So if you haven’t lived under a rock, you know what crazy pandemic hit in America. COVID19. Well with no work or socialization, what are we millennials aiming to do? Social Distancing or Self Isolation if you will. Yes, I said it. Millennials. Now with being furloughed and using unemployment money, what do I do in my free time? Now more than ever, do I appreciate my Eat Like a Gilmore cookbook. Why? Because Gilmore Girls feels like home to me. During quarantine that is what I need.
Let’s be honest. French Toast is a breakfast option is overlooked or not a properly utilized breakfast option. It depends on which diner or breakfast restaurant you visit. Some make a great French Toast and some do not. I’ve had too much Denny’s in my life to say French Toast is amazing. It wasn’t until my boujee years that I had wonderful French Toast, when I did not care about carbohydrates.
I don’t typically make or eat this breakfast option either. I am a sucker for the fluffy waffles. I love waffles with strawberries and whipped cream. In comparison to French toast and pancakes, I choose waffles every time. However, Shayne was like hey now that we have bread, let’s make French toast. We don’t typically have bread in the house.
Bread and carbs like that are a trigger point and I eat way too much when allowed. We only have it because of the necessity for basics and his parents decided to buy us some for sandwiches. Peanut butter sandwiches are my kryptonite.
The French Toast Recipe from the Gilmore Girls is simple yet delicious. Perfect for the all-American cook right?
The ingredients I used were:
• 2 eggs
• 1/4 cup of milk (I used Silk Unsweetened Vanilla almond milk)
• 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla
• 1 tablespoon of olive oil
• 4 bread slices (white, egg, or cinnamon) or 2 croissants cut in half. (I used wheat bread)
• Butter and maple syrup for serving
It makes 2 servings but I made four because Shayne wanted more.
Granted some of the ingredients were different than the original, however, I am maintaining my diet throughout this quarantine. I have no reason to say my diet is off because I am not a coronavirus bride that had to reschedule. I rescheduled for other reasons and just so happened to work out that way.
With the variations, they still tasted amazing. You really couldn’t tell the difference.
My Rating: I rank the French toast a 9/10. Mainly because I am a sucker for waffles. Also with French toast, it has to be made like thick, Texas toast from Zaxbys enable for me to fawn over and crave. I was able to detox myself away from white bread so having white bread with the vanilla flavored everything was definitely a shocker for my taste buds. Finally, the fact that making French toast took me about 35 minutes was kind of longer than expected. It was great, but it’s not an ideal prep and cook time when you are trying to rush in the morning.
Shayne’s Rating: An 8/10. Mainly because it was not thick toast. Again, how long it took to cook and to get his serving of bread. He was expecting the French Toast not to
take as long. Also because it was the right blend of sweetness however, we did use Vanilla unsweetened Almond Milk. How would it taste with regular milk? That is a question that will be answered for the next round.
Well, this section will be very short and sweet. Everything in this recipe for us was free. I did not have to go out and buy these ingredients specifically for this recipe.
The bread and eggs we got for free from Shayne’s parents. The almond milk, vanilla, butter, and sugar-free maple syrup we had already purchased for other breakfast recipes.
Talk about the bare necessities of life will come to you. The essentials such as milk, butter, eggs, and bread, in one recipe.
I don’t know about you but I always tend to forget about French Toast as an option for
breakfast or brunch. I always think about waffles, pancakes, or omelets. Which I know why for myself. French toast is known for being a sweeter breakfast option in most diners.
Though, Luke is trying to change my mind. This was the right balance of sweetness for our taste buds. We didn’t need to add powdered sugar. Butter and sugar free maple syrup was exactly the toppings that would be necessary for this recipe. This recipe made enough for both Shayne and I for one meal. We usually have breakfast items for brunch. Which is like two or three in the afternoon for us.
Now if you are having quarantine blues and can’t eat your local diner, this French Toast would definitely fill your stomach and your soul for the day. After you have your French Toast, keep on trucking sunshine, you’ll make it through a quarantine.