Food · Friends

Brunch with Friends!

“True Friends Never Apart Maybe in Distance But Never In Heart” -Helen Keller

This quote is so perfect for today! I had the opportunity to host a brunch today for two of my oldest and dearest friends and their babies! It was such a wonderful time! One of the girls was visiting from WA. It is such a blessing to know that after all of these years and the changes life brings, we are still such great friends. These girls are truly family to me!

I knew that it would probably be quite a while until we are all together again. So I wanted to make a nice brunch for them. The menu consisted of salad, muffins, doughnut holes, sandwich platter, french toast casserole, carrots, crackers, goat cheese and lemonade. I also made sure to have a fresh flower bouquet to add a special touch! Everything turned out wonderful! It really was a special time with good friends and good food! Their babies were absolutely adorable too! I will certainly be looking forward to our next visit!

If you are in the need for a brunch recipe idea try this french toast casserole! It is so easy to make and it is sure to be a hit!

French Toast Casserole

10 Eggs, Large

1 Tbs Vanilla Extract

2 Tsp Cinnamon, Ground

2 Tbs Maple Syrup

1 Loaf Thick Cut Bread

Cut the loaf of bread into pieces (about 1-2 inches) and place in a greased 9x13inch baking pan. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and maple syrup and beat with a whisk until well blended. Pour the mixture over the bread, making sure the pieces are evenly covered. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. The following day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Add the cinnamon streusel topping(see recipe below) evenly over the casserole and bake for 40 minutes, until it is lightly golden brown.  Serve with maple syrup, fruit, icing or anything that you like!

Cinnamon Streusel Topping

2 Tbs Butter, Unsalted & Firm

1/4 Cup Flour ( I used Oat)

2 Tbs Brown Sugar, Packed

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon, Ground

In a medium size bowl cut butter into flour, brown sugar, cinnamon using a pastry blender until crumbly. If you don’t have a pastry blender you can use 2 knives crisscrossing them.

Until next time… Enjoy!

Sincerely, Angela

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