Thursday, April 23, 2020

French Toast "Omelet" Sandwich

Brené Brown.  Sort of heard of her.  Selected as the keynote speaker for the University of Texas at Austin’s commencement address.  Watched her Netflix documentary: The Call to Courage.  Am now obsessed with her message about courage, vulnerability, fear, shame, empathy, and leadership.  “Having the courage to show up when you can’t control the outcome.”  “Just do the joyful thing.”  “Practice gratitude.”  "Show up, be seen, answer the call to courage... 'cause you're worth it. You're worth being brave." She incorporates a lot of life stories to deliver her message.  My favorite story of this documentary is the last one about swimming.

“Sometimes winning is not coming in first. Sometimes winning is doing the really brave thing. Maybe winning for you, is just coming off the block and getting wet.”  Give yourself a gift and allocate 75 minutes to watching her presentation.  Her TED talks are next on my list.  

All of the kids have been courageous and trying new foods and recipes recently.  Sometimes it feels like an episode of Chopped – what can you make from the ingredients in the refrigerator.  Andrew did some research and found a recipe from “I made only egg recipes for a day.”  It has been declared a winner in our house.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ½ tablespoon milk
  • Pat of butter
  • 2 slices of brioche bread
  • Add-ins like chopped bacon, cheddar cheese, avocado slices, salsa, mushrooms, chives... whatever you like in an egg sandwich or on an omelet

In a 10” skillet, melt a pat of butter.  Beat the eggs and mix in a half tablespoon of milk.  Pour the eggs into the skillet.  Place the brioche slices in the eggs to coat one side (like french toast) and then turn the bread over and leave it there to cook.  When the eggs are cooked part way, like an omelet, run a spatula under the egg “disk” and flip it over (make sure your spatula picks up both slices of bread).  On top of the eggs which are cooked on top of one of the slices of bread, place your choice of toppings.  

Continue cooking the eggs and the bread, which is now skillet side down to a nice golden brown.  To create a nice and neat, square sandwich, fold over the edges of the egg “disk”.  With your spatula, flip one slice of bread on top of the other to make a sandwich.  Enjoy!

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