Ohhhhh, last weekend…is the way to sound like you’re still hungover. (This is not the case. Really! Not the case.) Last weekend was just a whirlwind, and I kept having good intentions of being here, in this place…that just kept spoiling. This happens sometimes.
I think I can probably make up for it with bacon. And french toast. But first! This weekend. I really want you to know about the things that happened in my life this past weekend. I dunno.
This past weekend was three days. Really…about every other weekend is a three day weekend. It’s not the only reason I love my job. But seriously…it’s a majorly charming feature.
I went ziplining through Ohio trees this weekend! I was crazy nervous and might have knocked strangers over at one point. And then turned bright, bright red. But I’m actually not admitting to anything except getting over the nervous and rocking it.
I tried to buy a couch/recliner pair situation with my husband this weekend. This will be the first real, adult couch I’ve ever bought. Up until now, I’ve been a grateful recipient of hand-me-downs.
I learned this…couch buying is hard. And exhausting. And is not something to walk into without snacks. I wish I bought something last weekend (somewhere other than Panera). Mostly because now these lessons have to actually be repeated.
I discovered honey bourbon (with apple cider) this weekend. I think couch shopping is probably to blame.
And, I made breakfast this weekend. I never really slept in (a lot was happening!), but I realized that sometimes waking up earlier for a real weekend breakfast is worth it.
And really, french toast breakfasts and coffee are a dream at any hour. (Okay, most.)
This french toast is sprinkled with cinnamon when the bread first hits the skillet. Then, while the bread toasts, apples, more cinnamon and maple syrup are cooked in a saucepan. The apples get warm and soft, and the cinnamon infuses itself into the syrup. This is going good places.
When the bread is toasted, it’s topped with the apples, cinnamon maple syrup and crumbled bacon…for good measure.
I couldn’t get enough of this this weekend. It seems like an okay problem to have.
Apple, Maple, Bacon French Toast
2 cups almond milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 slices day old french bread
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1 large apple
3 tablespoons maple syrup
4-6 slices bacon, fried
Whisk eggs with almond milk and vanilla. Dip bread slices into egg/milk/vanilla and place in a hot, greased skillet over medium heat. Immediately, sprinkle with cinnamon (I used about 1/2 teaspoon). Flip when browned, cooking both sides to golden brown.
Meanwhile, peel and core apple, and cut into slices. Place apple slices, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and maple syrup in a saucepan over medium heat. stir to combine. When mixture begins to simmer, reduce heat to low, and stir occasionally, until apples are soft. Also…cook bacon.
Top french toast with apples and syrup; then top with bacon crumble.