November! I mean, can you even believe it?! November already. Oh, and by the way, happy dia de los muertos for anyone who celebrates. 🙂 Skeletons with bright, festive colors? Who wouldn’t love that? 😀
With the calendar changing I guess colds and the flu are pretty much inevitable. How often do you all get sick? I haven’t had the flu in years. But I always know when I’m getting sick. I get this weird warm feeling behind my eyes. I guess it must be my sinuses laughing at me or something. But whenever I start feeling that way I know it’s time to grab the cold medicine.
The other day I thought I was doomed. Everyone around me was feeling cruddy. Sore throats, headaches, general aches and pains. And then we all know what starts to happen. It’s the power of suggestion, right? Somebody just has to get a little bit of a stomach ache and then suddenly you feel like you have one too. Does anyone else get that? Well, I started to feel achy. All my joints were stiff and I felt unnaturally cold. Oh no! But then I took some Advil and it went away! Hallelujah! Because the last thing I wanted to do was deal with a cold for five or so days. Yuck.
What about colds bothers you the most? Some people can’t stand runny noses. For me, though, I’d have to say that I’d rather have a runny nose for a week than a sore throat for a day. I CAN’T STAND sore throats. That feeling of sandpaper every time you swallow. Did you know that they actually have prescription cough syrup for people who have seriously bad sore throats? But apparently you have to make sure not to eat anything for like a half hour after you take it because it pretty much numbs your throat. And it smells potent. No thank you. I hate sore throats, but I’d rather have a sore throat than tangle with that stuff. It would remind me too much of that pink stuff they smear on your gums at the dentist, and being reminded of the dentist is never high on my list. 🙂 No offense to dentists out there. 😀
So, speaking of colds and general blah, here’s a meal to have on those cold winter days when you need to feel a little warmed up. Coffee creamer French toast! I’ve been making this for a couple years now. I originally started out using eggnog, but then I had to switch over to coffee creamer because the nog doesn’t stay around in the stores too long. What I love about this recipe is how you can alter it to suit your own tastes. This particular batch was made with caramel truffle coffee creamer, but as the holidays get nearer it might be nice to break out the peppermint…or gingerbread! Mmm, that would be good. And French toast gets rid of colds right? Right? 😉
- 3 large eggs
- ½ cup coffee creamer of your choice, or egg nog
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- 6-8 slices of bread, depending on thickness
- Heat a skillet up on medium heat and spray with cooking spray.
- Mix the eggs, creamer and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
- Dunk bread in the egg mixture until well coated.
- Cook in the pan for a few minutes on each side, or until lightly brown.
- Serve with syrup, fruit, or powdered sugar.