This whole writing business is slowly coming to an end. My advisor told me that the first draft of my my intro was “exceptionally well written” and did not have many suggestions or comments (he cannot actually edit anything since it’s my dissertation). All I have to do now is clean up one more research objective chapter and then compile my discussion chapter. Oh but then I have to do all the annoying formatting! I purposely scheduled my defense for the end of September in order to give me the recommended 5 weeks for format reviews, as the finished product is due November 1st.
I know you are probably thinking, “how bad can it be?” but it really does involve a lot of tedious work that takes a lot of time. So much so that I know several students who pay to have it done for them, saying that the $45/hour (averaging around $400) they paid was worth every dollar. I will admit that if I had an extra $400 lying around, I would do it in a heartbeat. Imagine how much more time I could dedicate to applying for jobs during the month of October instead of fiddling with all that formatting? Consider this rant my not-so-subtle graduation present hint.
But I digress… let’s make breakfast. French toast waffles are exactly what they sound like: French toast cooked with a waffle iron. just the kind of simplicity I need these days. And you can use any kind of bread you prefer, in fact next time I am going to use cinnamon-swirl bread. I do what I want!
P.S. It’s have to believe it has been 12 years since the attacks on September 11th, 2001. I can only imagine the pain that lingers for those who lost loved ones on that day.
One year ago: No-Bake Peanut Butter Granola Bars
FRENCH TOAST WAFFLES
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 Tbsp salted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Eight slices day-old sliced sandwich bread (about 8 ounces)
Syrup, for serving
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and eggs. Place bread in a 13×9-inch baking dish; pour milk mixture over bread, turning to coat. Let stand 5 minutes.
- Preheat waffle iron and then coat with cooking spray (even if it’s a nonstick waffle iron).
- Place 2 bread slices on hot waffle iron (or as many as will fit). Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Repeat the procedure with the remaining bread.
- Serve immediately with syrup.
Source: Adapted slightly from Recipe Girl.