Monday, February 16, 2009

Food Week

I decided to join food week over at one of my favorite Canadian places, Frenchy's Finds. The rules of the game are just this: a different meal every day. I think it's just a fantastic way to add to your recipe box and I'm all about sharing recipes!!! Here's the schedule:

Monday - Breakfast
Tuesday - Lunch
Wednesday (you guessed it!) - Supper
Thursday - Vegetable (a vegetarian vegetable dish)
Friday - Dessert

So....onto breakfast.

I'm not a breakfast person. It took me a lot of years to admit that to my husband, since it's his absolute favorite thing in the whole world. Not me. I know I will be scolded for saying so, but I hate eating in the morning. It makes me sluggish and lethargic. Bleh. Give me a good cup of coffee or some Carnation Instant Breakfast, or a glass of milk and I'm good to go. But I LOVE breakfast for dinner.

I discovered this little gem of a recipe while I was in Denver a few years ago when my dad was in the hospital. I can't even tell you what the name of the restaurant was, or where it was for that matter. It was one of those little specialty places that people wait hours to get into. I ordered this and was absolutely in love. Before I left I asked the waiter what was in it, expecting to get the "it's our little secret" answer, but instead, because I must have looked either cute or pathetic, he described exactly how to make it....and it was the easiest thing ever!!!!!

Stuffed French Toast
Ingredients: For approximately 6 pieces

Half of a block of cream cheese
Two to three tablespoons of your favorite jam (I love mine with rhubarb cherry, but I was all out and used raspberry instead today)
3 eggs
12 pieces of Texas toast
teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon of vanilla
a dash of milk

In small bowl, soften and mix together jam and bream cheese, set aside.

Mix eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together and bowl. Dip one side of Texas toast into egg mixture. Put egg side down on hot skillet heated to 350 degrees. layer with cream cheese mixture and then add another layer of bread, egg side up. Flip over and cook when golden brown.

Top with extra jam, berries, whipped cream or powdered sugar.

Happy Presidents Day!!! I'm off to shop!


sherrieg said...

Yum, yum, YUM! Oooh, how can you go wrong with cream cheese? :)

sunmamma said...

Oh yum, this looks so good!!

Vickie LeBlanc said...

Double-yum. I am making this on the weekend. Thank you for sharing.

I am also not a breakfast person. I love my cuppa when I get up at 6 a.m. and I force myself to eat a slice of toast. But by 10 a.m. that's when I'm hungry.

Sarah C said...

Ooh - this looks so yummy! What a find :)

Beth said...

This looks delicious! How many weight watchers points do you think this is? I think as long as I'm on WW I may have to avoid your blog...too tempting;)

Alli said...

This is on my list for this weekend!! I have some extra cream cheese just waiting to be used! THANKS!

Becky Gregory Photography said...

I'm definately going to have to make some time and try some of your recipes! They look soooo good. And your photographs of them are super!