Day 8: French Toast for Brunch

Day 8 of our 25 Days of Christmas list was make French toast for brunch.  It ended up being an impromptu gathering with a few great friends of ours.  I decided to make it into a “French Toast Bar,” mimosas, pigs in a blanket, and left over mini apple pies included.  Tim’s best friend, Theresa, had an awesome idea to add to our festive afternoon.  “Let’s make a gingerbread house with Liam!”  You don’t have to twist my arm to do anything festive this year, especially with our love bug.  Even though he can’t build the house entirely, he can help by snacking on some of the goodies and say his favorite  word “Wow!”  He also enjoyed eating the mini marshmallows during our snowball fight in the living room.

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The French toast was AMAZING! (recipe below)  Everyone really enjoyed it.. thank goodness because this was my first attempt. Whew!

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FRENCH TOAST RECIPE

What you need:

  • French toast bread (thick kind)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey
  • 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • Hot maple syrup
  • Powdered sugar (optional)

Whisk together eggs, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.  On low heat melt butter in pan (I sprayed nonstick olive oil in pan prior so that nothing sticks).  Dip both sides of bread into mixture .  Not too much cause you don’t want it too soggy.  Fry in pan 2-3 minutes on both sides until golden brown.  Then sprinkle powdered sugar on top and finish with the warm maple syrup of your choice!

Viola!  Amazing French toast!

 

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Pancake Dippers

Don’t you mamas love Pinterest?  I love the inspiration you can get from all the photos and especially those recipes.  The problem is,  I bet most you have, is that I never go back and actually make them.  So lately, I’ve been cleaning up my boards and organizing them in a way that makes it look more appealing.  Doing that was also a great reminder of all my pins.   So much pinning, I forgot what I had.

So this past Sunday I tried Pancake Dippers.  There’s a little surprise in the…. BACON!!  I didn’t have a cute miniature mason jar to put the syrup in, so I drizzled it on top. Same difference.  Annnd note to self… next time I need to use the ketchup bottle to squeeze out the batter.  Since I didn’t have one, I scooped it out and put it in a large zip lock, but I cut the hole too big.  Wow, mess everywhere! lol

My Review:  The ketchup bottle would have been less messy and I think I’ll  use maple bacon for the next batch. YUM!

Husband’s Review:  “MORE BACON!” (next time I won’t cut them in half)
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Breakfast at Sweet Butter

 

June 7, 2013

One of my favorite places to go for breakfast in our neighborhood is Sweet Butter.   So far the best blueberry pancakes! They also have Dry Cucumber Soda….LOVE this drink (see below).  I have to order a few cases to cure my craving.  I’m excited to try it with a little bit of vodka too.  😉  There’s nothing like a refreshing cocktail in this summer’s heat!  Here are a few photos from our little outing in Sherman Oaks.

 

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Clearly Liam can’t wait to dip that spoon in a bowl of ice cream!
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What Liam Wore:

Hat & Shoes: Old Navy

Shirt: Crazy 8

Pants: GAP

CRAVINGS LATELY

Tim’s plate of chili cheese hotdog goodness. I’m confused…who’s pregnant?  lol

Here is my boring plate of self-control.  One hotdog minus the onions.

Lemon Cupcakes

When I first found out I was pregnant boy did the cravings kick in a little more.  Cupcakes were on my mind 24/7 and I had to make  a few (48 total) :/

Well, I don’t regret it! They were so delicious. I ate one morning, lunch, and two for dinner and I wasn’t alone.  Tim helped me gobble them up and even took some to work for his buddies.  Thank God! Because I was popping them in my mouth like popcorn.  Ughh, so hard to resist.

Thankfully I do crave some healthy foods like strawberries.  Tim’s mom, Sharon, took me to the Strawberry Farm in Ventura where we got to taste varieties of them.  I had no idea there were so many!  Half of them are in my freezer for smoothies and the rest are ready to eat.  I have them with fiber cereal and cottage cheese.

Breakfast Omelet Muffins

I wanted to try something different for our morning breakfast.  And since I am addicted to pinterest, I’ve been pinning lots of recipes to my Yummy In My Tummy board.  That’s where I got my lemon cupcakes recipe too.  So far so good! These egg muffins were so easy to make and you can add whatever you want.  Half were pork sausage and peppers and bacon cheddar cheese in  the rest.

 Our gummi bear is enjoying all this goodness in my belly!