I’m what you would call… a Hallmark junkie. I spent most of my high school years and early college years working retail so a Hallmark store was always nearby and a great place to spend my lunch breaks reading and buying cards to use whenever the time presented itself. I’m definitely one of those people with a box full of cards for various occasions; birthdays, thank you, get well, thinking of you, Christmas, weddings & baby showers etc.
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated our 3rd month’iversary and I found the above, adorable card for him. (On a side note – one of my favorite things about being newlyweds is getting to celebrate our monthly anniversaries, what I call month’iversary, all over again like when we first started dating 5 or so years ago lol) It just so happens, breakfast is my husband’s favorite meal of the day and this card was perfect. I decided I wanted to recreate a breakfast with French toast similar to the one pictured on the card. Using this recipe, a piece of paper and scissors, I woke up extra early and got to work. I filled out the card, sealed it and taped it to our bathroom mirror. I made breakfast – cut a heart out of the piece of paper and used it as a stencil with powdered sugar to make hearts on the French toast. My hubby loved it; the French toast was dense, custardy and absolutely delicious (yep, I’m tooting my own horn lol). I added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the mixture and used a French loaf which I highly recommend (French, Italian… whatever you can get a hold of at your local grocery store’s bakery section). It’s much more luxe and satisfying than slices of your typical sandwich bread and very affordable at usually only $1 – $2 a loaf. Plus, you could always make bread pudding with the leftover bread 😉 !