Monday, August 24, 2009

pain perdu, morning fuel

Today, this morning, the boy began medical school. He will be so busy studying for the next half a decade or so, and I doubt he'll be having such an extravagant breakfast any time soon ;) so, this weekend, I treated him to a Blueberry French Toast feast. By the way, it was his idea to make a nice breakfast together. Love him.
2 eggs
1/2 cup low-fat milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Cinnamon to taste
4 slices of multi-grain bread
2 pats of butter
Maple syrup


  1. 1. In a bowl, whisk eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt until blended
  2. 2. Place small skillet on stove over a low fire. Melt a teaspoon of butter.
  3. 3. Dip bread slices, one at a time, into egg mixture, pressing lightly as you coat both sides well. 
  4. 4. Place the bread into the skillet, press blueberries into it, and sprinkle with cinnamon. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until lightly browned then flip for the same amount of time.
  5. 5. Transfer French toast to plate and serve with maple syrup.
Bon Appétit! As Julia Child would say. We actually just saw the film, Julie & Julia, as well and I very much enjoyed it. Meryl Streep (as Julia Child) was amazing as usual, and Julie's story, as a blogger and cook, is wonderful but I thought it was a bit long. I felt this way about the book too, I tried to read it two years ago and could never get through.
Above all, though, the intertwining of the two foodie's stories was done in such a way that I stayed interested and intrigued. I'm very glad that I went. Have you seen it yet? Thoughts? Opinions?
Despite the fact that the delightful smell of Blueberry French Toast filled the air I wanted oatmeal. Surprising. While the boy was mastering the art of his gourmet breakfast I made my steel-cut oats with almond milk, banana, and raspberries on the stove right next to him. Cinnamon, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt went into it as well, in addition to a few blueberries :).
I hope you ate "the most important meal of the day." Good luck at your first day of school sweetheart. 
"A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."

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