When I am out with my 4 year old, people often tell me to “enjoy this time because they grow up so fast”. I just smile and say that I will. I know the years fly by because my oldest child is 21, but I also know that there are days that feel like an eternity when you are the parent of a young child.
I do realize how precious time is and for that reason I especially appreciate my Thursday afternoons. My oldest son, Grant, gets out of college early on Thursdays and usually has lunch with me. Occasionally we go out, but usually we have lunch at home. I cherish our time together knowing that it won't be long before he flies the nest. It is doubly nice because after we have lunch together, he usually gives me a break and takes his little brother outside to play. I find I am much better able to “enjoy this time” with my 4 year old after I have had a little break. 🙂
Today Grant requested scrambled eggs for lunch and I was happy to oblige! While I was getting the ingredients out, Grant unloaded the dishwasher and picked clover so I could make tea (and photographed it because his weird mom is a blogger). He was being so helpful that I decided to thank him by making French Toast to go with our breakfast for lunch. I couldn't decide what spices to add and finally decided to add a little bit of all of our favorite spices and created Chai Spiced French Toast.
Use a shallow dish to make it easier to soak the bread in the egg mixture.
I use a Misto Oil Sprayer to coat my griddle with oil. You can melt 1 tablespoon of butter if you prefer.
- 8 - 12 slices of bread (I used gluten-free)
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup milk (I used almond milk)
- ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ginger
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- a pinch cloves
- Place eggs in a large, shallow dish. Beat the eggs with a whisk or fork.
- Add milk and spices and mix well.
- Lay the bread in the egg mixture. Let it sit for a couple of seconds. Then flip it and let it sit on the other side for a few seconds.
- Place on greased griddle. Cook on each side for 2 - 3 minutes or until the bread is browned.
Top with maple syrup. I served scrambled eggs, bacon and pluots with the French Toast: