Shane and I were married in West Tennesse. We honeymooned in Pikeville, TN. and we went back for our 1st anniversary. Now you may wonder what in the world could be in a town with the name Pikeville. Fall Creek Falls State Park is there. Fall Creek Falls is the highest fall in the eastern United States. And the park is beautiful. But the Fall Creek Falls Bed and Breakfast is fantastic!!!!! Doug’s breakfast is to die for. Grandma’s cinnamon rolls are delish. I have made them occassionally. But to the entire reason for this post. Two of our favorite dinner treats are breakfast dishes that Doug makes at FCFB&B. The cinnamon rolls and breakfast casserole are on the website above. Click on the link to favorite recipes. I made the Breakfast Casserole last night for dinner and we always gobble it up– and it is so easy and so yummy! If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend a stay with Doug and Rita. They are wonderful hosts and their B&B is one of the nicest we’ve experienced. (Yea, we’re really wealthy and have stayed at a multitude of B&B’s — ha,ha! If ya believe that I’ve got some swampland in Florida I’ll sell ya at a bargain too 🙂 But we do treat ourselves every so often.
The other family favorite (Bubba esp. likes it) is:
Dougs French Toast Strada with Apple Cider Syrup
1 1b. loaf unslice french bread (I use any kind of bread and it is good)
1 8oz. package of cream cheese
2 1/2 cups milk
6 Tbsp. butter/marg melted
1/4 C maple or regular syrup
Cube bread and place 1/2 in greased 13x9x2 dish. Top with creme cheese, then remaining bread cubes. Mix remaining ingredients until well combined. Pour mixture evenly over bread. Using a spatula press layers down to moisten. Cover with plastic wrap and refridgerate 2-24 hours. Remove plastic wrap and bake 35-40 minutes or until center sets and edges are golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes. Slice and serve with apple cider syrup.
Apple Cider Syrup
1/2 C sugar
4 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 cup apple cider or juice (juice works well)
1 T lemon juice
2 T butter/marg
In a small saucepan stir together first 3 ingredients. Then stir in apple cider/juice and lemon. Cook and stir the mixture over medium heat until it thickens and bubbles. Then cook and stir 2 additional minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in butter until it melts. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
(We double this and then have enough for leftovers too)