I must have cursed myself by putting my winter clothes away so early this year.
After 2 weeks of beautiful, sunny, warm weather, I thought it was appropriate to pack away the bulky clothes of winter.
I was wrong.
For the past two weeks, it has been cold, dark, and rainy in Germany.
Today I threw up my hands and accepted that it is still winter here.
My lazy May winter day was spent doing the following cold-weather comforts.
Cooking a warm and filling breakfast.
Caramelized Banana French Toast
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1-2 Tbsp. milk
- 1 banana
- brown sugar
- 1/2 Tbsp. butter
- Beat the egg, milk and vanilla together in a bowl.
- Heat a non-stick pan over med-high heat, add butter.
- Coat the bread in the egg mixture and place onto hot pan.
- Sprinkle bread with cinnamon and brown sugar.
- Slice the banana in half and then in half again, creating 4 long pieces. Add to the pan and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
- Flip the bread and banana once they turn golden brown. Cook the other side.
- Layer half the banana between the French toast and place the remaining banana half on top.
- While the pan is still warm, add a handful of chopped pecans to toast briefly.
- Top off the French toast with toasted pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup.
My morning was spent cuddled up on the couch with Sebastian and the cats. He watched tv while I read blogs. Once Sebastian went to work, the laziness continued in the exact location as I made a grocery list, read a book from a children’s adventure series, and sipped tea.
I also made plans for possible summer adventures with a dear friend!
Once hunger found me again, I whipped up a quick soup.
I don’t usually use mixes, but since this mix had only real ingredients which could be found separately on the shelves of a grocery store, I didn’t mind using it.
For all you German speakers out there.
The simple soup was made with Mexican soup mix, tomatoes, corn and kidney beans, olive oil, and sour cream.
Soup was served 10 minutes later. I had two bowls of soup but only half of the chips.
Is it fair to call this a belated Cinco de Mayo dinner?