Do not get me wrong, we still occasionally eat ramen noodles, mac n cheese with hot dogs, order out very occasionally .. far from Nigella or Martha!
What I want more than anything is to inspire you all about eating on a modest budget.
Once you get a few of these recipes in your daily or weekly repertoire, you will feel more confident and even more creative with what you see when you open your pantry or fridge. And that will free you up in so many ways. Both with your budget and your desire to have a nice family/friends meal.
While I was visiting my cousin Julie and her family over the holidays, she had purchased some gorgeous bread in northern california. It had cinnamon swirled into it -walnuts and a light sugar glaze on the top. Really good on its own, but one of the girls said we should make it into french toast.
TADA! Well done Carlee!This is how I learn ALL my recipes! Through someone's excitement in a cookbook or shared cooking with friends and family...I then end up tweeking it a little and make it my own!
2 Large loaves of breakfast style bread or brioche loaf
7 large eggs whisked
2 1/2 cups of whole milk or heavy cream if your daring
1 Tbs vanilla extract
Non salted butter
Bacon for 6 people
** Using bread that is a day old is a tip I learned for french toast, so slice it the night before in 1 1/2 inch slices
* Prepare your bacon
* Whisk your eggs, cream/milk and vanilla in a large shallow baking dish
* Place bread in mixture and let it sit for 2 minutes on each side, not to long though with this bread because you don't want it to eggy
* On medium high heat put a dab of butter in a large pan and cook bread for 3 to 4 minutes or until brown on each side
* Serve hot with a dab of butter and sprinkle of powdered sugar or Maple syrup, and of course bacon!
** Try all kinds of breakfast breads!!!
****I know tweeking means something very different in England!! Enjoy the laugh all of you! : )