“Uuuummmmm…..Mommy, Latkes don’t fly! Why would they do that?”
So started my subway ride downtown with my super-curious, constantly questioning 5 year old. As the train rumbled on, I must’ve heard 17 versions of that question (statement?)…
Well, it turns out that sometimes they do.
Adapted by Arthur Yorinks from his children’s book, “The Flying Latke” is the story of a chaotic family celebration of the first night of Hanukkah. After a disagreement between cousins, a food fight ensues and a latke (potato pancake traditionally made for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah) flies out the window and is mistaken for a UFO, sending the world into a panic and trapping the Silversteins in the house for 8 days with nothing but a never-ending supply of latkes to eat.
French toast is definitely a favorite family breakfast, but there are few mornings (even Sundays) when I want to stand over the stove making piece by piece and worrying about keeping them warm in the oven so that we can all eat together.
With this recipe, I slice the bread, stir the ingredients together…stick it all in the oven at one time and we can all sit down to eat french toast together 🙂