Tomorrow morning, my mom, sister and I are spending the morning watching Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby and dining on some orange-infused french toast (recipe to follow). I’m trying to take advantage of all my free mornings during this break, mostly by sleeping and eating real breakfasts. On Wednesday, Kaylie and I rang in the new year by having a little tea party with some Downton Abbey-inspired fare. Sometimes you just need to add a little glamour to your mornings.
I love this sweet poster of Carrie Mulligan in the film. The 1920s Art Deco style that is Gatsby lends itself to some really beautiful graphic design.
Orange French Toast:
1 loaf french bread, sliced 1/2 inch thick / 1 qt. whipping cream / 10 eggs / 3/4 c. fresh-squeezed orange juice / 1/2 c. sugar / pinch of salt / 2 T. vanilla extract / 2 T. orange extract
Combine cream, eggs, orange juice, sugar, salt and extracts. Pour over bread slices in a large baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Cook bread on a griddle with butter until golden (3-5 minutes per side). Return slices to clean baking dish and bake at 450 F for 5-7 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar and serve with fresh berries.
Also, I wish I was wearing this dress for our Gatsby morning. My new nightgown might have to suffice.