Winter-Spring Days – Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Photobucket

We have been having spring-like weather here in Texas.  And, the littles have been loving every minute of it.

We all spent most of the day outside on Saturday.

For Sean and I, there was a lot of yard work involved, raking up the fall leaves before the spring ones decide to fall.

Photobucket

For the littles, there was a lot of playing and jumping into leaf piles.

Photobucket

At first, my instinct was to not let them jump in the piles and spread the leaves that I had just raked.

Photobucket

I am so happy that I changed my mind.

Photobucket

Leaf piles are made for jumping.

Photobucket

And, the looks on their faces was just priceless.

Photobucket

A simple afternoon of raking leaves created such sweet memories.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket

Raking leaves is hard work, so I am so glad that I had the laughter and smiles of my littles to keep me motivated to finish the job at hand.  And, I was also happy that we started the day with this mid-morning breakfast.  I used the sour dough bread that my wonderfully talented mother made and created a cream cheese topping, strawberry sauce, and homemade whipped cream.  It was absolutely perfect for a Winter-Spring day.  And, since it is red and white, it would be lovely for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast, too.

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

Ingredients

French Toast

6 slices of sour dough bread or your favorite French toast bread

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

4 tablespoons butter

Cream Cheese Spread

1 package cream cheese

1/4 cup sugar

Strawberry Sauce

1 cup strawberries, diced

1 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

Whipped Cream

1 pint heavy whipping cream

1/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

    Preparing the French Toast
  1. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla, and ground cinnamon.
  2. Dip the bread into the egg mixture, making sure to coat each side.
  3. Melt butter in large cooking pan over medium high heat.
  4. Add the bread to the pan, cooking for about 3-4 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from the pan and place on a serving plate.
  6. Preparing the Cream Cheese Spread
  7. Add the cream cheese and sugar to a mixing bowl.
  8. Whip together for about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Remove from the mixing bowl and place in a serving bowl.
  10. Preparing the Strawberry Sauce
  11. Add the strawberries, water, and sugar to a small saucepan.
  12. Cook over medium high heat for about 10 minutes.
  13. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
  14. Preparing the Whipped Cream
  15. Add the whipped cream to a bowl, and start whipping with an electric mixer.
  16. Gradually add the sugar and vanilla, and continue to whip for about 10-15 minutes, until fluffy peaks begin to form.
  17. Putting it All Together
  18. Place one slice of French Toast on each plate
  19. Spread a layer of cream cheese spread on one side of each slice of toast.
  20. Drizzle the strawberry sauce over the top.
  21. Add a scoop of whipped cream.
http://cookingformykids.com/2012/01/23/winter-spring-days-recipe-strawberry-cream-cheese-french-toast/

Enjoy!

I shared this recipe at Cooking with Karyn, Delightfully Dowling, The Girl Creative, A Southern Fairytale, Homemaking Haven, Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Make-Ahead Meals, Frugal Antics and Add a Pinch.

Tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

12 Responses to Winter-Spring Days – Recipe: Strawberry Cream Cheese French Toast

  1. Shirlene says:

    We had a pile of leaves last year that swallowed up our little George. I am not good at catching those times on camera since mine are so slow.

    • They had so much fun, and I was glad that I grabbed the camera, even though many of them were blurry. I always tell myself when I cannot get the camera that the pictures are still in my mind. Those moments are just priceless.

  2. Cynthia says:

    That looks so delicious!

  3. Deborah says:

    Oh, to be a kid again!! My daughter loves strawberries, and I know she’d love this for breakfast!!

  4. Pingback: Just a Simple Sand Box – Recipe: Strawberry Nutella Muffins | Cooking for My Kids

  5. sandy says:

    I loved the blurry picture of Summer the best. It almost looks like a ghost effect. That picture should win a contest. Thanks for the vote of confidence in my bread making. It was sure a good way to get another loaf next time I come in. The French Toast looked out of this world.

    Also glad you could turn work into fun, we should all give that a try.

    I really have been reading your blogs everyday. Just been really busy at work and hard to respond. Got here early this morning before the rush.

    • That was my favorite picture, too. I almost did not use it because it was blurry, but I just could not resist because, to me, it summed up all of the fun. Just priceless.

      If I could make bread half as good as you, I would be very happy. One day…:)

      I am glad that you are enjoying reading the blog. That makes me very happy. Love you!

  6. Pingback: Happiness Is…Recipe: Chocolate Cookies | Cooking for My Kids

  7. Pingback: Valentine’s Day Food | Cooking for My Kids

  8. Pingback: Strawberry Love – Recipe: Stuffed Strawberries | Cooking for My Kids

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge