The best morning of the week.
You get to sleep in. You get to spend an hour in bed, slowly waking up. There is no rush, no big plans that are pulling you from your perfectly warm sheets. You’ve got two full days of no work, no school, no traffic. Your only motivation to get up is the thought of a freshly brewed cup of coffee that can be enjoyed while you read your favorite newspaper or that new book you’ve been antsy to start.
Breakfast doesn’t even cross your mind until noon. By then, it’s more socially acceptable to prepare brunch, which is even better because that means you get to incorporate non-breakfast foods like biscuits and chicken and rice. And since you didn’t have ‘breakfast’, you get to eat twice as much. It only makes sense.
But that’s your Saturday morning. That is a normal person’s Saturday morning. Not mine. At least not today…
My Saturday morning was about as hectic as a hurricane evacuation.
It was the morning of a huge media segment that I have been preparing for my internship. The first big project that I have been given to take on myself and a solid month of hard work. I had to be at work at 5:45 a.m., so I wanted to make sure I was a ray of sunshine for the big morning. I stayed in last night, did a facial, painted my nails. I wanted to look and feel perfect.
Instead, I went to work without make-up, without a shower, without brushed teeth, without underwear. You see, I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m.. Seems like plenty of time to get ready, right? Right. Except I used my alarm that is only programmed for weekdays, and you got it, Saturday is not a weekday. So I woke up and checked the clock, thinking it felt great to wake up before my alarm had even gone off. Well, it was 5:48 a.m.
I was already 3 minutes late.
So I got up, threw on a dress and bolted out the door. It is a solid 20 minute drive to my internship. I made it there by 6:06 a.m.
Besides that littlish hiccup, the morning was a success. The segment went well. And I got to come home and devour this insanely delicious french toast. Yep, this sweet sin-of-a-breakfast made evvverrrryything worth it. And now, back to the Saturday morning routine :)
Banana Bread French Toast
Banana Bread Recipe
-5 ripened bananas
-1/2 cup butter, softened
-1 3/4 cup flour
-2/3 cup sugar
-1/3 cup mil
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 tablespoon lemon juice
-Heat oven to 350 degrees F
-Combine bananas and lemon juice, mash together
-Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt
-Mix butter, milk, sugar, and eggs
-Combine dry ingredients with liquid ingredients
-Add bananas to mix
-Bake 55-60 minutes
-1/2 loaf banana bread
-1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
-1/2 cup heavy cream
-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
-Slice bread to desired thickness
-Combine eggs, vanilla, cream, and cinnamon
-Dip bread in egg mixture, letting it sit for 30 seconds-1 minute.
-Cook in buttered pan for about two minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
Top with fresh bananas, whip cream, syrup, and whatever else your heart fancys. After all, it is Saturday. ;)