Thursday, December 30, 2010

I want my mommy !!!

Had a day of rest, and things feel somewhat better. I still need the chair to walk , and sadly once again I cannot bend my knee enough to be able to get into the shower, so sponge baths and more rest are in order. As if to punctuate my plight, a cold bug has found me , and I am coughing, sneezing and struggling to breathe without it tickling my throat. It makes sense, spending so much time indoors in dried out, heated air. Normally I do not get colds, but when I do, I just want to be comforted ! If I had my way about it I would run home to Mommy, have her tuck me in and just make it all better. Sadly Mommy has advanced Dementia and if I showed up it would be a wild card at best, and she may not even recognize me. So I have to do the next best thing- make food like she did.

My mother was not a great cook, but she did have a few dishes that stood out . One was French Toast. I loved mornings when she would make this, and it was always served with powdered sugar instead of syrup. French Toast and potato pancakes were always served with powdered sugar and NEVER syrup for some reason. When I feel the need to be "mothered", I crave French Toast, and no one made it the same as mom. Even though I follow her recipe, which I learned from watching her and cooking with her, it does not taste the same as when she made it. Mother Magic is missing I guess. Here is her recipe with some alterations to make it more nourishing

Mom's French Toast

4 eggs
1 tsp sugar( I use Splenda)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp nutmeg
coconut oil

In a bowl whip eggs and add sugar, salt, cream, vanilla and nutmeg. In a frying pan melt butter and coconut oil. Dip bread in egg mixture and let sit for 30 seconds each side. Slide into the pan and fry 1 minute per side, or till brown. Serve with powdered sugar or Maple Syrup.


Marisa (Loser for Life) said... I'm craving french toast!

Sorry you're injured again, Diane :( Hope you get some relief soon!

spunkysuzi said...

That must be very hard to see your mother like that!
I'm glad though that you can remember her through her cooking :) I'm sure making the recipes and eating them must make you smile.

Shabby Chic Mom- Susie said...

I hope you feel better. The toast looks delish!