Tornados & Challah French Toast
I had to travel again for business again this week and my sweet husband has been orchestrating all of the activities for the little ones in my life. I was really excited to be flying home last night and I was very much looking forward to cooking with my kid in the morning but instead this happened: Just before 6pm some colleagues and I spent 15 minutes trying to hail a cab. It was drizzling so we knew it wouldn’t be easy. I finally flagged down an off duty cab and begged for him to take us to the airport. I promised a good tip and he agreed. Getting out of the city was a nightmare, but we assumed it would be smooth sailing after that. WRONG. 4+ plus hours later we were still 10 miles from the airport (the entire trip should have taken 30 minutes) and our plane had just taken off without us. We asked our off duty cabbie to turn around and take us back. He was so lovely about it even though he had complete license to be an ass. As we drove back, the radio spewed a million stories about traffic jams and tales of over 1000 downed trees, flipped tractor trailers and flooding. A tornado had hit New York! We arrived back at our hotel and re-booked ourselves for a morning flight and then headed out for Thai food in the city that never sleeps. Our adventure was far from over…
What you are looking at (above) is the guy who sat next to us on the plane. It was pretty obvious that he was either drunk or high. Immediately upon sitting down he opened a chocolate bar and then proceeded to go right to sleep. He slept with that chocolate bar melting in his hand and onto his other hand. He then woke up, stretched and rubbed his head with his chocolate covered hand. After doing a half-assed job licking the remaining chocolate off his hand he rang the call button for the flight attendant. No, he did not ask for a napkin. Instead he asked for milk.
He opened the milk and then immediately fell asleep. Yes, with the milk open in his hand. What do you think happened next? Good guess! He spilled it ALL OVER himself and all over my esteemed colleague who had to change into her pajamas because, well, you know… were already wearing 2 day old clothes from getting stuck in NY in the first place. Speaking of milk, the morning before I left town my kid and I used up our milk and the left over New Year Challah to make French toast…
Challah French Toast Recipe
Prep Time: 30 mins Cooking Time: 10 mins
1 cup milk
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
10 slices french toast
powdered sugar for dusting
In a shallow dish, whisk together milk, eggs, cinnamon, maple syrup and vanilla until light and frothy. Lay slices of bread in egg mixture and let sit for 5 to 7 minutes. Flip bread and let sit for another 5 to 7 minutes. It’s best if the bread is a bit stale – it helps soak up the egg. Heat a griddle on high heat until it sizzles when water is thrown on it. Turn the heat down to medium low and grease with cooking spray. Place slices of bread on griddle and brown on each side until crispy. Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
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