Our weekend consisted of a hodge-podge of FUN. Brian and I had an AMAZING date on Friday night. We went into town and had sushi at Nakama. I love it there. As a stay at home mom, when we go out, I really have no desire to sit in a quiet or stuffy restaurant for date-night. I want loud, fun, tons of people, great food… you get the idea! Nakama is just that, not to mention, you’re bound to see ‘someone cool’ too – In our case, Pouncy from the Pittsburgh Steelers. We ordered the ‘Nakama Sushi Platter’ and there were at least 40 pieces of sushi on it. Brian’s fav was the salmon and mine was probably the crab ~ mmmm. I love that my husband loves sushi because its by far my favorite food! It was such a beautiful night to walk the streets after dinner. We chatted, stopped into the ‘S Bar’ and had a cocktail, looked at desserts & chocolates through the window of a cute little store (& didn’t stop because we were beyond stuffed) ~ It was just great. The whole night. I love being married to Brian. and I love that its still so much fun to flirt with him too ; )
I love to cook a delicious breakfast on Thanksgiving morning but if you’re hosting Thanksgiving Dinner, the last thing you want to do is wake up and cook a gourmet breakfast all the while making a mess in your kitchen. This was so easy to put together, not to mention, the clean up was, well, there was no clean up! Everything went straight in the dishwasher & I was one happy mama! This will be a perfect start to Thanksgiving Day! I can already picture us in our Pj’s watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, sipping coffee and eating my…
~ Baked Pumpkin French Toast ~
* OK, I went a little happy with the Powdered Sugar * Read the rest of this entry
OH ‘L’ — That’s one of my girl friends 😉 She graced our play group with this dish maybe a year or two ago and when I make it, I’m speechless.
A PERFECT SUNDAY MORNING BREAKFAST
Caramel French Toast
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 Tbsp. corn syrup
8 slices of Italian Bread (buy good bread!)
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
Garnish – Warm Syrup
- Combime the first 3 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a full boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer until thickened (about 2-3 min)
- Pour into greased 9×13 baking pan & arrange bread slices in a single layer on top. (set aside)
- Combine eggs with remaining ingredients-Mix Well & Pour over bread.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning, uncover and bake at 350 until golden brown (about 40 min.)
- Drizzle with syrup & serve!
mmmmm…. Have a wonderful Sunday.