Sunday, May 13, 2012

Challah French Toast

I woke to the pitter patter of Travis placing my Mother’s Day gift on the bedside table.  Luckily I was able to fall back asleep because I had not planned on waking at 6:45am.  On the gift bag he had turned my name into an acronym and “e” was for “enjoyable”.  Good thing that there is not a “t” – perhaps the word chosen would have been “tolerable”.  The kids showered me with jewelry, flowers and a book.  David made his famous challah french toast.  I think he got the hint with the loaf of challah placed near his coffee maker. 
Mother's Day gifts

My friend Pilar has a great perspective on life and rolls with the punches.  She expects that she will encounter some stupidity every day and when she does, she simply looks at the person and says “thank you.”   Today my thank you goes to the people in the car from CO who backed into us at the Arboretum with a Dallas police officer as our witness, never mind us honking the horn continuously for multiple seconds.  The driver and passenger then proceed to yell at us that it was the cop’s fault for telling him to back up (and to not use his rearview mirror while doing so - ha!), that he wants our insurance information and that he has our license plate number.  Ok, we’ll get right on that.

We did make it to see the Chihuly today.  It was truly amazing and beautiful but I really want to know how they ship these pieces without breaking!  The exhibit is in Dallas through November 5 so you should plan a visit.  I'll go back with you!
Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

Happy Mother’s Day!!

Challah French Toast
1.      Challah, sliced 1 inch thick 
2.      ¾ C milk
3.      4 eggs
4.      1 t vanilla
5.      2 T butter

Mix together ingredients #2-4.  Dip the sliced bread into the egg mixture to coat and saturate but not to the point of the bread falling apart.  Place in a buttered skillet until brown.  Flip and cook the other side.  Serve with jam, syrup or dusted with powdered sugar.

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