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 are 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.

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 eggs1 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
Powdered sugar - optional for topping
Maple syrup - another topping
Fresh fruit is another excellent topping

Heat a couple of slices of butter in a large skillet on the stovetop. In a large bowl whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon,
nutmeg, and vanilla extract.

Dip and coat both sides of the bread, allowing it to soak through with egg nog wash. Cook until French toast is brown, about a couple of minutes on 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 on youtube.


R Krishnan said...

lingzhi coffee is one of the best from DXN.

Dinahsoar 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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