Wednesday, November 10, 2010

How to Celebrate, Part 2

Sunday morning started wonderfully! We got a whole extra hour of sleep and when I woke up I felt rested and relaxed.  I was thrilled for church, but a little sad it was only 7am, and I still had 3 hours to wait.  How to kill the time?

Mmmm, I know, how about a fantastic breakfast recipe!?

Baked French Toast
inspired from edible perspective

1 loaf French Bread, cubed
2 flax eggs (2 tbsp ground flax mixed with 6 tbsp water)
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 tbsp Almond Milk
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*

Mix your flax eggs and let sit.  Meanwhile, whisk together pumpkin, milk, sugar, spice, and vanilla.  Add flax eggs and pour over cubed bread in a bowl.  Stir (or shake, as I prefer) together until bread is well coated.  Place mixture in a greased bread pan, cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.  Uncover and bake 5 minutes longer.  You can also add toppings such as nuts and bananas during the last 5 minutes.  Try turning the heat to broil but check frequently so you do not burn.

It all started with this loaf of french bread that was in our freezer.  Leftovers from the Women of Worship beach retreat.
I diced it up and then mixed together all the ingredients, shaking together in a bowl.
Poured into a bread pan and placed into the oven:
I opted to add some bananas to the top at the end and broil for just a few minutes.
And served at the table with Trader Joe's Peanut Flour reconstituted with a little Almond Milk and sweetened slightly with Sucanat.
The rest of our Sunday Celebration consisted of cleaning, church and football.  The Bears won in honor of our anniversary! Aren't we lucky!
How do you celebrate? Do you find our celebrations to be a little mundane and a little like normal, everyday life? Here's our twist: if you call it a celebration, even every day tasks (including cleaning the bathrooms) can turn into a fun and favorite day!  Don't worry though, we have lots of more (exciting) celebrations to come!  Stay tuned for Part 3!

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