26 January 2012

Australia Day . . . nom nom nom

Greetings all & happy Australia Day!!
We did the typical Australian things today . . . slipped on thongs & went swimming, bike riding & ate up a storm.
 One of my favourite things about Australia & Australians . . . is our sense of humour, even at the guarded entrances on military bases!!
 Our menu was a rolling brunch of multicultural delights - French croissants, Italian sausages, Greek salad, Kiwi Fruit & Canadian bacon (only joking, Darling Downs bacon!!)
 Here's a crowd pleaser for brunch, i've never made French toast before, so i gave it a go today - savoury sandwich style!! 
 Basic French toast . . . gently whisk eggs (1 egg per 2 slices of multigrain bread) coat bread generously & fry, then pop in the oven to keep warm; fry ham, bacon & eggs (both sides).  
 Composition . . . layer toast, ham, bacon, egg + fancy cheese if you have some, i didn't think that far ahead, gruyere would be perfection & i'd add sprouts or herbs too.  Slice into fingers!!
Serve with a Finnish napkin, da dah!!  How Australian was that??  Love Posie

21 comments:

ClaireyHewitt said...

Oh posie, French toast is best with some milk added to the eggs too, and some herbs of your choice and then coated with home made tomato relish. Yummmmmmm.

My dad served this up nearly weekly for most of my childhood.

ally said...

yuuuumbo!
I like my french toast with a bit of cinnamon and some fresh berries and yoghurt too :-)

e t e r n a l i c o n s said...

It all looks bloody marvelous! A very Aussie feast! Yum!
x KL

Jen R said...

your funny :)

Mama of 2 boys said...

Um Posie, my mouth is literally watering! Drool everywhere :o/ What a delightful feast for your Aussie Day, thank you so much for sharing that :o)
Love the 'bloody hot', that is GOLD! I use bloody quite a bit. I don't see it as a swear word really, but every time I say it, I think to myself "you're just such an Aussie occa!" Happy Australia Day to you and your lovely fam Posie xoxo

Jan-Maree said...

mmmm, that might be a good lunch option for the weekend! Great idea - love the multicural feel of the rest of your eating today. Just missing the lamingtons!

Mum on the Run said...

What a multicultural flavour to your Oz Day.
Happy Australia Day!
:-)

polkadotpeticoat said...

yummy, my family gave this meal two thumbs up!!!

TexWisGirl said...

yum!

Hot Fudge said...

Next year I'm coming for brunch!

Hot Fudge said...

Next year I'm coming for brunch!

Teresa said...

Love it!

You've made my tummy growl, off to make some breakfast now.

Amanda said...

Looks pretty delicious

Karla {Ironmum Karla} said...

Hmm yummo! Love the crispness you get with the BBQing of eggs. Hope you had a nice day and I thought of you as we celebrated what a lucky country we are.x

The Provincial Homemaker said...

Looks like a yummy lunch - it made my tummy growl just to take a peek.

Tiff said...

What a scrummy way to celebrate! I love the way the English call French Toast 'eggy bread' trust the English to make something so sophisticated sound so ordinary! You have given it a new identity and an Aussie twist! X

the old boathouse said...

Your blog always makes me feel 5 again.... I mean that in a good way.. I'd sort of forgotten about the entrance ritual onto bases... It always made me feel special when someone saluted my dad... Funny how kids see things... Your feast looks awesome... We had French toast too yummo xxxx

Bron said...

It looks positively delicious.x

supermac said...

I love all things cultural that I pick up in the blogworld. It is so wonderful to read all these stories about you spent Australia day. To be honest, I didn't quite know what to make of those references to Canadian, French, etc. but I can sense that it should really, really be witty for those in the know. Sending you my love, Tey@Supermac'sThoughtBalloons xx

Margie said...

Yum! I'm a breakfast queen!

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh loving the French Toast suggestions, mmmm, will have to try some out, berries & yoghurt sound amazing, thanks everyone, love Posie