Thursday, April 24, 2014

Finishing up the Leftovers

Whew!!  Four days and all the leftovers are gone!!  Well, just about...I still have some baked pineapple in the fridge so tomorrow morning I will make some Carrot Spice Muffins and that will be gone too.

I am sharing today's leftover recipe with you and I am also linking up with Thrifty Thursday and the Eat from the Pantry Challenge.  Check out those sites for more creative ideas.

I was originally going to have Kielbasa and Eggs for breakfast this morning but when I went into the fridge to get the Kielbasa I discovered Mom and Nancy had eaten it for lunch yesterday.  YAY!!  So then I was going to make some poached eggs but when I looked to make sure I had bread for toast I came across a quarter loaf of Bacci Bread that Roz had made for us this Easter and that had gotten stale and was slated for the chickens.  Bacci is the name for Grandma in Polish. This is a sweet bread that she would make.  Frank remembers fondly eating Bacci Bread with unsalted butter and stale Vernors.  Isn't it funny what memories remain with us as adults?

Bacci Bread is an Egg Bread with Raisins.
This is what was left of the loaf Frank's sister had made for us.

I decided to make this bread into French Toast for Mom and Nancy.  There was not enough for me to join them but I had one more piece of  Ham and Asparagus Quiche left so I finished that off.  But back to the French Toast.

I took a couple eggs and a 1/4 c. of milk and placed it in a shallow bowl.
I did not need to add any vanilla or nutmeg since I was using a sweet bread.

I mixed this together well with a fork.
Then I cut the Bacci Bread into slices and let them soak for a moment in the egg mixture so that they soak up all the custardy goodness.

After the bread slices were soaked with the egg mixture.
I cooked them on a hot griddle until they were browned.
This was the last photo I got because when I turned around to get one with the butter and syrup, Mom and Nancy had already began chowing down with gusto.

French Toast

Stale Bread of any sort
1 egg for each 2 slices of bread
1/8 c. milk for each egg used
1/4 t. vanilla for each egg used
dash of nutmeg
* You can eliminate the vanilla and/or nutmeg if using a sweet bread.  I often use cinnamon raisin bread.

Whisk eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg thoroughly in a shallow bowl or pie pan. 
Place each slice of bread into the egg mixture, allowing it to soak up the custard on each side.
Cook on a preheated griddle or in a preheated fry pan over med high heat until golden brown on both sides.  Print Recipe

Ok, I am off and running.  We are having Tingting's birthday celebration tonight so there will be about 20 people over for dinner.  I have lots of errands and cleaning to do before guests arrive.  I will be back later to tell you how it went.  See you then.


  1. I haven't had homemade French toast in like a life-time. You have inspired me to want to make some for my family...


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