Life is grand.
Yes, I know… I’m cheesy.
Really though. In the past few days there’s been so much good. I took Vegas for her first ever (?!) mani-pedi: We had some crazy-good French Toast. Not to brag… but I made it. #sorryimnotsorry Don’t take my word for it! Vegas declared it “fabulous.”
Local sourdough bread, vanilla, a little sugar, a little booze… it was grand with the Grand Marnier. It was a marvelously decadent breakfast. Reminiscent of creme brûlée. Recipe at the bottom of post. THEN Lucie arrived from Switzerland!
She landed Friday morning. I picked her up and brought her over to meet Vegas and we had a wonderful lunch. I made Meghan’s Artichoke, Cheese, & White Bean Dip. You should make it too. So friggin’ delicious. Of course, we had to
practice our twerking go to the gym. Lucie kicked my ass with a cardio-intense workout. I was a sweaty hot mess by the end!
Not too sweaty to have a quick photo shoot though. You may remember last year’s twerk session in Switzerland. More to come… we’ll be hanging in San Diego for a few weeks! And we mayyyyy have a couple of special visitors.
Grand Vanilla French Toast
- 2 eggs
- 4 T egg whites
- 2 tsp honey
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 C half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 T Grand Marnier
- 4 slices sourdough bread
In a shallow bowl, beat together first 7 ingredients until sugar is dissolved.
Soak bread for 30 seconds on each side, pressing down firmly to saturate. Cook on a greased hot pan until golden brown on both sides and cooked through, about 3-4 mins each side.
Serve with syrup and fresh berries.
Makes: 2 servings.
I’m looking forward to a marvelous few weeks with Lucie. Any suggestions for American things we should eat/buy?
How old were you when you got your first mani/pedi?
What’s your favorite way to make French Toast? The real-deal, not the HLB version. 😉