I'll be back posting next week but wanted to leave you with some ideas on how we've been using up some of our holiday leftovers.
I cooked up a smoked ham steak last week so we wouldn't miss out on it and served up the leftovers two ways…
Simply slice thin and add a pinch of dried herbs, scramble and fry up in a pan with some bacon grease (if you have it) or other fat...
Each year eggnog makes one brief appearance in our house. I buy a quart from a local farm and drink one or two small juice glasses full, then I'm done with it.
To use up what's left you can simply replace the liquid in any baked goods with eggnog.
You can also make an Eggnog Latte by simply heating up your eggnog then combining it with equal amounts of hot medium to bold coffee. I did this, pretty good, but I'm more of a vanilla person.
The Jelly Bean has her BFF here today, so I made them our traditional cinnamon chocolate chip pancakes jazzed up by replacing the milk with eggnog, and bam… we had cinnamon chocolate chip eggnog pancakes.
Yesterday was the best though, we had Cinnamon Eggnog French Toast, I made it with both regular and gluten free bread (I made the gluten free first, no mixing of breads around here).
Pretty much a new favorite.
CINNAMON EGGNOG FRENCH TOAST
For every 2 slices of bread whisk up:
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or less if you prefer)
- 1/4 cup eggnog
Add your bread, flipping a few times to soak up a bit of the liquid or just enough to coat the bread, we like our french toast squishy.
Preheat your skillet to medium, butter lightly. (I use a really well seasoned cast iron skillet which I had just oiled so I skipped the greasing)
Serve topped with fresh fruit, or if you are addicted to Dandelion Syrup like us, have at it…
Wishing you and yours a very
safe, healthy and happy New Year!