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Happy Mother’s Week!

7 May

From me to you: Happy Mother’s Week!

Each year our elementary school turns Teacher Appreciation Day into Teacher Appreciation Week. Every day our kids bring one gift in to their teachers and on one of the days a group of the moms contribute items towards a Teacher Appreciation Brunch in their honor.

I want a week.

We have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparent’s Day, Christmas Day, and of course, they say “every day is Children’s Day,” and then we have Teacher Appreciation Week.

So I’ve decided to give us moms a whole week this year. I hereby deem this week Mother’s Week. If you are a mom, congratulations and thank you for all that you do for your children!

In honor of Mother’s Week I’m going to give you five days of recipes that you can use on Mother’s Day (or any day during Mother’s Week) to treat yourself or the moms in your life. I’m even using one of them for the Teacher Appreciation Week Brunch on Tuesday.

I’m starting with a recipe from my own mom today (shocker, I know) and it’s called Mother’s Day Overnight French Toast, so I thought that’d be an appropriate one to start off our week with.

Thanks Mom and Happy Mother’s Week!


1 cup brown sugar
½ cup butter
2 Tbl. water
1 (29 oz) can sliced peaches, drained and sliced further so bread lays flat on top
12* (3/4 inch thick) slices French Country Bread (I use Seven Stars Durum Stick)
5 eggs
¾ cup heavy cream
1 Tbl. vanilla

This recipe is great for brunch any day, not just Mother’s Day!

Pinch of cinnamon

Spay 13×9 casserole dish with non-stick spray.
In a saucepan, stir together brown sugar, butter and water. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
Pour brown sugar mixture into a 9 by 13 baking dish, covering the bottom evenly.
Layer the peaches over the brown sugar mixture.
*Top with sliced French Country bread* (enough slices to fit casserole dish)
In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream and vanilla.
Slowly pour over the bread slices to coat evenly.
Sprinkle cinnamon over the top.
Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F. Remove the dish from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking.
Bake covered for 20 minutes then uncovered for 25-30 minutes, or until bread is golden brown.

Resolutions and Recipes: Overnight French Toast

8 Jan
Overnight French Toast

This is the version o overnight french toast that we make most often.

Those of you who know me, know that French Toast is one of my all-time favorite breakfasts. I like thick, thin, cinnamon, stuffed…..you name it, if it’s french toasted, I generally love it.

A few years back on Mother’s Day, my cousin Kim brought an Overnight French Toast to the brunch that was just amazing. I had to have the recipe. Ever since then we have used it almost any time we have a brunch here. Most recently we had it last Monday as our “last hurrah” breakfast before going back to school.

The recipe is quick and easy, and inexpensive to make which are my top qualifiers for a good recipe. We often host a birthday brunch for our family birthday parties since it’s a less expensive option than dinner, and this is a recipe that we use each time.

In the future I’ll also be sharing a couple of other Overnight French Toast recipes that I’ve had and are delicious as well. Today’s recipe I have shared on Facebook before, but the other two I have not shared before, so be on the lookout!


Mix and put on bottom of 9×13 pan:
1 1/2 sticks melted butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar

Layered and ready to go into the fridge overnight.

Layer Pepperidge Farm Big Bread or Texas style French Toast Bread 2 layers deep and fill in the spaces. (I get my Texas style bread either at PriceRite or Walmart. The one at Walmart is made by Wonder.)

Mix 6 eggs and 2 cups milk and pour on top.

Into the fridge it goes.

Leave overnight in fridge.

Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.

Top with maple syrup (generously) and broil for about 10 minutes until lightly browned and slightly crispy.

When we serve ours we usually cut the pieces in half since each half is two slices high.