Friday, December 3, 2010

Egg Nog French Toast & Monthly Giveaway!

Egg Nog French Toast

1/2 cup Egg Nog
6 large eggs
4 tablespoons butter, divided
8 slices bread

In medium bowl, combine Egg Nog and eggs.  Mix well. In large skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter, over medium heat.  Dip two slices of bread in egg mixture, place in skillet.  Brown bread on both sides.  Repeat three more times.  Serve with maple syrup.  Makes 4 servings.
Tips for making French Toast trees:  I like to cut the bread into triangles before I dip them in the egg mixture and cook them.  It makes it easier to arrange into a tree if the hot bread is cut before you have to handle it to form a tree.  The trunk of the tree is two breakfast sausage links.
My husband Stan and I have one son.  I knew I would only get to do somethings once, and that made me go overboard when it came to my family.  When Tyler had to take a sack lunch to school, I would draw dog footprints all over the bag.  When it was Valentine's Day, I couldn't just send a box covered with red paper like all the other kids had.  I made a space shuttle Valentine's Day box.  And don't get me started on the paint shirt I made.  I am lucky my poor kid turned out normal.

I like tradition and making memories with my family.  The Egg Nog French Toast recipe, is one my family enjoys on Christmas day.  The spice in the Egg Nog, gives the French toast a nice subtle holiday spice flavor.  I precook the sausage the night before, then try to get up early enough on Christmas day, to have the French Toast cooked up and place in the oven, at a low temperature to keep warm.  By preparing the breakfast that way, I can spend time with my family instead of in the kitchen cooking, while everyone else is having fun with their gifts.

The winner of December's Giveaway is: Amber @ This Mommy Cooks
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For January's drawing, I will be giving away a copy of my cookbook, MY KIND OF COOKING.  This cookbook has over 500 yummy recipes using only 3, 4, or 5 ingredients.  It has everything from appetizers to desserts and everything in between.  It also includes slow-cooker recipes!  The winner will also receive an apron and a kitchen towel.

I will be drawing a name from my followers, on Friday, January 7th.  The giveaway is open to all of my followers, regardless of where they live.   If your name is drawn and you have a blog, I will mention your blog address on my "Fast Food Fridays" radio show on the The Passion Radio Network, and post your blog address on my blog.
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  1. Those look scrumptious!!!! congrats to the winner... she's gonna love it.
    Have a great weekend.

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  3. French toast is my favourite thing! My husband usually treats me and makes me these for my birthday. Don't think it will happen this year.

  4. I love finding out other people's family traditions...and egg nog french toast is a great one! I have had this before, but not in a long time...thanks for the reminder!

    Congrats to Amber!!!

  5. Love the presentation, so cute! Perfect for Christmas morning, thanks for the idea!

  6. Linda, you amaze me with your creativity! I know I'll always find something great and your French toast is a perfect breakfast for Christmas morning. I bet Tyler was a hit at school with all you did for him! You have to tell us about the paint shirt now!!!

  7. what a cute presentation! nice recipe.

  8. What a brilliant idea, must try this out. Diane

  9. this is the strangest thing, I seriously just emailed myself this link from allrecipes with eggnog french toast!@! very weird! LOL

  10. Hi Jennifula, I check out the Egg Nog French Toast recipes on allrecipes. It is fun to see how other people do the same type of recipes. When it comes to French toast my family doesn't like too many extra spices so I keep it simple with just the addition of egg nog. I have been making this same recipe for Christmas now for 29 years.

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  12. eggy bread - lovely. Even better with a drizzle of syrup

  13. Yum... I'm your newest follower.

  14. Have never done French toast with eggnog, but it's definitely on my list. Sounds terrific. Have a great week.

  15. What a cute presentation. My daughter would love that. I may just have to start a new tradition here. Take care.

  16. I would make this for Alexis because she loves eggnog but I'm afraid if I tried to make this she'd break my fingers for touching her eggnog. Did I mention she loves eggnog? LOL

  17. Now I see why you liked the Snowman! Too funny! I am happily following your blog! :)

  18. Im follwing your blog a lot of time dear Linda! Love this recipe look nice and yummy! huggs, gloria

    Love your giveaways!

  19. I just signed up to follow your blog.

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