Wednesday, December 31, 2008

My first lego house

As the mother of two boys, I thought it was very important to learn to build a lego house. Here is my first one....
It's simple and the bricks clearly don't match but it still works as a shelter for those many lego men and women that Santa brought.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

French Toast Souffle

All I can say is YUM! I served this on Christmas morning and it was a hit with kids and adults! It's easy to assemble the night before and put in the oven in the morning. The recipe can be found on You've Got Supper.

French Toast Souffle
Servings: 12 Prep Time: 15 min. Cook Time: 1 hour
This brunch dish is easier to make than it sounds, but just as delicious. You need to make it the night before and then it is ready to bake the next morning.

• 16 slice(s) hearty white bread
• 8 oz cream cheese
• 8 egg(s)
• 1 1/2 cup(s) milk, 2%
• cup(s) half n half
• 2 cup(s) maple syrup, divided
• 1/2 tsp vanilla
• 2 tbsp confectioners sugar

1. Cube slices of hearty white bread into one inch pieces.
2. Coat a 13 X 9 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
3. Beat cream cheese until smooth. Add 4 eggs, beat well, add the other 4 eggs and continue to beat. Add milk, half n half, 1/2 cup maple syrup, and vanilla and beat until smooth.
4. Pour cream cheese mixture over bread, cover, and refrigerate overnight.
5. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Remove casserole dish from fridge and let it stand at room temp for 30 minutes. Bake for 50 minutes - 1 hour or until set. Make sure it is cooked through and not mushy inside.
6. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Disco Invitation

My first Christmas as the proud owner of PaperCourt Press was great. I was busy but not too busy, if you know what I mean. I'm currently working on a birth announcement and two invitations.

Below is a Disco invitation I am doing for a sorority sister that I reconnected with on Facebook. Her daughter loves music and they plan to dance and Karaoke (which sounds so fun with a gaggle of 10-year-old girls).

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Until next year Grinch...


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