There's a commercial for Kaiser Permanente that sings a song that goes something like this
When I grow up, I wanna be an old woman....
Well, here....lemme just show ya....
I don't know why, but I just love that commercial. When I first saw it, I thought...."it's so obvious that it's brilliant". When you were a little girl (sorry to the guys who are reading...but change the nouns accordingly) and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up...did any of you ever think to say...an old woman? Of course not. Who wants to be old, right? But of course we all want to live long enough to be old. I remember thinking how cool it will be to someday be a grandmother. I know...thats probably a strange thing for a child to think about...but I've always looked forward to it. Maybe it's a testament to my wonderful grandmothers.
Anyways....where am I going with this?
Not very far....
I just wanna live a really long time
So I can enjoy this wonderful version of French Toast for a really long time!
and be a grandmother someday....but not too soon. I can totally wait for my girls to grow up
Soooooo....when my youngest daughter asked me to cook breakfast and I had this on hand:
Potato Bread (store bought)
homemade strawberry jam
butter (for the pan)
French Toast Sammys is what I made.
Mix a couple eggs, the milk, a bit of sugar and vanilla in a shallow dish (I used a pie tin)
Get some cream cheese and mix it with your favorite jam or jelly
Mix it together reeeeeeal good (might have to break out the hand mixer to get it all nice and smooth)
Dip your bread in the egg mixture and fry em up in a medium hot, buttered pan
Cook for a couple of minutes on each side
Heat your oven to 350' F. Place the cooked french toast on a cookie sheet and spread the cream cheese mixture over 1 slice....then place the other slice on top...
Heat in the oven for about 5 minutes. Just enough time for that cream cheese to get really creamy
Garnish with powdered sugar and a strawberry if you have one...I'm bummed that I didn't :(
This was one seriously good breakfast!
Oh and that commercial? Yep...it has a whooole other message to it that has to do with October and Pink...and it was a totally awesome coincidence that brought this whole post together.
Funny how that happens sometimes.
So I s'pose it would be fitting if I dedicated this post to the grandmother my girls never met and the mother-in-law I never met.
In loving memory of Grandma Sally