Holiday Greetings from Helena, Montana! You might think I'd be down, spending Christmas alone in a new city, but I've felt so welcome since I've been here, I actually feel happy and relaxed!
Oh, and don't worry. You can make this tomorrow. It will be a great addition to your Christmas morning.
I normally do some version of the Feast of Seven Fish for dinner on Christmas Eve, , but there's not harm in starting my Christmas Eve off with a luxe breakfast. These are the perks of not traveling for the holidays! I'm going to commence with my usual Christmas Eve/Christmas routine (when I spend them alone), which includes a great breakfast with a glass of bubbles and a great dinner, followed by watching "It's a Wonderful Life" in black-and-white.
If you're celebrating, Merry Christmas to you! Do you have any holiday traditions that you can't live without when it comes to food?
Christmas Eve French Toast
- 1 thick slice of bread
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- a few grates of fresh nutmeg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 c. champagne
- 2 apricots, diced
- 1 T. apricot preserves
- 1 T. sugar
- 1 T. butter
- powdered sugar
Whisk together the egg, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla.
In a small pan, bring the champagne, apricots, sugar and preserves to a simmer. Let the mixture simmer while you prepare and cook the French Toast.
Lay the bread in the egg mixture. Let it sit for 1-2 minutes per side, allowing it to soak up the batter.
Heat the butter in a small non-stick skillet. Add the bread and cook for 2-3 minutes per side; until it is golden brown. Plate the toast and top with the warm apricot mixture. Garnish with the powdered sugar.