Tuesday, January 19, 2016

4 eggs to feed 3 people for dinner? Sometimes you call an audible

French Toast with Sausage Patties
Any football fans out there? Or maybe those who have spouses or friends that use football terminology? In this house, we call LOTS of audibles. For those of you that are not sure what that means --> plans change really quick sometimes, because they must in order to get the task done. Such is the case of the missing TWO AND A HALF DOZEN EGGS! Yes, somehow, some way this chick misplaced 30 eggs. How do you do that? No clue. Number one child, a.k.a. Blondie, says that I  must have left them at the store. Well, after she asks "did daddy take them to Ft Sill?". {pause, confused look given to her} And how would daddy do that? More importantly, WHY? {lol} The response after the light bulb comes on, OOOHHHH because he flew in a plane - they would crack. Yep! that's why your daddy didn't take 30 eggs with him back to Ft. Sill after the Holidays. {smh, rolling eyes, gotta love her} ANYWHO, so my Meal Plan for tonight was to make breakfast for dinner. It's just me and the kids and they LOVE THEM some breakfast at dinner time. Who doesn't, right? Well...I have 4 eggs. Now that's not really gonna feed the three of us. Blondie, herself, will eat 4 scrambled. Hmmmm...quick look in the pantry to see a half loaf of bread. Ahhhh...getting better - do I have milk? Yes! So an audible is called where scrambled eggs, sausage and biscuits, has just been changed to FRENCH TOAST and sausage. :) SCORE!!! 6 points for me.

French Toast is relatively easy to make, however it can be a tad messy. Not like disinfect and mop your whole kitchen messy, just like a disinfectant wipe or two while washing your hands because of the raw egg mixture messy. What you need for my recipe is 12 pieces of sandwich bread {we like Nature's Own Honey Wheat}, a stick of butter {real, not margarine, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup of milk {ours is Almond}, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and some like to use nutmeg or other spices.  Now, if you've been following me for a while, then you know that I take short cuts on ingredients. I am an avid user of Tastefully Simple products for almost 15 years now. So, if there is a way that I can simplify the ingredient list, then I'm gonna do it. Instead of sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and whatever other spices, I used 4 TBSP Vanilla Bean Chai Drink Mix. There may be others out on the market similar to this, however this is the brand I use. So, you will see it in my recipe. If you are using something else, then measure accordingly for taste.

Whisk all the ingredients together except the bread and butter. Let it set, while pre-heating the griddle to 350 degrees. Takes about 5 minutes. Once it's heated, then cut a slice of the butter stick and move around on the griddle, where you will lay the bread. Dip a piece of bread into the mixture and let excess drip in the bowl. Place on the griddle. Repeat with several pieces of bread. My griddle holds 6 pieces at a time. If you have a smaller one, then do less. If it's bigger, then do more. Cook for about 3 minutes and use a spatula to flip the bread over like you would pancakes. Cook another few minutes. Spatula off the griddle onto a platter to do the next batch. You'll need to butter up the spots on your griddle again. This makes the butter cook into the bread. YUM!  Cook those pieces, then spatula off onto the platter. Plate the toast with whatever you are eating with them. I like to take the rest of the stick of butter and melt it in the microwave. I use the warm butter like syrup. {don't judge- it's BEYOND Good} The kids use syrup. I also sometimes will sprinkle cinnamon sugar on the toast. Others will use powdered sugar. That's A LOT of sweetness for me, so I just like my melted butter. LOL!

what you need
4 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, 4TBSP spice

whisk well
batter should be thin and smooth
butter the spots on griddle
dip each slice in batter
griddle like pancakes
youngest wanted "sticks", so I cut them
This is what I use and LOVE it -

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