Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pumpkins and Pugkins at Demarest Farms-and Pumpkin French Toast

I love Halloween!  I love the pumpkins, the candy, the costumes (particularly if they are on dogs), and the horror movies.  Why outgrow something that is so much fun.  Every year we take a few of our dogs to Demarest Farms to get a pumpkin.  It gets very crowded with families and young kids so all of the dogs would be too much, but the pugs really enjoy it.  They get lots of compliments, particularly Tubby in his pumpkin hat from All You Need is Pug, on how cute they look and attention from all of the kids.   The pugs also love the  nibbles of potato pancake and apple cider donuts we give them, and I like the hot cider.


Of course cooking with Pumpkin is part of Halloween too.

Pumpkin French Toast
6 slices of Challah, or other Egg Bread
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of half and half or heavy cream
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
3 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp or less of vegetable oil

Combine the eggs, half and half or heavy cream, canned pumpkin, and spices in a shallow bowl or pyrex dish.   Soak the slices of bread in the mixture for about 3 minutes per side.

Heat a skillet or griddle over medium high heat and melt about 1 tbsp of butter and a drop of vegetable oil for every 2 slices of bread.   Fry the bred for about 2 minutes per side and keep warm in the oven as you make batches of french toast.  Serve with maple syrup.

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  1. OMD- pumpkin French toast!! Mouth salivating, thinking I mus do this real soon!! Lovely outing, it is so great that you can bring the dogs there!

  2. Love the hats and costumes! Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious!

    Happy Halloween,
    Minnie and Mack

  3. ...I'm starting to think that your dogs own more outfits than I do... I'm impressed!! =^..^=

  4. Mmm ... I think I want to have French toast for dinner! Glad you guys had a fun day! The pups look super cute!

  5. I have a mixed feeling about Halloween. I love pumpkin and especially the pumpkin latte at Starburks. But I don't like horror movies!
    You look very cute in your outfit. I really like the pumpkin hat! I've never had hot cider but sounds good. Glad you had fun :-) I hope you'll have fun Halloween!!

  6. you guys look rockin in your costumes
    Benny & Lily

  7. You do love Halloween, don't you?! Looks like you had a blast, and the dogs are so cute. Interesting recipe, we're going to have to try it out. Happy Halloween :)

  8. Mmmmm..... sounds yummy! I love pumpkin.

  9. Tubb man.....I'm gonna hafta find me a punkin' patch. Sounds like one helluva place!

    PEE S: Nice hat, bud.