What a Crock! Recipe for ‘sweet-tooth’ day

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG  --  Serve Apple-Topped French Toast for a holiday breakfast or brunch. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Serve Apple-Topped French Toast for a holiday breakfast or brunch.

Sometimes we make recipes simply because they sound really good.

It doesn’t matter that, while we need to think of dinner, we can’t turn off the thoughts of something a bit sweeter.

Meal occasions like a holiday breakfast or celebratory brunch are perfect times to experiment.

Pick slow-cooking recipes that don’t need as long to cook, and it’s a piece of cake. Gather all the nonperishable slow-cooker ingredients and set up a cooking station for the morning.

To make Apple-Topped French Toast, you will need to cut apples first thing in the morning, along with melting butter and slicing French bread. But, having everything else out and ready at your station will save precious time. Apples are especially good slow-cooked and don’t require an extended time to cook. No need to peel them, just chop.

So, plan a special brunch or whip this dish up for a “sweet-tooth” day and let the mealtime thoughts stray. Better yet, just enjoy the indulgence.

Julie Kay is a columnist for The Advocate. She can be reached at juliekay1@cox.net.