Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner: French Toast & Hash Browns

Tonight we had the fun combination of daddy being sick and momma's neck issues flaring up. Since I was on my own, I didn't want to make anything too complicated. So tonight, we had vegan french toast, fresh hash browns, avocados, and veggie bacon.

It wasn't until about three years ago that I started making hash browns from scratch. After doing it though, I don't know why you'd ever buy frozen. All you need to do is wash the potatoes and then shred them in a food processor. It only takes 2-3 minutes total.

The french toast is so easy to make, and the kids love it.

French Toast Recipe

1 cup soy or almond milk
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. canola or vegetable oil

Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl large enough to dip the toast into. Heat a skillet to medium heat with a very light coat of oil. dip toast into mix on both sides and then brown in pan on both sides (2-3 minutes each side). Makes 6-8 pieces of french toast.

Items Used for Meal:

1) 8 pieces of whole grain bread ($1.60, Cost-co)
2) French Toast Mix (~$0.50, Various)
3) Avocado ($1.00, Trader Joe's)
4) 4 Medium/Large Organic Red Potatoes ($1.00, Trader Joe's)

5) Veggie Bacon ($2.00, Whole Foods)
Total Time Spent Making Meal: 25 minutes

Total Cost of Meal for Family of Four: $6.10 or $1.53 per person

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