In 2004 the Chief and I bought this lovely home to run as a bed and breakfast. In the 3 years that followed we hosted over 1,000 men, women (and a few children!) at our breakfast table.
In this 174-year-old home antebellum home, Mother’s Day was an extra-special day because we treated the mothers staying with us to breakfast in bed!
This room was our Black Walnut Suite and a favorite among guests. When we set up each room we bought new box springs and mattresses for each room.
I especially liked the shopping for mattresses because the Chief Innkeeper and I bought a new mattress for our room too! Guests always raved about the good night’s sleep and great mattresses.
And special days like Mother’s Day warranted an extra-special treat like Pralines and Cream French Toast! I found the recipe in a Colorado Bed and Breakfast Cookbook and it immediately became one of our own family favorites!
We no longer own the bed and breakfast and my sous chef dish-washing mom doesn’t have to wait until Mother’s Day for Praline French Toast. She can ask for it anytime she wants and sometimes it is her birthday treat.
The cool thing about this french toast is that it is a super easy recipe for dads and kids to put together for moms everywhere!
And if mom says what she really needs this year is a new mattress, then Lindsay at Casper Mattress tells me this is the place to do your shopping!
I haven’t slept on a Casper Mattress but I am impressed with the reviews from those who have. I also really, really like this part of their label:
Proudly designed and made in America!
Not only do they like making a quality mattress but I like the way they tell us about it … having some real fun with “breakfast in bed!”
When I was a little girl my sous chef dish-washing mom was always the first one up and we never had the chance to do breakfast in bed. But if we had, I can imagine my brothers and I in the kitchen making quite a big
mess breakfast for mom!
This year my sous chef dish-washing mom is getting this little box. It isn’t breakfast in bed but I think she is going to like it!
Happy Mother’s Day!
P.S. Dads – mom’s love breakfast in bed. Just sayin….
- 6 Eggs
- ½ cup Milk
- ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
- 12 thick slices French Bread
- 1 tablespoon Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- ½ cup Chopped Pecans
- ¼ cup Butter
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Combine eggs, milk and cinnamon with a whisk until well mixed.
- Slice french bread in to nice thick slices.
- Dip each piece of bread into egg mixture, coating both sides evenly.
- Heat griddle to 350 to 400 degrees, brush well with butter. Fry the bread on a hot griddle in butter. Use plenty of butter to make these nice and brown.
- When cooked on both sides, place each slice in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Spread on praline mixture and place French toast under the broiler until mixture is bubbling.