French Toast with Blueberry Jam

There was possibly a six month period last year where I rarely cooked and we ate whatever we could find last minute. When I was an architecture student and I overheard people say on the bus that they only slept five hours that night I would think, "You sleep???" When I was not cooking very much and someone would say what they made for dinner last night I would think, "You cook??? I really forgot what it was like to eat something other than pizza or several granola bars for dinner. But here and there lately, I've had a bit more time and energy to cook, and I love the feeling of enjoying what I made. I hardly make anything with more than two or three ingredients, excluding cooking oil and spices (which is why I enjoy it more now than when I was a young bride). I usually have a cup of coffee when I'm in the kitchen, and I try not to answer the phone too much. And while I had to eat the french toast below a bit quicker than I would have liked, I still thought it was delicious and worth the effort, at least for that morning... Here's my recipe for very simple french toast...

French Toast (Non Dairy)

4 thin slices of challah or white bread
2 whole eggs, 2 egg whites
Maple syrup

Whisk together all the eggs. Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture for a minute or two, untill it gets softer. Lightly coat your pan with cooking spray. Once the pan gets a bit hotter, fry each slice of bread until both sides are golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, and if you'd like, blueberry jam - recipe below!


Two-Ingredient Blueberry Jam

To create a smaller serving of blueberry jam, all you need is about a half cup of fresh blueberries and several tablespoons of sugar. Place the sugar and blueberries in a pot on medium high heat until it starts to bubble. Lower the temperature to a simmer, stirring often until it thickens. Let it cool a bit and serve.

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