Thursday, April 10, 2014

French Toast Casserole

Today, I had 10 kids and 7 moms over for a brunch. It was our little Easer celebration before things get too crazy next week. We ate, we made little Easter Baskets out of recycled soda bottles (I will post pictures this weekend at some point), and we had an Easter Egg Hunt! It was a fun and delicious day! My main course was this delicious, inexpensive,  and very easy to make French Toast Casserole. I love casseroles and bakes that you prepare the night, it makes the mornings so much easier! Give this one a try, your family and friends will thank you for it!!  

 

French Toast Casserole


Ingredients

1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
14 slices of white bread or Texas Toast bread
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top

Directions

Melt butter in microwave & add brown sugar, mix until combined.

Pour butter/sugar mix into bottom of a greased  9 x 13 pan and spread evenly.

 Beat eggs, milk, & vanilla until combined. 

 Cut the bread slices in half and lay a single layer of bread in pan over the butter/brown sugar mixture.

Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture evenly on top of the layer of bread.
  Add the second layer of bread on top o the other and spoon remaining egg mixture on top.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon and cover & refrigerate overnight.

Remove the casserole from the fridge and let it sit for 30 minutes. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and let it bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Uncover and bake for another 15 minutes or until bread is puffed and golden.
  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup if desired.

I prefer it without the syrup, this recipe is plenty sweet! Enjoy!
 
 
Trust me, it tastes even better than it looks!


 

 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Free Mambo Sprouts Coupon Book!!!


Head on over and request a Mambo Sprouts coupon book filled with manufacturer coupons for organic and natural products! This coupon book will be sent to the first 50,000 people who request it.

Ready, Set, PEEPS!!!


It is time to race!
Ready, Set, PEEPS!
 
 
We made these adorable (and yummy) cars out of Twinkies.
We used half of a large marshmallow to make each wheel and a pretzel for the steering wheel.
So simple and fun to make with the kids!
 
 

PEEPS on Skateboards!!

 
My kids and I had so much making these with their friends!
They were so easy to make, we used Vienna cookies, Gummy Life Savers, and a tiny bit of frosting to make the skateboards.


Friday, April 4, 2014

Plastic Easter Egg Wreath

This is a simple Easter decoration that I threw together in minutes that really helped brighten up my house.  I simply glued 9 large plastic Easter eggs together with my low temperature glue gun and then tied a string to it.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Easy Easter Wreath Craft for Kids

 
This weekend, my husband and my older son went camping with our Boy Scout Troop. Unfortunately, it was a very rainy weekend, it rained all three days of their trip.
With them away, it left my little guy and I with the house to ourselves. We decided to make it a craft weekend. This easy Easter Wreath is one of the crafts we made.
 
 
I love simple crafts that I can make with things that I have on hand!
We used a paper plate, a little Easter grass, construction paper, and school glue.
  
 
I cut out some egg shapes from construction paper using a template that I found on Google.
For a standard paper plate, you will need 6-7 eggs.
I cut the middle out of the paper plate to make our "wreath."
 
 
 I put glue all over the plate and my son stuck some grass onto it.
We put more glue on the eggs and he placed them where he wanted them.
 
 
He added a little Easter Bunny to the middle.
We let it dry and then I trimmed the grass with scissors.
 
 
He enjoyed making his wreath so much that he wanted to make a second one!
I had him "decorate" the eggs with crayons for the second one.
 
 
 
 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Super Cute (and Easy) Bunny Garland

 
I made this simple and absolutely adorable garland this weekend.
It was a lot of cutting, but it was all easy cutting.
I used a PEEPS Bunny Template that I found on Favcrafts.com while searching on Google.
I cut my bunnies out of cardstock, punched small holes in the ears to hang them on string, and then glued cotton balls on for their tails.
As my son always says-- "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!"

 
My girlfriend came by and fell in love with it, she had to make a set for herself.
I like it so much, I decided to make a second set to hang in the dining room.