Sunday, January 3, 2010

Eggnog French Toast

We look to the new year to bestow upon us hope, prosperity and optimism.  The 'beginning' seems to imply that there is a lot of work to be done.  Winter has arrived and with so many dark hours ahead, it is easy to turn your back on one of the most peaceful times of the year.  Make a personal choice to savor the tranquility of the season and let go of eight to five.  For this is a trident moment!  It is quiet.  It is beautiful.  And it is fleeting.  It is true that there is life beneath the snow.  That spring does, in fact, arrive despite the frigid tundra in which we tread.  Take the time to listen to the winter clock and hear what he is telling you.  You've been making the hard decisions, doing what's best, strategizing to get ahead and talking too much.  Take some time to appreciate the life and wonder around you and refocus on the things that bring you the most meaning.  If you can't take time, steal it.  Use it to recharge, refocus and re-energize.  We learn the most and feel the deepest in times of quiet reflection.  Go on.  Sleep in.  Take yourself for a walk.  Lay in front of a blazing fire place.  Remember when.

After you have taken a long winter's nap, what better to seduce you from the rapture of your sleep on this cold winter morning in the new year, than the temptingly sweet and familiar welcome of Eggnog French Toast. 
Eggnog French Toast
6 slices of Texas Toast (bread cut thick)
3/4 C. Eggnog
3 Eggs
pinch salt as desired

Turn your stove on medium heat and cover with a skillet or pancake pan.  Using a whisk, place eggs, eggnog and salt in a medium bowl and vigorously mix well.  Pour into bread size shallow baking dish.  Dredge bread through liquid and place bread onto skillet.  Wait about three to four minutes and flip over to brown the other side. Serve with maple syrup.
Tip:  Eggnog contains a lot of sugar. If you are cooking with it, be sure to keep the cooking termperature to medium.  A higher cooking temperature will burn the sugars and result in burnt french toast and the inside will be soggy and uncooked.  Using meduim heat provides the best results.

Happy New Year.


  1. What a fantastic recipe Trisha - I love egg nog.

    Happy new year!

  2. I love eggnog and french toast. What a combo!

    Keep up the good work on you blog. - David

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  3. Such a simple recipe I just had to try it out. Unfortunately, I proved that I am neither an Iron Chef or even the Swedish Chef from the Muppets.

    Despite my lack of skills to follow a simple recipe, even my dorked up results tasted great of a stormy, cold, fall morning.

    It's a favorite now... can't wait until I do it right!