Sorry for the silence. Life has been busy around here! Plus, on my monthly grocery shopping day I got sick and you wouldn't believe how difficult it was to work in another grocery shopping day this month. Sheesh! So, the menu has been, uhm, uncreative, to say the least. However, I have done a few worthwhile domestic things.
Here's a Saturday morning treat that I enjoyed the other week:
The first time I made this I used a recipe from America's Test Kitchen - and, I didn't think I'd ever say this, but I figured I could improve upon the one they had and indeed I did (in my opinion anyway.) Theirs was a bit too time-consuming for french toast - and too sweet.
So, here's my version:
very lightly toast two slices of bread.
In a small bowl mix together 2 tbs cream cheese with a dash of cinnamon. Spread cream cheese mixture on one slice of bread - put the other on top to create a sandwich.
In a large flat bowl (big enough for a slice of bread) mix: one egg, one Tbs flour, one Tbs water, dash of cinnamon, and a dash of nutmeg. Soak "sandwich" in egg mixture - about a minute on each side.
In a skillet melt 1 tbs butter over med heat. Remove toast from egg mixture - let excess drip off - fry sandwich on each side until brown. (about 1-2 minutes per side)
Serve with butter, real maple syrup (it makes a difference!), and a dusting of powdered sugar. Yum!
Also - I have a new book which I'm sure I'll be using soon! My birthday is the 25th - but my family celebrated early as my brother, Michael, was in town from AZ. My parents gave me this:
One thing I love about this particular book is that it tells stories with the recipes - they're all "lost" American recipes. Very cool.
Michael also gave me a subscription to one of ATK's magazines. (Cook's Country) so I'm going to have all sorts of recipes to try out!