Sunday, May 17, 2015

J's First Birthday Party

For J's First birthday we had a puppy theme birthday party!  Here's what was on the menu:

-Puppy Chow
-Vanilla Cupcakes 
-Dill Pretzels
-Fruit with Cheesecake Fruit Dip

Cheesecake Fruit Dip
makes a lot!

- (2) 8 oz. Packages Cream Cheese, Softened
- 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
- (1) 8 oz. Cool Whip

Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth.  Add in cool whip until combined. Refrigerate 45-60 minutes and serve with all of your favorite fruit!

Easy Overnight French Toast

Easy Overnight French Toast
serves 6-8

3 Small Loafs French Bread, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Slices
1 1/2 Cups Milk
3 Eggs
1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg
1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Butter
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup
2 Tablespoons Powdered Sugar

Lightly coat a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.  Arrange the bread in the dish so the pieces are upright.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, mix together milk, eggs, cinnamon, and nutmeg and evenly pour over the bread.  Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least 2 hours).  Bake uncovered at 350 for 30-35 minutes.  While the french toast is baking, melt butter in a small sauce pan.  Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and cook until well combined and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.  Pour evenly over the french toast when it is done baking and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  Serve immediately to your eagerly waiting house guests.

I wish I had gotten a picture of the whole dish, but I was too impatient and was already on my second helping when I realized I had not yet taken the photo!  
If you're wondering what this food blogger's favorite food is, I will tell you - it is French Toast!  And this recipe is top-drawer... the best of the best!  Next time you are having a slumber party, whip this up and I promise you will not be disappointed!