Monday, March 2, 2009

Stuffed French Toast & Awards & a Thank You

A couple weeks ago I was kinda wanting something sweet for breakfast. That's unusual for me. I'll almost ALWAYS choose a savory breakfast. I had Stuffed French Toast on the mind and decided I had to make some. I typically only 'cook' breakfast on Sundays. Weekdays are way too busy in the morning and I choose to sleep until the possible minute I can and still get the kids off to school and make it to work on time.

Saturdays can be busy too... and I usually reserve them for coffee with Ericka. We don't make it every week... but we try.

So anyway... a couple Sundays ago, I wanted Stuffed French Toast. It's was wicked easy and wicked good!

First I beat together 8oz of whipped cream cheese with about 1/4 C sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla.
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Then I whisked up some eggs with milk, cinnamon & vanilla.
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Spread a good layer of Cream Cheese Mixture on Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Swirl Bread.
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Top with another piece of Cinnamon Bread.
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Dip Cream Cheese Cinnamon Sandwiches into egg mixture.
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Cook in a hot skillet until golden on both sides.
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YUM! Does that look good?
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While I was eating that I was thinking... "next time... I think I'll add raspberry jam"

Well... I couldn't stop thinking about the Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast with Raspberry Jam.

So yesterday... I made it again.

Jon and Bobby and Lilly just wanted plain cinnamon French toast. That was easy enough.

When I was digging in the fridge for the raspberry jam, I found a jar of caramel sauce for ice cream!
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So I had Cream Cheese Raspberry Stuffed French Toast. (now I wish I had fresh raspberries for this, but it was a spur of the moment thing... Donna over at My Tasty Treasures often garnishes with raspberries and everything looks so pretty!!
Here's my mostly ungarnished, but totally tasty breakfast!
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And as soon as I found the caramel, I knew Tawny would want hers stuffed with cream cheese and caramel. Also very yum!
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This can be totally adapted to suit your tastes. Instead of vanilla in the cream cheese, add almond or lemon... or how about some lemon, lime or orange zest?
Add your favorite jams, marmalades, chutneys or spreads... or dare I say... Nutella??

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On to the Awards...

I've been totally slacking acknowledging two awards given to me by a couple of very cool bloggers!

Donna at My Tasty Treasures thank you so much!!! I'm totally flattered that you chose to pass this along to me! If you haven't checked out her blog yet, hurry over! She wicked funny and cooks great food. It's also really fun when she and her FireFighter Husband are blogging together. Plus she has 4 - 8 kids running around at any given time! How does she find the time to cook up all of her fabulous dishes? I don't know... but you should definitely check her out!

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The rules for this award are as follows:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate blogs of people who you think show great attitude and/or gratitude
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person who has nominated you for the award.

I am passing the award of Sisterhood on to:
Tamilyn at Butter My Kitchen
Katie at Chaos in the Kitchen
Michele at My Italian Grandmother
Danielle at Cooking for my Peace of Mind
Maria at Two Peas and Their Pod


And Sarah over at Mom on the Run gave me the Kreativ Blogger Award! Thanks so much Sarah! I'm honored that you chose to pass this along to me! Sarah's is one of the first blogs I look for everyday. Check out all of the tasty food she's cooking up in her kitchen!

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I'm passing this award along to:

Lola at Lola Lakely: Life, Love, & the Pursuit of Insanity
CheeseWench at Cheese Is Alive
Elle at Elle's New England Kitchen
Natashya at Living in the Kitchen with Puppies
Melissa at Made by Melissa.

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Thanks to Cathy at Noble Pig for helping me with my comments setting!

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Thanks Cathy!!

If you tried to leave a comment before, and were unable to due to lack of an account or something, that should be corrected now!

25 comments:

Maria said...

We both posted french toast today! I love it! Next time I will stuff mine! Congrats on the awards and thanks for sharing with us!

katie said...

Thank you so much for thinking of me Marguerite! That french toast looks amazing. I can't wait to browse around and check out all of your award winners.

Culinary Alchemist said...

YUM!!!! Amazingly delicious looking!!!!

Elle said...

Oh my gosh, every single version of your french toast looks amazing!

And thank you so much for the award--ut's very much appreciated!

Donna-FFW said...

This looks amazing Spryte. Ihave so got to try it. And You so deserve your awards. You are terrific!

noble pig said...

Oh how yummy, very delicious!

Krysta said...

i love french toast and with caramel i would have a sugar high for days but well worth it.

Peter M said...

So easy yet a decadent breakfast...the smell of cinnamon, coffee and service in bed cannot be beat!

BlogMother said...

Outstanding! (except, why did you not make home-made bread ;/ )I got here by way of Cheese Is Alive.
Both your blog and hers are in my daily routine ... yum yum!

Debbie said...

That french toast looks absolutely delicious!!

Spryte said...

Maria... it was a french toast kinda weekend!

Katie... you totally deserve it!

Shane... thanks!!

Elle... you also totally deserve it!!

Thanks Donna & Cathy!!

Krysta... I think Tawny has built up a sugar immunity in regards to caramel!

Peter... now if I can just get someone to serve it to me in bed... but it kind defeats the purpose if I have to make it myself first!

BlogMother... thank! I'm glad you came by... I have been planning to make that no knead bread that you keep in the fridge!

Thanks Debbie!

Thanks so much for all the kind words!

Cheesewench said...

Thanks so much for your comment and for my first award!

Your french toast sounds great. I love experimenting and finding new ways to prepare and old favorite.

Tangled Noodle said...

Love, love, love stuffed french toast! Congratulations on your well-deserved awards!

Mom on the Run said...

I don't make stuffed french toast enough. It is such a great brunch item!

Bob said...

That stuffed french toast looks wicked good. Love the jam one in particular. Congratz on the awards! :)

Spryte said...

Cheesewench.. your blog ROCKS!!

Thanks Tangled Noodle!

Mom on the Run... make some this weekend!

Thanks Bob and the raspberry is my favorite!!

Natashya said...

Wow, I have never thought to make stuffed french toast before - how decadent! My guys would love that.
Congratulations on your much deserved awards and thank you so much for thinking of me! Very sweet indeed. :)

tamilyn said...

Oh, I'm thinking that caramel french toast will be making it to my plate in the very near future. Thank you for the award-you always leave the nicest comments over my way :)

I'm so jealous you are going to let hubs drive an ice cream truck some day. I don't like ice cream, but I loved the fruity bars that they had. One actually came through a campground we were at last year-he could make a killing there!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

That looks great! Perfect for weekend breakfast!

Lola Lakely said...

Thanks so much for the award! You are officially the first to throw one at my rapier sharp/vaguely insulting wit. ;) Btw, your French toast looked so good I wanted to smear it all over my face. Trust me it's a compliment.

Spryte said...

Thanks so much! It was so good and really is perfect for Sunday breakfast!

Natasha, Tamilyn & Lola... you totally deserve it!!

thecookinghusband said...

WOW I am going to make this for Jen one morning. I am now hungry for FRENCH TOAST and never thought of making it like this. Thanks for posting this!
The Cooking Husband

Spryte said...

It's DEFINITELY a spouse pleaser!

Danielle said...

Hey Spryte! Thank you so much for my Sisterhood Award. I'm just now getting around to posting it (Are you sure I deserve it?). LOL thanks!!!

Mindy said...

Spryte-
That is how my mother made french toast too... except she used apricot preserves, and it rocked!
Thanks for the reminder, I will have to whip some up this weekend.
Chickypea