What Are You Doing Today?

Welcome to the Saturday after Thanksgiving, also known as Small Business Saturday. Small Business Saturday is a gentle reminder that during this holiday season, don’t forget to patronize the small businesses right in our own neighborhood.

Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the Shop Small movement is in full swing, and the little shops are eager to strut their stuff. This single-day event grows each year. Small businesses feed our community. Small businesses keep the lights on along Main Street USA. Supporting small businesses translates into supporting your local economy. Local small business holiday shopping just might put food on the tables of your neighbors. And that’s always a good thing.

I promise, you will be amazed by the unique gifts the smaller businesses have to offer. And chatting with knowledgeable shop keepers is always a plus. I adore Small Business Saturday every year.


Tomorrow is National French Toast Day. Tomorrow also happens to be the First Sunday of Advent and the First Day of Chanukah. Needless to say, I’ll be focused on sharing my Catholic Faith. So you could tuck this recipe for French Toast away until tomorrow. Or you could enjoy an amazing breakfast before heading down to Main Street to do a little Holiday Shopping. The choice is entirely yours. Either way, this Classic recipe is unbelievably delicious.

Classic French Toast
16 oz loaf Brioche or Challah Bread
Mixed Berries for garnish, optional
6 Eggs, beaten
1-1/4 cups Half and Half
2 tablespoons Sugar
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
2 teaspoons Vanilla
Butter as desired
Maple Syrup as desired
Powdered Sugar for dusting

Slice bread into 3/4-inch thick slices. Set aside.

If serving with berries, clean and slice as desired, place in a serving bowl and set aside.

In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended.

Heat nonstick griddle to 350 degrees. Grease griddle with vegetable oil, if necessary.

Dip bread slices into egg mixture, coating both sides. Place on griddle. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Just before removing from griddle, butter so that butter melts into the French Toast.

Plate French Toast. Drizzle with syrup and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve with berries, if desired.

Author: Rosemarie's Kitchen

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and avid home cook.I believe in eating healthy whenever possible, while still managing to indulge in life's pleasures.

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