Did you notice our amazing new family picture? ————–>
This Fall, we had our pictures taken by a family friend, Tessa Cox. She rocked the photo session, big time. If you have ever tried to take pictures with kids, you know how stressful and difficult it can be. They never look at the camera at the same time! Our session with Tessa was completely different. She got our kids to actually look at the camera and smile! If you need pictures taken for anything (family photo shoot, wedding, newborn etc.), you should get in contact with Tessa! We can’t wait to hand out some of these pictures to friends and family during Christmas!
Speaking of Christmas, we just came up with the ultimate Christmas brinner (breakfast for dinner), and it all started with a simple misunderstanding.
Last week at work, somebody mentioned something about an Egg Nog latte. One of my co-workers misheard and thought they said “Egg Nog Waffle.” That got me thinking – an Egg Nog Waffle actually sounded pretty good. We don’t have a waffle maker, so then I thought Egg Nog Pancakes would be good to try.
I sent Sarah a text to tell her about my idea, and that’s when we both realized that Egg Nog French Toast would be even better than Egg Nog Pancakes! I felt like we just came up with a unique and new recipe…until I did a google search for “egg nog french toast.” Turns out it isn’t original, BUT we did come up with the idea on our own and we used our own recipe, so it’s kind of original.
To make the Egg Nog French Toast, we adapted the very first recipe that we ever posted on this food blog, Awesome French Toast.
- First off, we left out the orange zest since that flavor doesn’t really go with egg nog.
- Next we increased the cinnamon and nutmeg to 3/4 teaspoon of each spice.
- Last, instead of using 1 1/2 cups of milk, we used 3/4 cup milk and 3/4 cup of egg nog.
One of the keys to making great french toast is making sure that your heat isn’t too high. If it is, the outside of the toast will be cooked before the inside and you end up with soggy french toast. Unfortunately, since we were in a hurry when we made this, we completely forgot about that. Our first round of french toast was undercooked in the middle and kind of gross. Once we realized our mistake we turned the heat down on our griddle and everything turned out great!!! So. Good.
For the egg nog, we used the only brand we will ever buy – Anderson Erickson Egg Nog. If you are from Iowa, or even the midwest, you know that there is nothing like Anderson Erickson Egg Nog. It is simply the best!
We served the Egg Nog French Toast with a simple fruit salad and two eggs, sunny side up.
This brinner was a winner! Oh man, that sentence was really stupid. Sorry about that.
We are making some more amazing breakfast food tonight. We are whipping up some Migas for the annual Eickelberg Family Christmas in Centerville, Iowa, tomorrow morning. CAN’T WAIT!!!!