French toast for dinner? The pantry pickin’s are slim so why not. I’m always looking for ways to use bread that’s almost stale. I have a challah bread that’s several days old (the ultimate French Toast bread) and leftover Traverse City Cherry Sauce from Friday’s dinnerFeed. Three eggs later and dinnerFeed is decided!
If you prefer your French toast creamy, let it soak longer in the custard. Prefer it drier? Pull the bread out sooner. If you’d like to cut calories, substitute milk for the half-and-half. If you enjoy a crunchy crust use canola oil in place of the butter. (If you decide to change the name to “Italian Toast” that works too!)
Today is the last day Traverse City Cherries are on sale at Plum Market. (I rhapsodized about this lovely specimen in detail on Friday’s dinnerFeed.)This simple, versatile sauce was such a hit with the smoked pork on Friday, the family requested an encore.
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Punch bowls recall the high school prom with that ne’er-do-well trouble-maker (you forget his name) sneaking whiskey into the punch, and that dry wedding where you wished someone would sneak whiskey into the punch bowl after an un-air-conditioned, two-hour ceremony in 90-degree heat. Others think of “punch” as a non-alcoholic sugary concoction favored by children. But according to … Full recipe post »
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