Thursday, July 26, 2007
French Toast For One
The other evening, I found myself in an unusual position, no one home for dinner...but me. I love to cook, but cooking for one is just not appealing to me. When all 3 of my daughters were home, I had to stretch recipes that made 4 servings to serve 5. I became used to cooking lots of food. Then as each daughter moved off, it has been my husband and my youngest daughter and I for the last 2 years. Cooking for 3 is really easy, most recipes serve 4 and there was usually enough left over for our lunches. Now, she will be going away to college in a few weeks..gulp! And I will be cooking for just 2. Since I take a lunch to school everyday, I'll probably just continue to make 4 servings and have some for lunch, but still cooking for 2 is not as much fun as cooking for 3. But cooking for 1, it hardly seems the bother to dirty a pot and the stove.
So, anyway there I was, trying to decide what to eat for dinner. I had been craving french toast ever since I saw the wonderful looking french toast on Peter's site Kalofagas in Pursuit of Delicious Foods. I had a loaf of french bread that I had made a few days ago, so it was nice and firm. I have to agree with him, french toast must be made with baguettes. If you haven't had it made with baguettes, I urge you to try it. It makes all the difference in the world, the uneven holes absorb the egg and somehow make it heavy and fluffy at the same time. Now, my french toast doesn't look as good as his, I didn't sprinkle it with powdered sugar, and I didn't have any lovely berries to make it look even more enticing, but I did have real maple syrup. A great dinner for one (though next time I might bake some bacon), ready in about 10 minutes!