french toast monte cristo

     When we were planning the Starfish Reunion brunch menu, my daughter Kayla requested French Toast Monte Cristo sandwiches... I think she would eat this for every meal, if possible. They were a big hit with the bridal party and so simple to make.
French Toast:
Egg bread or thick sliced Italian bread
2 eggs, beaten to blend
1 cup lowfat milk
pinch of cinnamon
1/4 t. vanilla extract
Blend eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Dip bread in mixture to coat. Saute until golden brown on both sides. Two slices needed for each sandwich. 
Filling for each sandwich... increase as needed:
2 thin slices of ham
2 thin slices of turkey
1 slice, Swiss cheese
2 pieces of turkey bacon, cooked
Place filling ingredients between 2 slices of bread and toast in a panini press or cook on griddle or even the non-stick pan used to make the French Toast. Remove from pan and sprinkle with powdered sugar. Melt 1/4 c. of strawberry jelly in microwave. 
Dip sandwich in jelly and devour!

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