Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Coffee Comedy Video & Egg Nog French Toast

The first groggy-eyed cup of coffee - The 99 Cent Chef has gone through great pains for it. No fresh ground Starbucks left, maybe there's some old Folgers in the can way back in the cupboard. None left in the can, how about a couple of spoonfuls of freeze dried? No freeze dried, either? Watch this coffee comedy video to find out how desperate The Chef can be!

Coffee Video

Play it here. The video runs 1 minute.
And...

now on to a tasty breakfast classic. Texas Toast size bread is perfect for making French Toast. Pick up a loaf of thick-sliced white bread Texas Toast at this 99c only Store and make a stack. Continuing a month-long breakfast blogging theme, The Chef combines his earlier "Egg Nog & A Tipsy Tree Trimming" Christmas themed video recipe (click here to view video) with this warm and toasty breakfast favorite. You can use your preferred French bread recipe, just add a little of the spices: nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract for a festive egg nog flavor.

Ingredients (serves 2-3)
4-6 slices of bread (or any type you have on hand including wheat or whole grain)
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 tsp. sugar (optional - no sugar needed if you are topping with syrup)Butter - a couple slices for frying French toast
1/8 tsp. cinnamon ( a small sprinkle)
1/8 tsp. nutmeg (small sprinkle)
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
Powered sugar - optional for topping
Maple syrup - another topping
Fresh fruit is another excellent topping

Directions

Heat a couple of slices of butter in large skillet on the stove top. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon,
nutmeg and vanilla extract. Dip and coat both sides of bread, allowing to soak through with egg nog wash. Cook until French toast is brown, about a couple of minutes each side. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and top with maple syrup. For a lighter version, forgo sugar and syrup and top with fresh cut strawberries, any seasonal fruit, or canned sliced peaches and pears in natural or lightly sweetened juice.
Click
here to embed or view video at youtube.

2 comments:

R Krishnan said...

lingzhi coffee is one of the best from DXN.

Dinah Soar said...

Love your blog and the coffee video made me laugh. Though we don't have 99 cent stores where I live, we do have dollar stores and Dollar General Market.

I've adopted your 99 cents (or less) strategy. Makes shopping fun. The other day I got 12 ounces of delicious bacon for $1!!

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