Food

Overnight French Toast

This is not Joel's Christmas table.
This is not Joel's Christmas table.

One might ask why we have a recipe for overnight french toast for a blog. Well the answer is easy, according to Joel Read the owner of MacExperience, "It's delicious".  To be a little more honest, I was asking Joel what his favorite Christmas morning breakfast was and he said this was near the top of his list.  I asked his wife for the recipe, it looked like the kind of thing that would be easy to make and share with you.

I think what I like most about it, is how easy it will be on Christmas morning.  Turn on the oven and put it in.  All the mess can be cleaned up the night before so we can focus on hanging with the family and not slaving away in the kitchen Christmas morning.

Joel and his family hope that you enjoy your Christmas morning as much as they do every year.

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 loaf of French bread, cut into thick slices
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Directions:

Cook butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup until sugar is dissolved; pour into a 9x13 pan. Layer sliced bread on top of syrup mixture in pan. In a bowl mix eggs, milk, vanilla and nutmeg; pour over bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 45 minutes.

The Best iPhone Summer Food Apps

bigstock-two-chefs-working-in-a-busy-re-1345006Summer is better with food. And food—glistening fresh produce, ice-cold cocktails and grill-seared meat—is better during the summer. To maximize your food life this summer, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best iPhone food apps. Bon appétit!

Farmstand Come summertime, it’s time to ditch the produce section at your local big box grocery store. Why? Because it’s farmers market season. Farmstand, a free iOS app, helps you find nearby markets (as well as displaying their hours, and user-submitted photos).

Mixology On 90-degree days, there’s nothing quite like nursing a quality cocktail. Mixology is a  99-cent, elegantly designed app that features recipes for drinks suited to all of summer’s special occasions (try the Strawberry Bourbon Fix).

Epicurious Have an upcoming dinner party? Whip up something especially summery with Epicurious, a free recipe and shopping list app. Though it has a range of meal offerings, its summer desserts, cocktails and dinners special section are particularly tasty (we’d like to try the Abiquiu Smoked Chicken Sausages, for starters).

Urbanspoon If nothing else, summer is a loose collection of road trips—to the beach, to the lake, to visit friends in a different city. Along the way, the location-based Urbanspoon app can help you find the best places to eat—local favorites—so you can avoid the humdrum chains. The popular app’s “Discover” feature aggregates user reviews to show you what places are the talk of the town.

Evernote Food If you’re a die-hard foodie, you snap photos of every Instagram-worthy meal you eat. Evernote Food helps you keep track of your favorite finds and meals. The app can also help you store your favorite summer recipes.