French Toast Tales

February 21, 2010 at 9:58 AM 17 comments

8:00am: Hillary wakes up to the clinkering of her bedroom blinds on the window pane as the cool breeze invites itself in. She clutches onto her clean, comfy sheets and lies content for a few minutes, enjoying the silence throughout the house. The pleasant thought that she doesn’t have to rush out the door anywhere comes to mind – resting her head on her cloud of a feather pillow for a couple more hours is possible – but because she is a 20-year-old going on 40, she decides that a productive Sunday morning would leave her feeling more satisfied.

8:15am: Hillary remembers her plans for breakfast and springs out of bed! She collects the ingredients from each corner of the kitchen as quietly as she can, cringing at a clunk of a cabinet door or crack of an egg that may wake up her nearby sleeping roommates.

8:20am: The French toast assembly line begins. First, crack the free-range organic eggs. Next, add a splash of milk. Sprinkle in the cinnamon. Whisk away.

8:22am: Hillary’s health-conscious brain reminds her to increase her breakfast’s nutritional value. She opens the fridge, pulls out the trusty Bob’s Red Mill ground flax and adds a teaspoon to the egg bath – easy as can be.

8: 24am: Place two slices of whole wheat bread into the “batter”. Fire up the pan with a dab of real buttah. Melt homemade apricot jam for topping.

8:26am: Plop piece of bread #1 into the sizzling butter. Guestimate when the eggy bready is saying: “It’s time to turn me over!”. Flip. Stare at the transformed crispy side of toast. Repeat with slice #2.

8:30am: Top toast with 1/2 sliced banana, fresh blueberries & melted homemade apricot jam.

8:34am: Gather camera, twist open the blinds to let the light shine in, and snap a few shots as timely as possible as she dreads the thought of her French toast becoming cold.

8:40am: Time to eat! Hillary’s taste buds do some critiquing and make a few mental notes about what to change for future French Toast Sunday mornings.

8:40 – 9:00am: Hillary polishes off her breakfast while checking in with her favorite bloggers to see what they ate for their morning meal.

9:45am: Hillary is shocked by how fast the numbers on the clock transform from one to another. She presses the last few words into her keyboard and clicks publish.


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  • 1. kbwood  |  February 21, 2010 at 12:00 PM

    haha love this!! your french toast seriously LOOKS AMAZING!!

  • 2. mom  |  February 21, 2010 at 1:45 PM

    B-U-tiful Breakfast!!! and I bet it tasted as good as it looks! I woke at 5:30 this morning to make Cappuccino Chip muffins for my rowing comrades – pretty tasty :) – my trusted time tested recipe!

    • 3. Hillary  |  February 21, 2010 at 2:15 PM

      Mom – remind me to get that recipe from you!

  • 4. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce  |  February 21, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    wow, that breakfast looks right up my alley. french toast always has been one of my fav foods! gorgeous pic!

  • 5. Lisa  |  February 21, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    What a morning! LOVE the look of that French toast!!! The melted jam is such a good idea :)

  • 6. soyaetchocolat  |  February 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Coolest post ever! I love the little tale!

  • 7. feetinmotion  |  February 21, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    You’re so funny! Loved this post and your french toast looks delicious!

  • 8. Kati @ Living Well  |  February 21, 2010 at 4:54 PM

    That was too cute! I LOVE making french toast on the weekends and usually it involves peanut butter :) Ok, so it always does. But I’ll have to try the melted jam!

  • 9. Katie  |  February 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    I’ve never thought of melting my jam before. Good idea!

  • 10. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth)  |  February 21, 2010 at 6:29 PM

    yum omg sooo good. cute post, too :)


  • 11. caronae  |  February 21, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Lovely post, Hillary. Caronae likes! I did french toast yesterday. Yours looks wonderful, and is quite photogenic :)
    I love weekend breakfasts. Wish they could happen everyday…*le sigh*

  • 12. Monica @ Musings of the Granola Girl  |  February 21, 2010 at 7:41 PM

    wow that French Toast looks DELICIOUS!!

    I enjoyed the timeline, too!


  • 13. Angelalovesfood  |  February 21, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    good way to end the post! :) looks really yummy. i love french toast. hardly make it but when i do, I savor itttt!

  • 14. Allie Mak  |  February 21, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    Cute! I move so slowly in the mornings. Making, Eating and Blogging about breakfast would take me over an hour and 45 min. I’m the tortoise that’s for sure.

  • 15. lisa  |  February 22, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    omg, i totally just died looking at that french toast!!

  • 16. RahRigby  |  February 23, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Love the melted jam idea – just applied it to my own meal. Van’s waffles, blueberries and melted apricot jam for DINNAH! By the way, your blog is amazing and I enjoy reading it.


  • 17. Bekah  |  February 28, 2010 at 6:46 AM

    Aw I LOVE this post. First, french toast is like my favorite sweet indulgent breakfast. SO good.
    Second, “because she is a 20-year-old going on 40, she decides that a productive Sunday morning would leave her feeling more satisfied.” UM, story of my life. See? This is why Hillary we’d be great friends. We would have the best sleepovers! Hehe.

    Great looking breakfast.


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