Friday, November 28, 2014

Egg Souffle




I was up early on Thanksgiving morning, cooking, organizing serving dishes and getting ready to put the turkey in the oven. I also made a simple breakfast for my family to enjoy while watching the parades. This Egg Souffle is a dish that can be prepared the night before, but works just as well prepared the morning you wish to enjoy it. It is also very adapatable; I don't usually add other ingredients like ham, peppers or onions, but you could and it would be delicious. It puffs up beautifully when you bake it and looks very pretty on your table when prepared in an oven safe bowl.

I got this recipe from an old friend and it was always her signature breakfast item at many a brunch I attended at her home. The best recipes are those shared from friends :-)


Egg Souffle

12 slices frozen white bread

6 eggs

2 cups milk

1/2 lb. shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 stick butter, melted

salt and pepper to taste

Remove crust from frozen bread. Dice into small squares. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray (I use a oven safe pasta bowl). Layer bread and cheese. Mix eggs, milk, salt and pepper with a whisk until well blended. Pour mixture over bread and cheese. Press down lightly on bread to makes sure all is soaked well with egg mixture. Top with melted butter. Let sit about 1 hour or overnight in fridge. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy!


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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Upstairs Bathroom Update {reveal}




In the midst of Thanksgiving preparations, I have also been busy giving my upstairs bathroom a fresh new look. No renovations, but some paint on the walls, a new shower curtain, rugs and towels and some brightly colored new accessories. The biggest job was stripping the wallpaper and that in itself gives the room a whole new look.



The wall color is Behr Subtle Touch from Home Depot and it's really just a white with a hint of a silver grey. The canvas prints, shower curtain, towels, rugs and candles are all from Target. The funky metal hook is from a fun Etsy shop called Boldhouse. The shelf was purchased from Ikea many years ago for my daughter's bedroom and I updated it for the bathroom with a coat of bright pink paint. I'm really happy with the green and pink colors I chose as a contrast and great pop of color to the neutral walls.



And, the best thing is that I finished it just in time for my daughters to enjoy since they will both be home for Thanksgiving weekend.

Happy Tuesday!


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Monday, November 24, 2014

Last Home Game




It was the last home game and the last game of our tailgating season on Saturday and we along with 70,000 other hardy Michigan souls braved the cold, icy and rainy weather to cheer on our Spartans on senior day. It was the first time in twenty years that snow had to be removed from the field and seats at Spartan Stadium, but we dressed for the elements in many layers, wrapped up in stadium blankets and still had so much fun watching another win.

Since in was senior day, there were a lot of bittersweet memories to be made and a lot of goodbyes for the senior football players, band members and cheerleaders. It is a tradition to kiss the Spartan head in the middle of the field on the last game and they all had their chance to do that. Melissa and her friends were sad it was their last home game in the student section, but know they will be back as future alumni.



After the game, instead of braving the cold outside, we went to our favorite mexican restaurant restaurant from our days as students and finally warmed up and thawed out. Of course, the best margarita around might have helped with that process! We had a wonderful tailgating season and look forward to next year.

Happy Monday!


Friday, November 21, 2014

A Beautiful Book Club Evening




What a beautiful evening and dinner we had at my book club last night. Our hostess outdid herself in the midst of her Thanksgiving preparations and prepared a special night for us with a fall menu that was pretty close to perfect. Her table was set with a lovely green place setting from Ireland and the flowers were nothing short of breathtaking. We sat around this beautiful table and enjoyed a kale salad with dried cranberries and a walnut vinegrette, acorn squash stuffed with a delicious mixture of wild rice, turkey sausage, apples, and cranberries and roasted autumn vegetables on the side.



The dessert was a decadent chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and raspberries that was melt in your mouth delicious. We told our hostess it looked pretty enough to be in a display case at a high end bakery.



I was fascinated by this bouquet of flowers in her kitchen and when I asked what kind they were, was shocked to find they were heads of kale. I will be looking to replicate this unique arrangement on Thanksgiving.



The book we discussed this month was an interesting choice that many of us did not care for, but in the end were glad we had the chance to read. Travels with My Aunt by Graham Greene was published in 1969 and is an enlightening look at the time in which it takes place. We agreed that subject matter that was probably somewhat shocking at the time of publication, seemed somewhat dated. We also discovered a movie by the same name was produced in the late 1970's starring our favorite from Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith.

At this time of thanksgiving, so thankful for my book club friends.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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