Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Breakfast recipe


Gus has decided he wants us as a family to start eating less processed foods. So the first things we are trying to change are snacks and breakfast. I came across this recipe in a new cook book I got yesterday from a forum I am on called MOMYS. Every recipe in the book is laid out to feed at least 8 people which one day I will need since we are now a family of 5 with plans to expand more. With the exception of the white bread I used, a pretty good breakfast. (I need to start baking bread again) :)

Scrambled French Toast

4 eggs

2 cups of milk

2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

12 c of cubed day old bread

3 tbsp butter

1/3-1/2 cup sugar

In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add bread cubes and toss, let stand for 5 minutes. Melt butter in large skillet. Add bread cubes and stir until cooked and browned. Gradually add sugar a bit at a time, stir to coat evenly. Cook until all sugar is dissolved Yields 6-8 servings.

I cut the recipe in half, used 3 eggs and less milk and I used fresh bread since I just decided to try this spur of the moment. I also do not have nutmeg so did not add that either. It turned out just fine. I added sugar just a bit at a time until just sweet, it makes it sweet enough to not need syrup. I would say prep time was about 5 minutes and cook time around 10 to make sure all was cooked well.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My baby boy is growing fast and a link to homeschool interview

Our new addition is getting so much love and attention, his big brother and sister love him so much. Boog has asked for 5 more brothers and 4 more sisters and Baby girl is always asking if another baby is in my tummy :) I am glad they want more siblings since we do want to have more children. The baby is getting so big and already so strong, just look at him holding his head up high at 7 weeks old. I told Gus he will be walking before we know it.

I also wanted to post this link to an interview done here by a local homeschool mom of 4 who also runs the Homeschool Cottage in the neighboring town.