Yes, still in Glasgow and having a wonderful time. It’s a fabulously hip city, immensely easy to navigate on foot and full of interesting things to see at every turn. Jump to the music section to learn of the excellent day in store for me.
Of course, I have an excellent recipe in store for you.
I adore make ahead breakfast recipes, especially when I have overnight guests. No fuss in the morning. Just turn on the oven and you’re good to go.
This Savory French Toast Bake is particularly yummy. Is “mustardy custardy” a valid descriptive term? Well, couple that with plenty of melting Gruyère and a delicate onion accent from chives and you’ve got yourself a breakfast dish to sing about.
1 loaf day-old French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups 2% milk
4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup minced chives, divided
6 ounces shredded Gruyère or Swiss cheese, divided
1. Arrange half of the bread slices in a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, pepper and 1/4 cup chives.
3. Pour half of the egg mixture over bread; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Layer with remaining bread and egg mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
4. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
5. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting. Sprinkle with remaining chives.
Recipe from Simple & Delicious Magazine
So, today is pretty near a slice of musical heaven for me. My friend JC, aka The Vinyl Villain, has set up a quick stop of the HQ of Chemikal Underground. Stewart Henderson (who played bass with The Delgados) is meant to be around for a bit. Lucky me!
Then later this afternoon we are headed down to Edinburgh to meet up with Matthew from Song, By Toad. Awesome.
Think I’ll start the celebration with some Mogwai. Bring on that wall of sound.
Check out Mogwai on the band’s Website, where you can learn of upcoming world tour dates and link to buy their music.