Can I just share the most annoying thing with you?
Last week, I decided to finally take the plunge and order a netbook. I’d been contemplating getting one for a long time since I travel pretty frequently for work, and was looking forward to having something super portable to bring with me during my travels (mostly so I could blog on the road!).
Last night, I got home and the package had arrived!
I excitedly tore it open to reveal my shiny new (refurbished) Asus netbook.
Inside the box, along with the netbook, was a wall charger and a battery, so I started to put the battery into the netbook and realized something wasn’t quite right.
The battery doesn’t even remotely fit into the netbook and is the wrong one! ARGH.
So I tried to remain calm and called NewEgg.com, where I had ordered the netbook from, and after waiting on hold for 25 minutes, finally got a customer service rep on the other end. After giving her every detail about my order and my full contact information, I explained the situation to her and she was SO unhelpful and even chuckled on the phone. She said that when you order anything refurbished from NewEgg.com, you (apparently) agree that they will do their best to give you the appropriate “accessories” but that they don’t always have them on hand.
I did NOT realize that a battery was considered an “accessory” and there was a chance I’d get one that didn’t fit into the netbook! Her only solution was that I could send it back, and then once they received it they would send a replacement that would hopefully have the right “accessories.” You’ve got to be kidding me.
Then I called Asus directly and their customer service team was MUCH more helpful. I’m supposed to hear from them in 24-48 hours with an update and the CSR took my mailing address to ship a replacement battery to. I’ll keep you posted on how that goes, but…
DO NOT EVER ORDER ANYTHING FROM NEWEGG.COM!!!
I feel better already. End vent.
Onto more delicious things. Specifically:
Stuffed French Toast
I was flipping through Self magazine over the weekend while getting a pedicure and came across a simple recipe for stuffed french toast. It included using corn flakes to coat the french toast for an extra layer of crunch and I was intrigued. I made a mental note to try it, and after last night’s catastrophe (exaggerate much?) I decided breakfast for dinner was the only thing that would do.
- 1 cup Erewhon corn flakes (freebie from FitBloggin’ – SO GOOD)
- 1/2 cup egg whites (or one egg beaten with a splash of water)
- 2 slices cinnamon raising ezekiel bread
- 1 banana
- syrup of choice (I made some with peanut flour, vanilla extract, and water)
To start, pour the egg into a bowl that is wide enough for the bread to fit in easily.
If you’re using regular bread, I’d recommend adding some cinnamon, vanilla extract, stevia, or other flavorings of your choice to the egg. The bread I was using was flavorful enough on its own to not need anything but the egg!
Place the pieces one at a time in the egg and let it soak up about half the mixture.
Next, crumble about half the corn flakes on a plate.
Place the soaked bread on top of the flakes and then sprinkle the rest on top of the bread so both sides are coated.
Repeat with the other slice, and then carefully transfer them over to a preheated pan.
Let cook for 3-5 minutes, and then carefully flip over. Don’t worry if it gets a little messy – that’s encouraged.
Cook the second side for another 3-5 minutes, and then transfer one piece to your plate. Top with half a mashed banana and some syrup of your choice.
And then top with the second piece of french toast.
Carefully slice in half and serve with the other half of the banana, or your choice of fruit.
Though a little messy, this stuffed french toast TOTALLY hit the spot.
The cornflakes added a really nice element of crunch (Self magazine’s idea not mine) but they were a little difficult to keep on the bread during the flipping process.
I thought they might get a little soggy from the egg, but they stayed super crunchy and were a great contrast against the soft french toast. The middle layer of banana and peanut syrup was so creamy and really took this breakfast for dinner to the next level. SO good!
Do you ever eat breakfast for dinner? What’s your favorite thing to have if you do?
I have breakfast for dinner a few times a month, but almost always just eggs or an omelet. I rarely make sweet treats like this, but last night it was completely necessary.