Then I got an idea.
How about if I used a Christmas themed cookie cutter to cut out the middle of my bread.
And that's when the big idea hit.
Whew, I tell you I amaze myself sometimes.
How about making French Toast for the kiddo's using Cookie Cutters to cut shapes out of the bread? You can use the scraps of bread you cut off for, Bread Pudding or Stuffing or bread crumbs. No waste, and the kids have a fun themed breakfast.
Since it's Christmas, use your Christmas cookie cutters.
I discovered that to get the bread out of the cookie cutters, it was helpful to pick it up and press into the bread from the other side. This ensured a clean cut.
Bonus, here's my French Toast recipe. Actually, I got it from a friend many years ago, and I make it this way every time. Feel free to double, triple or quadruple the quantities. I find I can get two or three slices of french toast for each egg I use.
Recipe: French Toast
1 egg, beaten
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon melted butter
Whisk together the egg, milk and sugar. Melt butter, whisk that in and get ready to dip that bread.
I had some Maple Syrup and some Golden Syrup out today.
For some reason it just sounded better than the Maple Syrup.
Since it's the weekend tomorrow, how about surprising your loved ones with a nice breakfast to kick off the anticipated holiday week.
Why wait for Christmas?