Sunday, June 28, 2009

I already miss spring

and here's why:Also, we don't have air conditioning and it looks like it's going to be a hot summer. I could use some rain right about now.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Welcome to Summer

Yesterday was sunny and beautiful, so Brittney and I went to the park.

We sat under a tree and let our legs get some sun. Later on we checked out an antique store on Center Street that Sandi told me about. I found a necklace I'm in love with and I might need to go back for it.

Bryan and I picked cherries from his Grandpa's cherry tree which is completely loaded with fruit. We picked two big bags and I even climbed the tree to get some of the high up ones. They taste amazing and I'm excited to try out some cherry-related recipes.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

the most important meal of the day

When you don't have church until 1:00 pm, it leaves a lot of free time in the morning. This usually results in me sleeping in late, but this particular Sunday morning Brittney and I decided to make breakfast together. I had recently discovered an amazing recipe for French Toast, and Brittney had her Grandmother's recipe for homemade maple syrup, so it was a great collaboration.

Even though the two of us typically photo-document everything we do, we somehow forgot to take pictures of the whole cooking process, so
unfortunately I only have pictures of the end result.

French Toast

1 cup half-and-half (we used milk)
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in the microwave for 20 seconds
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old or stale bread
4 tables spoons butter


In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. Pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.

Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes (we put it back on the cooling rack and sheet pan to avoid getting the oven dirty). Repeat with all 8 slices. Serve immediately with maple syrup, whipped cream, or fruit.

Homemade maple syrup and orange juice completed our perfect meal. It was a great way to start the day.