Sometimes if I’m up extra-early, I’ll make Court breakfast. Partly because I’m trying to break him out of his usual breakfast-rut (an oatmeal pancake and eggs – EVERY.SINGLE.DAY) but mostly because I love making food for people.
PB&J Stuffed French Toast
Preheat oven to 350F, line a baking dish with parchment paper.
2 slices thick cut bread
1/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of cinnamon
1 tbsp peanut butter
1/2 tbsp apricot jam
1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup + 1/2 tbsp, reserved
In a bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, vanilla and cinnamon. Place the bread into the bowl and let it soak up all the moisture.
Preheat a frying pan over medium heat and melt 1/2 tbsp of butter. (Are we still afraid of butter? If so, use coconut oil) Place the saturated bread onto the frying pan and cook until golden brown, flipping once.
Now, create a PB&J sandwich – spread peanut butter and jam on one side of the french toast, place into the baking dish and drizzle the entire sandwich in 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup. Place into the oven for 7-10 minutes. Top with the remaining 1/2 tbsp of maple syrup before serving.
And now I’m craving one.
Here’s the meal plan for this week – it’s a short and simple one because I’m going to be out of town over the weekend.
Monday: Grilled chicken salads with strawberries, blueberries, basil and goat cheese. (I know, it’s similar to last week, but I have a ton of produce to use up!)
Tuesday: Tempeh burgers with oven roasted carrots. (I bought yellow baby carrots last weekend – I’m SO excited to eat them! I haven’t had any since Hawaii)
Wednesday: Black Bean Burrito Bowls. Check out this awesome tutorial on how to make a tortilla bowl. I typically fill my bowl with: mixed greens, diced tomato, sauteed black beans & onion, roasted corn, avocado, cheddar and salsa. Plus lots and lots of jalapeno Tabasco.
Thursday – Sunday: Out of town. I asked Court if he wanted me to create some meal suggestions/shopping for him and he said no. I have a feeling he’s going to order sushi everyday.
You should try this recipe though. It’s life changing.
Favorite x 238492035. Court and I don’t even speak or look at each other when we’re eating this meal. It’s our cats favorite dinner too. If I don’t share, he resorts to desperate measures by eating the scraps off the baking sheet. (Court, not the cat.)