French Toast with Pear-Cranberry Compote
Make Ahead Tip: Prepare compote (Step 1), cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days; reheat before serving.
To stale bread naturally, store at room temperature in a paper (not plastic) bag for 2 to 5 days. If you don't want to wait, bake sliced bread on a large baking sheet at 250°F until crisped and dry, 15 to 20 minutes.
2 starch, 1 fruit, 1 other carbohydrate, 1 medium-fat meat, 1 fat