Breakfast/ Exercise/ Fitness

What’s Better?

So, I ask: What’s better than french toast on a Saturday morning? The answer to that one is simple. French toast made with homemade whole wheat bread on a Saturday morning with pecans and maple syrup. I knew the bread my Chef instructor gave me a couple days ago would work out perfectly for french toast this morning and I’ve been looking forward to it since I got the bread! It didn’t fail to disappoint. I followed Skinny Bitch in the Kitch’s recipe for pecan-encrusted french toast, but I didn’t encrust any pecans…I just crushed a couple on top. This recipe doesn’t fail to produce golden, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, perfect french toast every time. I’m telling you, these girls were on to something here!


This morning I went on a 3 mile run before making my french toast. I started the morning with half a banana and almond butter then rushed outside to soak up the amazing weather and get some energy for the day with a run. I’m about to shower, throw some things into the car and pack up Dexter and we are headed to Tampa. Literally for the last hour, Dexter has been playing non-stop with this little stuffed mouse. It’s so cute. He bats it with his paw then it goes flying and he chases it around the apartment. I’ve never seen a cat so enthralled with toys before! He’s so funny to watch!

Be forewarned: tonight I am going back to college. No, not literally (I wish I was)…but Ryan’s sister is having a “bar-crawl birthday party” where we all hit up all the bars on this one street about a mile from our apartment…….dressed like golfers!!!!!! Ryan apparently has some crazy vintage outfit going on and I am going to wear a short white skirt with a blue polo shirt and a pink Masters hat. I’m sure there will be pictures later on. It should be interesting!

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  • Em
    April 19, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Yum! The French Toast looks fab! And I’ve been watching kittens play all day too! They are so funny, and they always seem to get into all of the cabinets and places you don’t want them too!

    Your night sounds like fun Jenna! Happy Saturday!!

  • Anne P
    April 19, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    how fun!!! can’t wait to see bar crawl pics 🙂

  • Romina
    April 19, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    That french toast looks amazing!! Homemade bread always adds an extra touch.

    Enjoy your bar crawling tonight!!

  • VeggieGirl
    April 19, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    French toast made with homemade whole wheat bread, pecans & maple syrup = sounds like paradise to me!! Yum!!

    Aww, too cute that Dexter loves his toy! I love watching Kiwi (my dog) pay with her toy – especially her stuffed Margarita (yes, it’s a stuffed toy shaped like a margarita – it’s hilarious).

    HAHA!! I do hope to see photographs later, from Ryans’ sister’s party – too fun!! :0D

  • Becca A
    April 19, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Haha, sounds like a fun nigh and a great start do the day!

  • bikergurl
    April 19, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Yum, If I had bread, I would be in the kitchen playing “copy cat” right now!

    Have fun at the bar-crawl 😀

  • Betsy
    April 19, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    i have to say, i hate french toast. 🙁 sometimes i feel like i’m the only one. and it always looks so amazing!!! and then i take a bite of my friends, thinking it’s going to be great, but then i get disappointed. however, i think one of the main reasons i hate french toast is cause it tastes eggy to me, so maybe vegan french toast is the answer!

  • Sara
    April 19, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    Hey Jenna, I’m going to the Dandelion Cafe for an earth day celebration. I’m really excited to be FINALLY going there. If you have any extra time this weekend you should go because they have lots of events going on.

  • Kat
    April 19, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    That french toast looks so great! I just need to find some fluffier gluten free bread (maybe I will have to come up with something) so that I can make it! The skinny bitch girls are hillarious – when I picked up that book I could not put it down. I don’t have their in the kitch book yet though – I had to buy a few others first like ED&BV :).

    Have a great pub night – oh college…oh the memmories

  • erica
    April 19, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    That french toast looks delectable.. I wish I had some homemade bread!

  • ibex hk
    April 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    have a blast tonight!! your homemade bread looks tooo good 🙂

  • Kelly L.
    April 19, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Jenna- I know you do the Galloway method for running so I was curious as to how long it takes you to run 3 miles like this?

  • AshleyH
    April 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    wow you totally convinced me to try that recipe! I cant wait until tomorrow morning! lol Have a great time tonight!

  • Cara
    April 19, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Hahhaa that sounds like a fun night. I wish i was back in college too!

  • Fat Grl Slim
    April 20, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Hey Jenna — you don’t happen to have any great recipes for homemade whole wheat bread laying about? I’ve just started dabbling in bread baking and am looking for some good ones!

    Love the blog!