Mother’s Day

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Today’s Throw back Thursday highlights the delicious breakfast Fatima and I made for my mom for Mother’s Day.  All she wanted to do for her day was to 1.) have a great breakfast 2.) go for a bike ride and 3.) spend the afternoon at one of our town’s vineyards.  Who better to make your breakfast than Fatima and me?

French Toast

The day before – grocery shopping.  My mom had only a few requests for breakfast – french toast, fruit, and eggs.  We threw in some cinnamon rolls, too.  I love french toast, I mean who doesn’t?  I’m not just talking about opening up your sandwich bread, throwing it into some egg mixture and onto a skillet.  I’m talking about french toast – the dried-out bread french toast.

In high school, I went on a field trip to a french restaurant with my french class.  There, I learned the “secret” to making a great dish of french toast.  All I needed to do was to leave my bread out the day before and let it dry out.

While looking around at the grocery store, Fatima and I scoured the bakery for a nice healthy loaf of bread.  We would cut it up and let it sit out all night.  We also wanted to try out a new egg mixture.  I’m sick of the egg, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg mixture I always make.  I wanted to deviate and try something new, but didn’t want to get too crazy.  Enter the help of Martha.

We picked up some strawberries, grapes, melon, eggs, and cinnamon rolls – along with the bread.  When we got home, I took out the bread and cut it up, placed it on wire racks and placed it on top of the fridge to start drying it out.

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Sunday morning, Mother’s Day.  Using the Martha Stewart egg mixture for the bread, I poured it over the bread in a deep dish, allowing them to soak.

French Toast

Fatima cut open the melon, scooped it out, cut a beautiful design and filled it back up with a mixture of fruit.

Fruit

Pillsbury cinnamon rolls – nuff said.

Cinnamon Rolls

I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and dunked strawberries into the chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

And the french toast – it was delicious!

French Toast

Breakfast was delicious!  Simple and full of flavor.  To work off the delicious breakfast, I took a wonderful bike ride around our town with Mom.

Bike

And then, as promised, finished the day at a Vineyard.

Wine

This was our first time at Paradise Hills, it’s the 2nd Vineyard to open up publicly in our town.  Verdict – although I prefer the atmosphere of the “other” vineyard, the wine at Paradise Hills is not too bad.

It was a great day.  Great breakfast, great day for biking, and a great day with my mom.  Oh and she loves taking selfies for her instagram…

selfies

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