Overnight Blueberry French Toast

Well hello!  Happy New Years Eve to you my fine friends!  Hope 2012 has been a good one for you and that you are ready and geared up for 2013!  

Perhaps you're having company tonight?  Perhaps they'll still be around New Years Day around breakfast time?  Perhaps you are looking for a little something to feed them?  Well well well.  Look no further.  I've got your hook up right here... 
Overnight.  Blueberry. French Toast. 

As the Brandon would say....stop traffic
And you know what? Traffic should stop for this.  Because it's that good.  I made it Christmas morning and it really was a treat.  A large treat.  A treat that could have fed 14 moderately hungry adults.  Unfortunately for us, we were just two adults and an Akita that didn't understand why he couldn't have what we were having.  And we weren't even moderately hungry because there were also Sister Schubert pigs in a blanket.  

Sooooo.  If you are looking for something quick and easy to throw together to feast upon on New Years Day...make this.  Seriously, because it's full of cream cheese and eggs and if you've set a New Years resolution to reign in your eating, you're not going to be able to eat it again until you start letting yourself cheat.   

Overnight Blueberry French Toast
adapted from Six Sisters Stuff

For the French Toast:
1 loaf of french bread, cut into cubes
8 oz cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 cup of blueberries (frozen works fine)
12 large eggs
1/3 cup of syrup
2 cups of milk

For the blueberry syrup: 
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tbl cornstarch
1 cup blueberries (frozen still works fine)
1 tbl butter

To make the French toast, arrange half of the french bread in a large baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Sprinkle cream cheese cubes and blueberries evenly over the bread, top with remaining bread.  Mix together eggs, syrup and milkpour evenly over the bread.  Cover with foil and place in the refrigerator over night. 

When you are ready to cook it up, preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake covered for 30 minutes, bake uncovered for another 30 minutes.  

Towards the end of the time your French toast is baking, get to work on the sauce.  In a medium sauce pan, cook water, sugar and cornstarch until it starts to thicken.  Add in the blueberries and allow it to simmer for 10 minutes.  Add butter and stir until melted.  Serve over the french toast.   


A Few on Friday

Hiiiii!  Happy Friday!  Although it doesn't really feel like Friday, it feels more like Wednesday.  I've been a confused chica all week.  Ha!  Whatevs.  I spend 87% of my time a touch confused...
1.  Am I the only one that ripped their tree down December 26?  Don't get me wrong.  I lurve Christmas and the Christmas season.  This one, especially, seemed really fun and festive.  Howevs.  When it's done...it's done.  My house is laid out pretty choppy-like so losing that corner to a tree, even if its just for a month, seems to make a difference!  But worry not.  I still have this little guy greening up the den.  
And, yes, I've discovered PicFx on the iPhone and can't get enough of the bokeh feature.  And,  yes, you might not really be able to see the little guy to well because A) the lighting in my den is a touch orange and B) I took the pic whilst laying on my couch across the room instead of getting up and walking over to it.  I started being lazy at about 3pm on Christmas Day and it hasn't really let up since them.  

Oh, well.  

ANYWAY.  It's a Christmas Cactus!  And I want it to live and grow and thrive!  Anyone got any suggestions?  It's got a little wilt action going on right now.  According to my green thumbed friend Brantley, snipping said wilt action should help.  So that's what I did. 

2.  I should probably spend less time playing on iPhone photo editing apps and rambling on about my Christmas Cactus and more time reading my book, Life of Pi.  Eeeeeeeee it's so good.   But sometimes, a girl just likes to ramble. 

3.  I really don't like to do a lot of regretting of things. However, I threw my snuggie away in a fit of cleaning induced craziness and I am really regretting it since this sharp drop in temperature.   I get it.  On the grand scheme of things, this is really a non issue.  But I'm still a little chilly. 

4Check out this guy
His name is Dan (I call him Daniel and sing that Elton John song to him) and he is Chickey's green eyed Christmas golden doodle hound.  We love him but will probably wait until he gets a little older for him and my Browne hound to meet.  He charges like a puppy and Big Browne doesn't love being charged by small things.  He also doesn't love the backseat of a sedan.  Look at that face.....
It's all we got Browne hound, I'm so very sorry.  But you lived under that house that time so this should be fine....

5.  Guys.  We got New Years coming up.  What are ya'll doing?  More imortantly, what are ya'll wearing?  I'd like to don (done? dawn? help.) something with a little sparkle to it.  I was going to order this super cute sequined skirt but it wasn't going to get here until after the New Year.  I don't know about you but I don't have a ton of events coming up that would require I wear a sequined skirt, so there you go.  Once upon a time, I ordered a super cute one shoulder sequins number from the Forever 21.  

Now, I don't have any business ordering anything from Forever 21 because I am (proudly!) a gal with curves and (proudly!) a gal that doesn't love dresses creeping up to no mans land while in public.  This dress not only overly hugged said curves and creeped all night long but also rubbed me raw.  Sequins under the arm aren't really the best idea.  If you tool around on my Facebook albums long enough, you'll find a picture.  

Happy weekend dear friends!  Take care and do something awesome! 


Just In Case You Were Wondering

If you need me, I'll be eating lettuce and running in an attempt to recover from the amount of cream cheese and milk punch I've ingested over the last few days.
find it here
Not sure why you'd need me; just putting it out there. 
Hope you had wonderful Christmas! 



Merry, Merry!

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For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.   Isaiah 9:6

Merry Christmas to you and your people.  I hope that on this day you find love and joy and peace and laughter and lots of really good food!!