by Debra on November 30, 2010

Musical pairing – Cruisin’ by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis

During the weekdays, we’re up pretty darn early so breakfast here at Smith Bites consists of a bowl of steel cut oatmeal or a scone or muffin pulled from the freezer and baked off in time for The Professor to grab one and head out the door for classes.
But when the weekend rolls around and we have a chance to move at a slower pace, we put on some nice music, sip a mimosa or a cappuccino (or both!) and putz around the kitchen in our jammies . . . and generally take our time with breakfast.  Now I could tell you a story about my mom making french toast for me as a kid, or I could tell you that for years I used bread with names like ‘Wonder’ or ‘Store Brand’, or I could tell you that I didn’t know fancy words like ‘Brioche’ or ‘Challah’ until a couple of years ago or I could tell you that we always used Aunt Jemima syrup in the brown glass bottle with the yellow cap or I could even tell you that I loved that syrup so much I wanted to drink it straight from the bottle . . . but I won’t.
Instead I’m going to recommend that you get yourself into the kitchen this weekend and make this french toast.  I’m going to recommend that you play your favorite music, grab a coffee or cappuccino, or make yourself a mimosa (or make both!), then make this french toast and stay in your jammies until noon.  One more thing . . . make sure you savor every. single. bite.  And once you’ve tasted just how perfect this french toast is, make it again during the upcoming holidays or whenever you want to feel like you’re on vacation . . . uhm yes, this french toast is totally worth the calories!

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