Stay-at-Home Brunch for Two

Enjoy boozy hot chocolate and Southern-inspired French toast with your pajamas still on.

Cornmeal-Crusted French Toast

February is such an I-want-to-stay-inside-for-breakfast month. While we might brunch out most months, when we wake up on a February weekend morning, our inclination is to stay right where we are.

This means, for the most part, breakfast at home — no matter how many delicious brunch restaurants are in the area. And while we do love hosting brunch for tons of friends — making big stratas, tons of breakfast burritos, and platters of sweet potato fries — February for us means breakfast is for a smaller group. After all, if we don’t want to leave our apartments, chances are no one but our closest neighbors want to venture out, even to eat our food.

This French toast is inspired by a trip Cara took to the South, where her sister is living for two years. She came back with a taste for Southern flavors — from cornmeal to buttermilk to sweet sorghum — and thus this French toast was born. If you’re more of a Yankee, feel free to sub maple syrup for the sorghum in the recipe.


Stay-at-Home Brunch Menu for Two

Cornmeal-Crusted French Toast


Apple Compote


Irish Hot Chocolate

(Photos courtesy of Big Girls Small Kitchen)