This week we rushed around getting ready for company. Greg's parents have been here and the boys have been in grandma & grandpa heaven!
Today we went to the zoo, it was a lot of fun as always! Grilled out this evening and even ate dinner in the dining room! Tomorrow we're going to go to the park then make our birdseed valentines.
So in payment for my lack of blogging... I give you one of my favorite recipes. I made it for breakfast this morning! Big time YUM!
French Toast Casserole
6 1/2 cups of bread cubed
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tblspn butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
Lightly butter 9 x 13 casserole dish
Line dish with bread cubes
Mix everything else together except butter in a bowl, then pour over bread cubes in dish
Dot the top of mixture with the butter
Let stand 5-10 min
Bake @ 350 for about 30 min
Drizzle syrup over top and serve (or eat out of pan, lol!)
Random ideas that I've done for this dish at times...
** I like to throw in a few slices of raisin cinnamon bread to cube up for an extra something**
** I also save and freeze the bread "butts" and about every month can make a casserole using them so they're not wasted!**
** I like to sprinkle some powder sugar over the top**
** I've also taken it out half way through cooking, dotted mixture with cream cheese, then put back in to finish baking - makes for some yummy bites**
Seriously, it's a big time fave and super easy! I have a friend that upgraded my recipe and turned into more of a bread pudding. (hi Shell!)
In the meantime, back to visiting! Oh and they gave me this last night:
So yah... see ya when I see ya ;) Nah, just kidding (a little bit) I love blogging too much!!