your sandwich.
  • Grease your griddle, then dip each side of the sandwich into the egg mixture, and immediately place on the hot pan. Flip with spatula when the bottom looks done. If you like cinnamon, you can sprinkle more while they’re cooking.
  • Serve hot off the stove with plenty of hot syrup.

Happy French Toast Day!

“Then I realized that it is good and proper for a man to eat and drink, and to find satisfaction in his toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given him—for this is his lot.”

Ecclesiastes 5:18

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