If everything goes as planned, I’m moving in less than two weeks. I still have so much food in my kitchen. Half used jars and bottles of condiments, spices, vinegars, sauces, jams. With one skillet, one sauce pan, and one small baking sheet, there’s no way I’m going to get through it all, and it makes me so sad. I’ve never wished to be a witch so much as I do right now. Or to have some sort of teleporter that can just send the contents of my kitchen halfway around the world.
On the other hand, wandering the aisles of grocery stores is one of my very favorite things, and I already have a plan for how I want to store my spices in my new apartment. I’ll have so many new ingredients at my fingerprints. The universe is about to explode, and I can’t wait.
I did manage to put together something new and awesome with one of my half used jars and my one skillet. It was decadent and sweet and wonderful. Oh, and ridiculously easy. Have you tried pumpkin butter? It’s totally rad, and I’m hoping to be able to obtain another jar of it in Scotland because I have a lot more ideas for this little jar of goodness. It’s got a super concentrated pumpkin flavor that’s sweet and deep.
I spread some pumpkin butter on some bread, busted up some dark chocolate, made a sandwich, dipped it in an egg mixture, and fried it up in butter. Is it breakfast or dessert? Does it matter? I’m gonna eat it, and it’s gonna be awesome.
Saying goodbye to things you know and love is never easy. New adventures are always awesome. Life is about balance. Breathe deep. It’s gonna get real.
- 1 tablespoons butter
- 2 slices wheat sandwich bread
- 2 tablespoons pumpkin butter
- 1/2 ounce dark chocolate (one square from a Ghirardelli bar), chopped or broken into small pieces
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- Dash of vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon for sprinkling
- Put your butter in a skillet over medium heat. You'll want to make sure your pan is well heated before you put the french toast in.
- Lay out your two pieces of bread and spread a tablespoon of pumpkin butter on each one. Drop your chocolate bits onto one piece of bread, spreading it evenly. Close up your sandwich.
- In a flat dish or plate, whisk together your egg, milk, and vanilla. Sprinkle a bit of ground cinnamon into the egg mixture.
- Dip your sandwich in the egg mixture. You only need a few minutes per side, especially if your bread is relatively fresh.
- Place your french toast sandwich in the pan. While the first side is cooking, sprinkle the other side with a bit more ground cinnamon. Cook for about 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown.
- Transfer your stuffed french toast to a plate, grab a fork, and dig in.