Quick, Easy and Mom is the Hero dinner!

by Terry Fletcher


When the kids just had soccer practice or an afterschool activity, they get home late have their small snack, and now are at the kitchen table working on their homework, and you are thinking, “What am I going to make for dinner?”

Don’t ask them what they want, beat an egg, add a pinch of cinnamon, a little milk if you have it, and dip a few pieces of bread (and the bread can even be 1-2 days old) into it, and toast it up in the frying pan.

Always make sure maple syrup is a staple in your cupboard. It lasts up to a year!! Breakfast for dinner is a favorite in my house! You will be the hero. Even if you are out of butter this works! If you have fruit slice it up to serve with or sprinkle raisins over it, or thinly sliced almonds for crunch. if you want to add a scrambled egg on the side, those are winners too. (pancakes are always an option too but the ingredients are not always at hand.)

No one in my house turns down French toast for dinner, and it is enough that keeps them full, they don’t ask for dessert because either we have tricked them and they know dessert does not follow breakfast any time of the day, or the slight sweetness of the meal makes them not thinking to ask for it! Small Victory!! Don’t think their friends won’t hear about dinner the next day… they will!

What You Need

  • 2-3 slices of bread per serving
  • Syrup
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Splash of milk (optional)
  • Pat butter if you have it
  • Sliced fruit and/or scrambled egg on the side (optional)