My first memory of Egg Nog is not related to any experience of my own. I saw Cousin Eddie drink an Egg Nog filled moose glass on Christmas Vacation and that was that. I remember it looked like thick milk sprinkled with something brown and not very appetizing. I also know that there was more than likely some adult beverage mixed in with the Nog. My own family never has had Egg Nog around the holidays for some strange reason, nor have I ever been to a party that served the creamy drink, so I haven’t had the chance to try it. I guess I also never felt the desire to go out to purchase a carton of Egg Nog because the main ingredients are things that make my tummy sing a very angry version of Jingle Bells – cream, eggs, and milk – and I like to avoid angry Christmas songs.
I truly love mostly anything dairy, but as you might have figured out by now, this Yankee doesn’t have the stomach of a normal Yankee. When THS told me my challenge ingredients were to be egg nog and cinnamon, I decided I would make it work for my tummy so I could taste the mysterious drink without harming my belly. Thankfully, someone else out there in the world wanted to be able to enjoy Egg Nog lactose-free – and that person worked for Lactaid! I scurried off to the grocery store in search of this delightful drink and was so excited with what I found. Egg Nog is DELICIOUS!! So sweet, creamy, vanilla-y, and definitely tastes a bit like melted French vanilla ice cream.
For some reason French toast popped into my head. I already had some thick Italian style sandwich bread, eggs, and lots of cinnamon. I used the recipe my mom always uses for French toast. My husband and I inhaled the Egg Nog French Toast and both stared longingly at the skillet when we were done hoping that another piece would magically appear. It was warm, sweet, and oh so pleasant to eat. I wouldn’t change the recipe in any way, shape or form, because it was perfect. I can’t wait to make it for my Yankee family this upcoming Christmas morning!Cailtlin “The Yankee” http://bear-ytasty.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @bearytastyfare
Eggnog French Toast
- 2 eggs
- ¾ c milk (in my case, Egg Nog)
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 6 slices bread
- Non-stick cooking spray
Combine these ingredients in a pie dish. Use a fork to beat the eggs and make sure the ingredients are all incorporated. Soak a slice of bread on both sides for at least 10 seconds. Over a warm skillet on medium heat, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, gently place the egg soaked bread. Cook bread for 3 minutes on each side. Place bread on a plate, top with a bit of butter, and cover with tin foil to keep warm (or put it in a warming drawer if you have one). Continue to cook the rest of the slices of bread once they have been soaked in the Egg Nog mixture. If you run out of the egg/Egg Nog mixture, add a bit more of the Egg Nog. Top each slice with butter and syrup and eat quickly – French toast is best when its still warm!