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French Toast

An Dyer

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 😉 !

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  • Reply Sophie

    I love the look of this dish. I feel really hungry just looking at it! I adore a good breakfast 🙂

    February 2, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    • Reply HautePinkPretty

      Thank you 🙂 I was never really a breakfast person but my Husband is and it’s totally growing on me now lol

      February 3, 2011 at 4:58 pm
  • Reply Charee Lenee'

    Mmmmm, this looks soooo YUMMY! I’m gonna have to try this recipe for French Toast. You put so much love into making breakfast for your hubby, too cute!!! 🙂

    February 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm
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