New designs and a new post! I am excited to share My Mom's Junk new look with you in my latest post!!! It's been quiet on the blog but behind the scenes, it has been a whirlwind of activity. It seems like if I'm blogging about something, I don't have time to get the project done. For my sanity, that's just not an option anymore. That being said, I'm working around the clock to prepare for my ... Read More about My Mom’s Junk New Look!
Mornings in our house are completely chaotic. Chaos is not unusual around here but I’m talking about more than our normal kind of crazy. “Normal” being a relative term. There is nothing normal about our family. We usually eat dinner together but I was really wanting everyone up and around in the morning, at the SAME time. The order of appearance is: Alex (up at dark :30 every morning since he was a baby), Willow (random sleep patterns. Thank you, Autism!), Chris (has to be at work by 8 am), Me (sluggish and desperately needing coffee from having August and Charlie kicking me all night), Charlie, Landon, August (God help us if he gets up too early), and last is Krystiana. She is our resident night owl and It’s like pulling teeth to get her up before 10:00! She enjoys the quiet at night and usually is up late writing. In fact, she is my blog editor;) Finding a way to get everybody up and eating breakfast together is a challenge. I’ve tried making a big breakfast in the morning but It’s too hard during the week. Everybody has to be somewhere at a different time and there is a huge mess to clean up before we start our day. I’m also cooking while kids are getting ready. No, thanks. Overnight recipes are the perfect solution for hectic mornings. Landon loves to cook. It’s his passion. We made this Overnight French Toast Casserole last night and everyone said they couldn’t wait to try it in the morning. As an added bonus the house smelled like a Yankee Candle;) This casserole tastes so amazing. My friend Stacya from Jacksonville, FL gave it to me. She served it for brunch and I had to have the recipe. Southern cooking is just the best!
- 1 cup brown sugar
- ½ cup butter
- 2 tsps pancake or maple syrup
- 5 eggs
- 1½ cup milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- pinch of cinnamon
- 2 apples thinly sliced
- 1 loaf french bread cut into one inch slices
- Cook together 1 cup brown sugar, ½ cup butter, 2 tsp syrup, until melted.
- Pour sauce into a 13 X 9 pan.
- Peel and slice the apples. Layer them over the cooked ingredients.
- Put french toast over the apples.
- Combine 5 eggs, 1½ cup milk, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 tsp brown sugar.
- Pour evenly over the bread.
- Cover and let sit overnight.
- Cook at 350 degrees, for 30 minutes.