Friday, October 24, 2014

Delicious Egg Casserole and MORE!

The other day I shared with you a breakfast that I had for several friends. I have gotten many e-mails asking me to share the recipes. So, here they are!
Egg Casserole:
Butter 6 pieces of bread and cut into cubes. (I used a multi grain bread as a denser bread seems to work best).
Grease a 9x12 pan and spread bread cubes in the pan.Grate 1/2 lb. of sharp cheddar cheese (or one bag) and cook 1/2 pound of bacon.Spread cheese over bread then crumble bacon over the cheese.Beat 6 eggs in 3 cups milk(I use skim) add S and P to taste. Pour over mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 350 for 30-35 mins. ENJOY!!!!

French Toast Casserole:
1 loaf (1 pound) French bread (I used whole wheat) cut into cubes
8 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups 2%milk
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract (I used 2)
3/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. butter
3 Tbls. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Maple syrup (optional)...but not to me:)

Place bread cubes in a greased 9x13 in. baking dish. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, sugar,vanilla and salt.Pour over the bread.Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Dot with butter. Combine sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over the top.
Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 mins. Serve with warm maple syrup. Yield 12 servings.
I always make these for guests and for Christmas and/or Thanksgiving morning.I always serve them with a fruit salad too. Hope you qwill try these and ENJOY!!!!!I am partying here:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Breakfast for Friends!

On Monday I hosted 11 women for breakfast! They are all neighbors and now friends! We had a good time and I thought I would share some of it with you! I set the kitchen table and the dining room table. For the kitchen table I used my everyday Fall dishes. I also shortened the garland that I made last week so that people could sit at the ends of the table.
 No stacks of dishes for this breakfast, everyone just grabbed a plate and went to the breakfast bar to get their food.

 In the dining room I used a mix of plates.
 These that are now my FAVORITES and...
 these on the ends. Everything had a leaf component that day.
 I set up the buffet area of the kitchen for the breakfast bar.
 I had some mini cranberry/orange muffins,

 French toast casserole (oh honey!), with maple syrup for drizzling over it.
 Bacon and egg casserole,
 and fruit salad.
 I set up water, juices and apple cider here.
 Got these great bottles that came with the chalkboard labels AND chalk at Walmart for less than $5.00 each! I am going to get a couple more!
 Everyone had a good time, they stayed til noon:) I am sorry I didn't get any pics of the guests but I was having fun too:):)
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Monday, October 20, 2014

A Touch of fall in the Master

I found this animal print pumpkin so HAD to get it and use it in the master.I love this bedding for fall and also love a touch of animal print in ANY room at ANY time of year!
 These colors make my heart happy!
 This is the sitting area of the master. I come in here and read in the winter or watch TV sometimes.
 I got these pillows last year for a steal! They were less than $9.00 each! The colors are so beautiful to me. As you can see the sun pours in here all afternoon so it is fun to snuggle up in the throw and read on a cold winter day.

 And I have my sweet girl right beside me:)

 I do have more recent pictures of her in my office where I can see them more.
 A faux succulant garden

 The colors in the artwork work so well in here. If you would like to see more of the bedding you can see it here:

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 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
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Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A New Fall table with NEW Dishes!!!

OMGoodness, I have been dying to share this with you. My friend Mary at Home is Where the Boat Is  blog, got these dishes from Mikasa in exchange for advertising for them. When I saw her GORGEOUS post, I FELL IN LOVE wuth the dishes and told Mary I was going to get some. She e-mailed me and asked if she could SEND THEM TO ME!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAAATTT???? I was exstatic! They are just beautiful, truly, and are in the colors that I LOVE! I will use these for many years to come! So without further ado, here is my table. Hope you like it. This is a service for 4 but I just set the table for Joe and I.

 I started with a beige tablecloth to give a neutral background to the table to highlight the dishes. Then I made a garland. I started with a VERY basic leaf garland and just added to it! I am a bad blogger and forgot to get a picture when I started, sorry!!!
 I added one of my berry garlands, some fresh cut hydrangeas from the yard

 a pine cone found while out on my walk
 and a monkey ball found on the same walk

 The inside of the bowl is plain so I added some leaves:)
 And a little "fluff" under the bowls adds texture and pizazz!!!

 I gathered 3 napkins this time; green, beige and orange, mimicing the colors of the leaves on the plates.
 gathered in a leaf embossed ring
 I added a simple candle holder and my cute squirrel. I like squirrels now that we aren't in the woods and they aren't destroying everything in sight:):) And now that it is getting dark earlier we can light our candle at dinner!!

 Oh how I love Fall, these dishes and colors!!! This makes my heart happy.

My trusty brown bamboo flatware are used all during Fall.

 My dollar store goblets are perfect too.
I found these carved gourds several years ago and have never used them. Aren't thet great!?

 Let's light that candle!

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 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
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Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
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