French Toast


Whoever said you can’t have your French toast and eat it too? Certainly, not I! I love breakfast foods.  French toast is one of those staple meals which can be flavored in any which way you please – pumpkin French toast, cinnamon French toast, stuffed French toast – you name it, you can make it.
I particularly love breakfast foods for dinner – so this is what I had one day after having a very low point breakfast and lunch.  French toast garnished with fresh sliced strawberries and some sugar free maple syrup alongside some scrambled turkey sausage and scrambled egg substitute.  The entire meal as pictured was 10 points plus values.  2 points plus for ½ cup Jimmy Dean scrambled turkey sausage, 3 points plus for 1 cup of egg substitute, 1 point for the Vermont Maid sugar free maple syrup, 4 points for 4 slices of light Italian bread and of course 0 points for the fresh strawberries.
I’ve been asked a few times how I make my French toast, so I decided to share my very simple recipe.  I find this recipe makes exactly 4 slices of French toast (it’s the right amount of egg to soak up into exactly 4 slices of bread).
5 Points Plus Values (NOTE: This calculation is for all 4 slices, if you were to have 2 slices, it would be 3 points plus values).
Ingredients:
  • 4 slices light bread
  • ½ cup liquid fat-free egg substitute (i.e. Egg Beaters)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Cinnamon, to taste
During the fall season you can add pumpkin pie spice to the mixture to make pumpkin french toast, etc.
In a shallow bowl, blend together liquid egg substitute, vanilla and cinnamon – mixing until combined.
Heat a non-stick frying pan over medium heat.
Dredge slice of bread on each side. Once both sides are dredged, place onto the frying pan. Repeat until all slices are dredged in egg mixture.
Let the French toast cook – do not move or touch the French toast until half-way cooked, roughly 3-4 minutes in.  You can check each piece by gently lifting the edge of the slice – when cooked to your desired coloring, flip and let cook another 3-4 minutes until golden brown.
Plate up and serve with any toppings you wish.

Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties


I picked up a box of the Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties while at Walmart to have them for dinner (aka brinner).  I usually buy larger sausage patties to make sandwiches, but these looked good and I had heard good things about the Jimmy Dean turkey sausage line.
Cooking them up (well, really only heating them through and browning them a bit) was simple.  Taste wise they really reminded me of regular pork sausage patties. They had that “fatty” flavor that comes with pork sausage, but without all the fat and calories in typical pork sausage.  These weren’t greasy feeling nor did they make me have a stomachache (as some full-fat products sometimes do).  They also don’t have a real turkey flavor to them – they taste more like pork sausage, which is interesting.  Enjoying the sausage with eggs and toast really made a very filling meal.
A serving size is 2 sausages which calculate out to 3 points plus values or you can have 1 sausage patty for 1 points plus value.  Two thumbs up!
QUESTION:
What is your favorite sausage type & brand?