I’m taking a break from homework to update you on the happenings of my day. It’s been a pretty good one!
I was up naturally around 7:30, but didn’t get out of bed until closer to 8. It was a lazy, rainy morning. I had one thing on my mind: breakfast. I put together something pretty special, and perfect for a rainy Sunday morning.
Brioche French Toast with Berry Sauce
Serves 4 (including one teenage boy)
For the french toast:
- 1 loaf brioche bread
- 6 extra-large eggs
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- A few dashes of cinnamon
For the sauce:
- 1 cups frozen mixed berries
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/4 cup water
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees. Set out a baking sheet to place finished french toast on during the cooking process.
Start by slicing the brioche into thick slices. I estimated two slices per person, or three if the slices were thinner. My slices were sort of uneven.
Set up a dipping station next to the stove to make preparation easier.
Into a saucepan, add the berries, water and sugar. Heat on medium-high heat until the mixture starts to bubble.
Once the French toast skillet is heated, dip two slices of brioche into the egg mixture and place into the hot pan. Flip when they turn golden brown and the egg is cooked.
The berry sauce is done when it’s thickened to your liking. It’s really that simple!
Serve with coffee and enjoy:
After breakfast, I spent some time with my mom analyzing the weather forecast. I REALLY wanted to run outside in my new shoes because I just didn’t think it was right to wear them for the first time on a treadmill. But it had been raining all night and morning, and I didn’t want to get them too dirty on their first time out.
Eventually, there was a break in the rain long enough for me to hop into some running clothes and head outside. BOY was I glad I did. All of the indoor running I’ve been doing has been torture, even with the cold rain that picked up a little bit into my run.
I ran just over 30 minutes and 3.18 miles at a 9:50 pace, which was the perfect pace. Not hard, but energizing!
After my run, I cleaned myself up and went with Allen to visit my grandma. She had Valentine’s for us and the rest of my family, which was really fun. We also picked up some lunch from Crazy Bowls and Wraps:
I packed myself up after lunch and enjoyed a send-off of House Hunters with my mom before heading back to school. The drive was good, because I was driving away from the rain and into the sunshine! Columbia was sunny and warm when I got here, but the wind was crazy!
I stopped by to do my cat-sitting duties and then hit up the grocery store. I got some good stuff:
After getting settled in, I had to do room checks with my floor partner that took about 30 minutes. After that, I threw together dinner and got started on my homework.
- My first chemistry exam on Thursday
- A paper due for religious studies on Friday
- Valentine’s Day!
- Sweetheart 5K on Saturday!
I’m ready to take it on.