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French Toast

French toast is a great way to use up from leftover French bread. It just takes a little bit of planning so you can soak it. It’s a great treat for the kids in the morning and doesn’t take a lot of hands on time. 

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 2 hours; Cook Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients:

6 slices French Bread, 1 1/2 inch thick

6 eggs

splash of milk

1 tsp. vanilla

Preparing French Toast:

Put the bread in a casserole dish just large enough to hold them all. In a mixing bowl, mix together eggs, milk and vanilla. Pour egg mixture over bread. Poke holes in the bread. Turn the bread over and poke more holes. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 

French Toast

Heat a pan or skillet over medium heat. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side. Serve with syrup. 

French Toast

Important Tips:

Make sure you let the bread soak in the egg mixture for at least a couple of hours so it’s not too dry. 

Meal Ideas:

Make a breakfast protein and serve up some fresh fruit for a complete meal to start your day off right!

 

Simple French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup

I had some onions I wanted to use up and thought I’d make some onion soup. I normally use beef consommé but this time I used mostly beef broth with just two cans of beef consommé. It’s all part of my well stocked kitchen experiment so I had to use what I already had! 

Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Prep Time – 15 min; Cook Time – 1 1/2 – 2 hours

Ingredients:

4 sweet onions, sliced

4 T. salted butter

1 T. fresh thyme

1 tsp. EACH salt and pepper

1 T. sugar

64 oz. beef broth

2 10 oz. cans beef consommé

3/4 cup port wine

4 slices baguette (lightly toasted)

4 slices Swiss cheese

Preparing Simple French Onion Soup:

Sauté onions in butter and thyme for about 10 minutes. Sprinkle sugar over onions and mix well.

French Onion Soup

Add salt and pepper. Add beef broth and beef consommé. Stir well. Cover and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Add port wine. 

Preheat oven to 400 Degrees. Spoon soup into serving bowl. Add baguette and top with one slice of cheese. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven CAREFULLY and enjoy!!

French Onion Soup

Important Tips:

Don’t rush the onions. Let them cook and take their time!

but sugar is cheating….low, slow, caramelization – Melissa

I wasn’t going for caramelized, just wanted to sweeten them a bit. – Denise

Variations:

Gruyere cheese is traditional but Swiss is what I had on hand.