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SUPER Moon March 17, 2011

Filed under: Parenthood,Sharing and Caring — clappingonthedownbeat @ 4:27 PM

Got plans for this weekend? If you find yourself anywhere with a clear sky, make sure you have a look up at some point to witness the largest moon in almost two decades starring back at you.

On Saturday, the moon will will be just 356,577 kilometers from the Earth, its closest in 18 years. Astronomers say an event like this has happened 15 times in the last 400 years.

Supermoon happens when the moon is marginally nearer to Earth in its orbit than normally, and this effect is most remarkable when it happens simultaneously with the full moon. It is given the name Supermoon since the actual alignment is very distinct and as a result, one might think it would have some effect.  The “super” in the expression supermoon, is actually just reference to the fact that it only gives the impression of it being nearer, but in reality there is no difference.

In honor of the “Big” moon, you can celebrate with Extreme French Toast for breakfast!

  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup 2% low-fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon burbon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 (14 ounce) package  Cap’n Crunch, crushed
  • 6 thick slices egg bread (Challah)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl until smooth. Pour in the cream, milk, vanilla extract, burbon,cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg; whisk until smooth. Pour the crushed cereal into a shallow dish; set aside. Dip the egg bread into the egg mixture two pieces at a time until the egg has been soaked into the center of the slices, about 30 seconds per side. Press the soaked bread into the crushed cereal until coated on both sides. Set the finished slices aside on a piece of waxed paper.
  2. Melt the butter in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the French toast in the hot pan until golden on both sides, about 3 minutes per side.
  3. Serve with powdered sugar or syrup!
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