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Favorite French Toast
The first time I ever had French toast was when I was a very young girl. So long ago now, I can barely remember it anymore. Every summer I spent several weeks at my Grandma’s house. I can’t tell you how much I looked forward to going. I loved going to my grandma’s house. It was just me and her and I loved the attention. I would help her garden, do lawn work, go for walks around the block and take the short drive to Park n’ Market in her yellow Studebaker. Sometimes I even went with my grandma to Cathy’s Cut n’ Curl for her weekly hair appointment. Favorite French Toast became a favorite.
More Fun At Grandma’s
After dinner, we would sit in the ‘breezeway’ until it got dark outside. Talking and listening to the June bugs and mosquitoes buzzing at the screens. When my grandma had finished her high ball and Winston cigarette, and I had finished glass of ‘white soda’ (7-up), we would head into the house. I would take a bath, complete with bubbles. After my bath, we would sit in the t.v room and watch a show on her black and white television. I’d eat a bowl of vanilla ice cream with crushed saltine crackers. By 9:00 I would be tucked into bed and sound asleep.
French Toast for Dinner
The night that my grandma made French toast, it had been an especially hot day. A real scorcher…hot and umid. (My grandma had the odd habit of dropping the first letter of words) My grandma asked me if I wanted French toast for dinner that night. I told her that I had never ate anything from France before. She smiled at me. I proceeded to take my very first bite of French toast. I have enjoyed French toast ever since.
Always a family favorite.
- 4 large eggs
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 tablespoons evaporated milk or milk
- 4 slices good bread, (Pano Turano Italian Bread)
- 2 tablespoons butter
In a 2 quart glass baking dish whip together, eggs, salt, pepper, cinnamon, vanilla extract and milk. In a large skillet or griddle melt butter over medium heat. Dip bread slices in egg mixture, place bread slices on skillet or griddle, fry until golden brown on both sides.
Serve with additional butter and maple syrup.
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