Thursday, May 27, 2010

Little Syd is Offically 2....

Where does the time go??

We had a party for the girls this past weekend at Chuck-E-Cheese. It was fun & I am really glad we didn't have it outside - Sunday ended up being really warm out!

Today we will play & eat will be a good day.....

This is Syd last year on her birthday - all tired out & dirty from playing in thier new playhouse

Here she is this past Easter...they do grow up so fast don't they?

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A little planting.....

I officially have an herb garden. I am pretty excited about it. We have parsley, chives, lemon balm, dill and basil in there so far. I also did a little bit more planting. We got our little lilacs in, a few flower pots planted and some planting done in the front of the house (lilies, hostas, lily of the valley & buttercups). I also have more annuals to plant (translate - more pots to get!) and my veggies to plant.

I hope you all had a nice weekend.....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Banana Overnight French Toast with Syrup Baked In!

6T butter or Margarine
1-1/2c Packed Brown Sugar
5 large, ripe bananas, cut into 1/2" thick slices
1 loaf french or Italian bread sliced 1" thick - I used cinnamon bread & it was great
6 eggs
2c milk
2 t vanilla extract
1t ground cinnamon

-melt butter in a microwave safe bowl for about 30 seconds or so until melted, stir in brown sugar. Pour & press sugar mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 glass or stone baking dish
-place sliced bananas on top of sugar.
-whisk eggs, then mix in vanilla, milk & cinnamon
-I had 2 layers of bread in mine so, place 1 layer of bread on top of the fruit & then pour about half the egg/milk mixture on top. Then put on second layer of bread & pour the rest of the milk mix on top.
-Press gently to help it soak in
-cover with plastic wrap & let it sit at least 2 hours to overnight.
-Uncover and bake at 350 for 45-50 minutes until bread is browned & knife is clean when inserted into the middle


We had this on Sunday & it was SO good! I'm sorry I don't have a picture because I had served it all before I thought about it.
Also sorry I've slacked on posting. I've been busy. Just plain old busy. And my next True Blood book came out last Tuesday so I had to sit & read that of course!

Monday, May 3, 2010

4 years ago today....

My little Audrey was has been a crazy (but wonderful) life ever since that day!

Thank you so much for bringing so much joy into my life.