french toast + marshmallows…

Happy Saturday bloggies!  I hope you’ve all had a wonderful first 1/2 of your weekend…mine was super-productive.  Sadly, the productivity did not include my training run.  😦  I’ve been bummed about it all day.  The hubb and I had the alarm set to go, but my honey was feeling under the weather so we postponed our long run ’till tomorrow.  I’m crossing my fingers that the ice they are predicting tonight will not happen so we won’t be deterred again, especially since the hubb is feeling much better tonight.  🙂

Breakfast:  Instead of going for a run I made an indulgent breakfast, Eggnog French Toast with cranberry “ketchup”.  Yummy!  No butter or syrup, just cran ketchup and a sprinkle of powdered sugar.


This was easy, I just combined:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup eggnog
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla

Whisk it all together, soak your bread in the mixture (I used whole wheat), and brown in a nonstick skillet until both sides are golden.

For those of you that would like the cranberry “ketchup” recipe, leave me a comment on this post *letting me know specifically that you want it* and I’ll email it to you.  Its SO GOOD!  You all will love it.  Erin let me know that the recipe is straight from a cookbook so we can’t publish it because of copyright issues.

After breakfast I rushed off to a morning hair appointment then ran crazy errands all day.  I think I visited nearly every single store in Charlottesville.  The traffic and crowds were insane!!!  I’m glad to have accomplished everything on my list today though so that I don’t have to go back out in the madness tomorrow…

Morning Snack:  I grabbed this while standing in a check-out lane at Target.  See what happens when you forget to pack your snacks…you wind up with overly-indulgent Chocolate Drizzled goodness.  Its actually a tiny, one-portion bag…and I ate the whole thing.


Next time I’ll remember my larabar…

Lunch:  I never expected my errands today to take 6+ hours, so come 2:30 I was STARVING!  I stopped in my favorite gourmet specialty food store, Feast!, and grabbed a prepared sandwich.  No picture, I inhaled it far too quickly.  It consisted of local chevre, artichokes, arugula, sundried tomatoes and olive tapenade on a baguette.  I assure you, it was tasty.

Afternoon Snack:  When I FINALLY got home I grabbed a yogurt out of the fridge…I’m still in clean-out mode and want to finish all perishables before we leave town on Tuesday.  I’m so very spoiled after discovering greek yogurt…this regular was way runnier than I like.


Dinner:  We needed something quick and easy.  The hubb ordered a pepperoni, onion and black olive pizza, of which I had two pieces minus the pepperoni and the crust.  I also made a leftovers salad with napa cabbage, broccoli slaw, celery, hearts of palm, alfalfa sprouts, dried cranberries and light ranch dressing.


And a glass of cabernet.


Oh!  While I was out and about today I found a few exciting things…


FINALLY!  The holiday-flavor Clif Bars, PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE Larabars, and a Cashew Cookie Larabar!!!  Yay!  Now I feel like I’m part of the club!  🙂

The hubb and I have been busy this evening with Christmas prep as is typical these days.  Here’s one of our activities…Homemade Marshmallows!  They are going in gift boxes for friends and family.  I’ll post more about them tomorrow when they are finished.


Have a fabulous Sunday!


28 responses to “french toast + marshmallows…

  1. hellllo! i love your blog, your pics are absolutely gorgeous! i would love the cranberry ketchup recipe it looks delicious! thanks!

  2. I seriously cannot get enough of your pictures. They’re all completely stunning.

    GREAT bar finds. I don’t think they carry the holiday Clif bars anywhere around here. It makes me tear up just a little bit.

    Can’t wait to see these homemade marshmallows of yours… what a great gift idea. The in-the-process photo looks darn scrumptious…

  3. great french toast recipe i think ill give it a try maybe on Christmas morning.
    great eats and love those bars the seasonal cliffs are great especially the pumpkin.

  4. woooo…. homemade marshmallows. it looks amazing!

    And could you email me the recipe for the cranberry ketchup? Thanks 🙂

  5. Yum! Homemade marshmallows are such a fabulous gift. I can’t wait to hear how you like the clif bars! I want to buy them, but I’ve tried so many flavors of regular ones and I only like the carrot cake!

  6. I would love the recipe for the cranberry ketchup! Thank you! I can’t wait to hear about the marshmallows!!!

  7. YAY for finding the holiday Cliff bars!!! I found them at WF’s.

    I would very much appreciate if you could email me the cranberry ketchup recipe 😀 Thank you!!!!

  8. Thanks for the comments ladies!

    To be clear, I’m sending the recipe to those of you that ask for it specifically, so be sure to let me know in your comment if you’d like to have it.

    Have a great Sunday! 🙂

  9. I would love to have the recipe for cranberry ketchup!! TIA

  10. Glad you had such a productive Saturday, don’t worry too much about the run, it’ll happen!

    haha I get weirded out by regular yogurt too, Greek has spoiled me!

  11. Hooray for productive days!!

    Your food photos are seriously captivating – I want to reach through my laptop screen and eat the French Toast, the Larabars; even the marshmallow remnants on the mixer blade!! 😀

  12. runningwithfood

    Whoa girl. Your french toast looks so freakin’ good!! YUM!

    If you wouldn’t mind, please shoot me an e-mail with the cranberry ketchup recipe – sounds right up my alley …

    Thanks chica!

  13. *sigh* even your take out pizza looks delish 😀 I know what you mean about the Greek Yogurt problem- i cant go back now!

  14. Yay for the holiday clif bars! They are really good!

    I would love if you would share the cran ketchup with me… I’ve got a lonely bag of berries just asking to be made into something!

  15. Yes, yes, please send me the cranberry ketchup recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. OH I would love the recipe for the Cranberry Ketchup!!!! Thank you, Thank you!


  17. ketchup! ketchup! ketchup!

    (thank you!)

  18. I would love the cran ketchup recipe…I ❤ anything cranberry!

  19. I too would love the cran ketchup recipe!.. thank you!

  20. I would love the cranberry ketchup recipe .. thanks so much!!

  21. teenageveggiehead

    wow i wish I had your photography skills! especially the last one – breathtaking 🙂

    those larabars are SO GOOD.

  22. I’d love the ketchup recipe 🙂

  23. Your photos are lovely. I especially like the French Toast and how elegantly you decorated it. Yum, yum!

    I hate to do this to you…but could I also get the cranberry ketchup recipe?
    TIA. 🙂

  24. french toast & cranberry ketchup – absolutely best way to start the morning!

  25. I would LOVE the cranberry “ketchup” recipe!
    Thanks 🙂

  26. Hey, I would love it if you could send me the recipe for the cranberry ketchup!

  27. I would love the recipe for the cranberry ketchup!!

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