It’s hard to believe that everyone will be ready for a big breakfast either the day after Thanksgiving or the morning of the big day. However, with a day off from work and school, Thanksgiving is more than just a late afternoon or early evening meal. Breakfast is part of the holiday too. These favorites are sure to get your day started right.
French Toast with Cranberry Maple Syrup
1 loaf of bakery white bread cut in ½ inch slices
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
½ teaspoon of cloves
1 cup maple syrup
¼ cup chopped dried cranberries
¼ cup chopped walnuts
Mix eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, and cloves in a shallow bowl. Dip bread in mixture until well dredged. Melt 1 or 2 tablespoons of butter in ten inch skillet, coating bottom well. Over medium flame, cook French toast flipping after about four minutes on each side. When both sides are golden remove from heat. Add more butter as needed to pan. Combine cranberries, maple syrup, and nuts in microwavable bowl. Cover bowl and warm for about thirty to forty seconds on high. Serve with French toast.
Turkey Bacon Quiche
1 prepared frozen pie crust
pepper to taste
4 slices cooked and crumbled turkey bacon
¾ ricotta cheese
Mix ricotta and eggs until well blended. Add crumbled bacon and pepper. Pour in pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about forty minutes.
Apple Stuffed French Toast
6 slices of ¾ inch thick bread or standard sliced bread (see note)
4 tablespoons of butter
Cheddar cheese slices
3 tablespoons Orange juice 3
2 Golden delicious apples
½ teaspoons of cinnamon
Mix orange juice and eggs in bowl. Slice and peel apples. Sauté apples in sauce pan with 1 tablespoon butter and cinnamon until slightly soft. Remove from heat. Cut bread in half and make a slit in each side large enough to hold 1 or two sliced apples. Place a piece of cheese in the slit as well. Dip bread carefully in egg mixture.
Brown about four minutes in skillet at medium flame with remaining melted butter. Remove when golden and serve with additional apples and whipped cream.
* To avoid apples falling out, you may use thinner bread by dredging it in the egg mixture and browning it on one side. When one golden side faces upward, put apples and cheese on it. Put another slice of bread, cooked side down and flip sandwich style. Bread should take approximately four minutes per side.