To all the mothers* and to the motherforkers who love them (you know who you are), I wish you a happy Mother’s Day.
*including grandmothers, adoptive mothers, birth mothers, stepmothers, foster mothers, pregnant women, aspiring mothers, mother figures, eldest sisters, and everyone else who cares for little ones.
I love brunch. It combines two of my great loves: breakfast and day drinking. Today, we are celebrating Mother’s Day with a brunch for Beloved’s family. Here’s my menu: grimosas (our own name for a mimosa with grapefruit instead of orange juice), truffle-scrambled eggs, bacon, chili pie (turkey chili baked in a pie crust covered in shredded cheddar), herb-roasted potatoes, and fresh fruit. Alas, no french toast. I don’t know why, but I didn’t think to include it in the menu, and it’s too late now.
Fun fact: French toast is neither French nor typically toasted.
Nonetheless, I thought this would be a good day to showcase some of the more creative french toast recipes I’ve found. When I make mine (rarely), I make it of challah bread with a topping of sauteed ripe bananas, raisins, orange zest, rum, butter, cinnamon, and maple syrup. Amazing. And if you’re making brunch, don’t forget the candied bacon!
Have a delicious day!