Monday, January 27, 2014

Do project life – 2013

I’ve been scrapbooking since I was a junior in high school.  For 2013, I took a slightly different approach to documenting and embarked on Project Life.  I am so thankful I did!  While I’ve always taken lots and lots of photos, I only take them when something big happens.  Project Life forced me to document the little every day events that make up so much more of our life.  It has been so rewarding to see all of 2013’s blessings reflected back to me in one nice, neat (extremely large and heavy) scrapbook.  Project Life, I think you will be sticking around a little while longer.

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Completed: January 3, 2014

Saturday, January 4, 2014

40 Recipes | Overnight French Toast

Recipe Source: Pinterest
Made : December 29, 2013

¼ cup butter, melted
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 loaf of French bread, sliced into 1 ½ inches thick
8 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
½ cup pecans, measured then chopped
1/8 teaspoon salt
Maple syrup and powdered sugar to top (optional)

1. In a small bowl combine brown sugar and melted butter and pour on the bottomw of a 9x13 baking dish.
2. Arrange slices of bread in the baking dish overlapping if necessary.
3. Combine milk, eggs, vanilla, salt, cinnamon, and ginger in a bowl and pour evenly over bread slices.
4. Sprinkle chopped pecans over bread slices.
5. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4-12 hours.
6. in the morning, take the casserole out of the fridge for at least 10 minutes while you are preheating the oven to 350 degrees.
7. Bake casserole for 30-35 minutes.  If top starts browning too quickly place a foil loosely over the top of the casserole for the last 10 minutes or so.
8. Remove casserole from over and let it cool slightly before serving.  Serve with a dusting of powered sugar and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Thoughts:  I wanted more of a traditional French toast.  This was too eggy.  I really liked the idea of it though.  Still looking for something that is easy to make and doesn’t take too long in the mornings to prepare.

Verdict:  Make again?  Probably not.