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NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY – November 28

NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY

Each year on November 28th, people across the United States enjoy National French Toast Day. Also known as eggy bread or omelet bread, it makes a great breakfast for guests or part of a brunch.  

Home cooks and professionals alike whip up a few personal favorites when it comes to french toast recipes. The base consists of eggs and milk whisked together. Bread is dipped into the mixture and fried until golden. Many people also add some sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon to the base.

The flavor of French toast can be brightened with a squeeze of a fresh orange or stuffed with sauteed apples and cinnamon. Make French toast kid-friendly by cutting it into sticks. Then dip the sticks into syrup. Substitute sugary syrup with a fruit puree and fresh fruit pieces. Nuts and seeds add crunch to this delicious breakfast fare, and don’t forget the whipped cream! Just a dollop goes a long way.

HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFrenchToastDay

Make French toast as part of big breakfast. Freeze leftovers for easy breakfasts later in the week. Have breakfast for dinner. Share your favorite French toast recipes. Do you love cinnamon and vanilla? What’s the best fruit toppings? Add apple butter or another jam. Share your favorite combinations using #NationalFrenchToastDay to post on social media.

Give these recipes a try:

French Toast
Apple Stuffed French Toast

NATIONAL FRENCH TOAST DAY HISTORY

Within our research, we were unable to find the creator and the origin of National French Toast Day.

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November 28th History

1886

Sadie Allen becomes the first woman to go over Niagra Falls in a barrel. She joined George Hazlett in the same barrel he had taken over the rapids on August 8th with William Potts. Weighted with 500 pounds of sand, the pair were towed to the center of the stream and set loose. When they were fished from the river an hour later, battered, bruised and Sadie’s stomach emptied, but alive.

1893 

J. Frank Duryea wins the first automobile race in the United States. The roundtrip journey from Jackson Park in Chicago to Evanston, Illinois took the winner just over 10 hours to complete through snowy weather. A total of six competitors entered the race hosted by the Chicago Times-Herald.

1922 

RAF Capt. Cyril Turner demonstrated the first skywriting for the purposes of advertising in the United States over New York City. Utilizing the invention of Major Jack Savage of London, his message spelled out, “Hello, U.S.A. Call Vanderbilt 7200.” The phone number was for a hotel.

1925

The Grand Ole Opry began broadcasting on WSM out of Nashville, Tennessee. The broadcast features live musical performances and is a cornerstone of country music today.

1967

While studying at Cambridge University, astronomer Jocelyn Bell and her advisor Antony Hewish discovered the first pulsing signal source which is now known as pulsars.

November 28th Birthdays

Helen Magill White – 1853

She became the first woman in the United States to earn a Ph.D. Magill completed her Ph.D. in 1877 at Boston University.

Elsie Quarterman – 1910

The ecologist and conservationist is best known for her concerted efforts with the Tennessee cedar glades, including the noted rediscovery of the Tennessee coneflower.

Berry Gordy, Jr. – 1929

In 1959, Gordy launched Motown Records creating one of the most legendary record labels in the country. 

Jon Stewart – 1962

The comedian and political commentator is best known for his hosting The Daily Show on Comedy Central for 16 years.

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