Monday, July 30, 2012

Breakfast Nom

Happy Monday, Kitschies!  I hope you had a great weekend.  We didn't do much this weekend.  I got in a good skate Saturday morning, but other than that, we were kinda hermits...and that's ok.  School starts soon and I'm sure once it starts, there will be plenty to keep us busy.

When my family was here visiting, I went trolling Pinterest for some good recipes (you can follow me on Pinterest HERE).  I always find lots of great things on there and this recipe I'm sharing with you today is no exception.

French Toast Bake

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1 loaf Texas toast
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar for sprinkling
Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar....stir till mixed.  Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of 9 x 13 pan....spread around.  Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla. Lay single layer of Texas Toast in pan.  Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer.  Add 2nd layer of Texas Toast.  Spoon on remaining egg mixture.  Cover & chill in fridge overnight.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes (covered for the first 30 minutes).

Sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve with warm maple syrup (I don't do the syrup part).
NOTES:  This recipe can be doubled or halved.  I made a full recipe for 6 adults and it was just the right amount.  I half it for the 4 of us (2 adults, 2 kids).  The second time I made this, I made it up that morning and I couldn't tell the difference.
I was skeptical because you make it up ahead of time and put it in the fridge overnight.  Bread in egg overnight usually equals blech.  Not this time!  The top layer cooks up nice and toasted and the bottom, while soggy, is still delish!

My hubs doesn't do soggy bread but he eats this without trouble.  And trust me, you don't need syrup!  The brown sugar and butter on the bottom makes a great caramel sauce.

You should try this.  I've made a few recipes I've found on Pinterest but this one is definitely one of the best.

I'm going to try to post another Pinterest recipe later this week (along with some more nails, of course).

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Green Things

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Good morning, Kitschies!  I hope all of you in the Land of the Internets are doing well.  Can you believe it's almost August?!  Where has the Summer gone?  I remember taking Nate to his first day of Kindergarten and now it's almost time for him to start first grade.  *sigh*

I've been seriously horrible about blogging lately and I'm not gonna apologize!  LOL  I've been skating, reading (a lot!!), visiting with family, eating (probably more than I should), and watching TV (not a lot).  I'm home with Nate today and I thought I'd take advantage of the quiet (it's 7:30 and he's still in bed - that's how you know he's sick) and do some picture prep and maybe get a post (or a few, hopefully) knocked out.  I was reviewing the backlog of pictures and I came across this one that I'd forgotten about.

This is the gorgeous Zoya Midori.  It's a beautiful lime green with a golden flash.  It's bright but not overly obnoxious (say, like CC What A Shock!).

I love how the gold flash makes this green glow.  I'm not usually too partial to green polish, but this one is so pretty - it's a Zoya must have.  I had a bit of a thin spot near the cuticle on a few fingers but I don't think it's the polish's fault - probably more of a rush fault on my part.

Sorry this one's a little blurry.  I used Bundle Monster plate BM04 and ChG Jolly Holly for the stamping.

I don't usually post makeup looks but keeping in the swing of green things, I thought I'd share a look I did for the Albuquerque Comic Expo in early June.

I said I'm not too partial to green nail polish...but I loves me some green eyeshadow!  The gold is Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Hair Extensions, lime green is from the Maybelline Forrest Fury palette and the dark green is a base of the darker green in Forrest Fury with Fyrinnae Dark Fantasy over top.

I'm off to snuggle with Mr Nate.  Fevers are the worst!  Enjoy your day and come back soon - there will be more things shared on Kitschy Suburbia soon.