Grilled Cheese for Breakfast? Yes Please!
It’s April, i.e. the best month ever. Why? Because it’s grilled cheese month! Now, you have an excuse to eat an ooey, gooey, melty, cheesy sandwich every day. And if you get tired of the same old sando, don’t worry because we’ve got a solution for you – a sweet spin on a savory grilled cheese. Presenting French Toast Grilled Cheese with ricotta, honey, and strawberries! Yeah, this is happening.
– 4 slices thick bread (we used cranberry walnut – brioche and challah are also good options)
– 2 eggs
– 1/4 cup half and half
– 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
– dash of cinnamon
– 4 large strawberries
– 2 tbsp fresh ricotta
– honey for drizzling
– 1 tbsp butter
First, we’ll start off by making the french toast.
Beat the eggs with the half and half, vanilla extract, and dash of cinnamon until well mixed.
Cut your strawberries into thin slices. Then, dip the bread in the egg mixture, making sure both sides are drenched. Melt the butter in a skillet on medium-low heat. Cook both sides of the bread in the skillet until lightly browned – about two minutes. You don’t want to make it too brown because you’ll be grilling the bread again.
When all the bread is toasted, it’s time to assemble! On one piece of bread, layer the ricotta and strawberries, and drizzle with honey. Put the second piece of bread on top to make a sandwich. Put on the skillet again, on medium low heat, until the bottom is brown (about 3 minutes). Repeat for second sandwich.
Eat, enjoy, and maybe follow with a savory grilled cheese ;)
What’s your favorite grilled cheese sandwich? Tell us in the comments below!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!