For such a “free spirit“, I can be shockingly rigid. I like certain things a certain way and that is that. My coffee has to be just so (red eye with splenda and 2% milk), I will move hell and high water to avoid a phone conversation (gchat and I are well acquainted), and I have a very specific MO when I travel (there is a meltdown if I get there less than an hour before the flight takes off).
Yet, the one ridiculously structured ritual I undertake every day is my morning routine. I will spare you the details, but know this: I do the same exact thing in the same exact order every single damn weekday. If something goes wrong–I am out of coffee, I break a glass or I realize I skipped a step and have to go back and apply my perfume AFTER my deodorant–I am screwed for the day. I never said I wasn’t a freak.
The weekends are different, though. They are lazy and lovely. I sleep in, make calls and scratch myself up something to eat. Normally it is something somewhat healthy, but if I have guests, all caution is thrown to the wind.
This weekend, the beautiful and lovely KassyK came for a visit to go attend VK‘s birthday celebration. Fun times were definitately had by all. There were shots, there was dancing…there were more shots. OH DEAR GOD, I AM NOT 21 ANYMORE…PLEASE NO MORE SHOTS! I am not saying that Kass and I wrecked through some bagels at 4 am, but I am not saying we didn’t. All I know is we woke up (sorry kids, didn’t spoon her this time) and we needed food.
Knowing Kass loves challah french toast, I threw this together. This was some good stuff–the french toast especially tasted great. I love the pillowy softness of the challah bread contrasted with the eggy outer layer. Truth be told, I think the bananas could have been better, though. Next time I will use brown sugar and cook them for a tad less amount of time…they were just a bit mushy, but still super tasty.
It was, indeed, a glorious morning routine with a wonderful friend.
Challah French Toast with Bananas Foster
For French Toast
6 slices challah bread
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
For Bananas Foster
2 bananas, sliced
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbs butter
For toast: Beat together eggs and cinnamon. Ad milk, sugar and vanilla. Dip slices of challah in egg mixture and place preheated nonstick skillet (spray with Pam or add a pat of butter to pan) and cook on eatch side until golden brown.
For bananas foster: Slice bananas and add sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Add butter to pan and add bananas. Stir for about a minute and add a splash of water. Serve over french toast and sprinkel with powdered sugar if desired.