Daily Archives: January 31, 2011

Mikvah Question

We took a selection of kids to Chuck E Cheese yesterday to play on the machines. Don’t get me started on the appropriate-ness of it all – I already discussed that over here.

When you go in they stamp your hand with an ultraviolet number, the same number as everyone in your group, so that you don’t leave with someone else’s child. Anyhow. If you cannot see the number that is stamped on your hand, is it a chatzitzah or not? Do you have to attempt to scrub it off if you are preparing to immerse on the same day as you got stamped? Do you have to invest in an ultra violet light reader to see if indeed you were able to remove the stamp?

This is actually a serious question. It went through my mind yesterday as I was mindlessly tailing our 8 year olds through the place….

French Toast – KoD style

I have been pushed out of the kitchen when it comes to making French toast. See, apparently, the kids feel that the KoD makes it better than I do, even though I was the one who taught him how to make it. There’s gratitude for you!!

Problem is, though, that we are trying to go low fat over here in the royal palace, and French Toast is usually fried up in oil or butter – mucho fat!!

SO my oh so smart husband decided to come up with way to make it lower in fat but just as tasty. Enter our oh so trusty grilled cheese maker thingamajig. Apparently you can use it to scramble eggs too…..Who would have thought??!!

Here follows his recipe. It is truly delicious. Oh and I have to say that he only makes French toast from leftover challah that I have baked. Click here for my challah recipe.

For 4 slices – two servings – you will need:

2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup milk – obviously the lower the fat content in the milk the better.
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 thick slices of challah – 3/4 to 1 inch
1/4 tsp of cinnamon
Cooking spray

Beat the eggs, milk, vanilla and cinnamon in a small bowl. Put bread slices in a 9 x9 baking pan. Pour egg mixture over the slices in the pan. Turn bread over and leave until all the mixture is absorbed into the bread – about 5 minutes. While you are waiting, preheat the grilled cheese maker. When it is hot (green light is on) spray it liberally with the cooking spray. Put two slices of the bread on the grids and close the lid and lock. French toast is ready when green light comes back on.

We like it with syrup, the KoD likes to put yogurt on his, some just sprinkle confectioner’s sugar. What toppings do you like?