Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine French Toast and a blog hop

I really don't do any decorating for Valentine's Day, so I had a hard time coming up with something to do to celebrate the holiday. Then I started to think back to my childhood and to those construction paper pouches we made and decorated at school, which were always filled with valentines from classmates. I think that sweet, child-like spirit is what really epitomizes Valentine's Day for me, so I decided I would do something for my three children. Instead of a paper pouch filled with cards, I made heart-shaped french toast, and I'm sure they will appreciate that a lot more! And since this was a trial run, hubby got to eat this batch:-)

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It should be obvious I am in no way a food blogger, so this is definitely something anyone can do:-) I love to make french toast and make it quite often for the kids -- usually with whatever bread I have left over, or get in the day-old section at the grocery store.

I started with a heart-shaped cookie cutter. I love this one because it uses a whole slice of bread with very little waste.


I only used 5 slices of bread, so I beat up 3 eggs with about 1/2 cup of milk.


I dipped the bread into the mixture then browned it on a heated 325˚, buttered, griddle about 5 minutes on each side. 


Because I don't add anything sweet, we also have the option of "french toast grilled cheese," which is nothing more than adding cheese between two slices of the toast prior to removing from the griddle so it melts. I sometimes add turkey or ham. 


I served the french toast with my mom's homemade strawberry jam, maple syrup, powdered sugar and an assortment of strawberries and blueberries.


This is so easy and a great way to start Valentine's Day with the family:-)






I am participating in a fabulous "Heart and Home" blog hop hosted by Pamela at From My Front Porch to Yours, so please go by and visit all the other ladies for more Valentine's Day ideas! 


























I'll be joining:








17 comments:

  1. Love it Anita! I think a lot of us had fun with this challenge. Thank you so much for being a part of the blog hop. I always love seeing what you come up with.

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  2. I'd say for sure your kids are going to love this Valentine's Day treat! Yum. And I'm going to have to try that idea of French cheese toast. Sounds divine.

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  3. You may not be a food blogger, but you should be, Anita. Your valentine breakfast is not only beautiful, I know it tastes Yummy!!
    What a nice treat for the family.
    Mary Alice

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  4. Oh my Anita . . . you may have started something wonderful with this magnificent food post!!...It looks so good that I want to jump up and make the french toast after reading this!....Love this beautiful presentation and the great recipe. Going to make the French toast with cheese for my cheese loving granddaughter too!....Great partying with you and Happy Ground Hog Day too!

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  5. Your French toast hearts look delicious! That would be a very special treat for Valentines Day. Have a great week!

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  6. That looks so yummy! I can't wait to make this for my fiance', it's the perfect little special something :)

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

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  7. Yum.....this looks delicious! What a beautiful presentation too!

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  8. Oh what a fun idea! I may just have to copy this, I have a little girl who would love, love, love this!

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  9. How cute, fun and healthy! What time should I be there? Your pictures are awesome, too ... truly capture how delicious your creation will be!

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  10. That toast looks so good, Anita! Thanks for sharing the ideas using the heart shaped bread. What a fun idea! There are some beautiful things featured on the blog hop too. I enjoyed all!

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  11. Oh, I love this idea. Heart shaped french toast really will start Valentine's morning off just right! YUMMY and romantic!

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  12. This is better than any Valentine decorations!! Love that cookie cutter and great idea to use it for French Toast....which I LOVE! Wish I had some of your Mama's strawberry jam too!

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  13. Craving something sweet tonight. Maybe I'll go make some valentine French toast. ;-)
    Beautiful!

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  14. Whatever you do, you do it with love. Yummy food…beautiful presentation just like always! :-)

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  15. Oh YUM! I adore French toast and will have to try that for my sweetie with the heart shapes!

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  16. I've been looking for something like this to make for breakfast on Valentine's Day and this is perfect!

    Thank you :)

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