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Feeding a Zoo

So lets have a show of hands - How many of you have children?

A lot of you?

How many of you feel like that when your children are teenagers you're going to have to get three jobs, and hire a professional grocery shopper, because they will eat you out of house and home?!

I do!

Devlin has been on a growth spurt, and its lasted for about a month or more. He's got growing pains. His back hurts, or his joints hurt. So the Tylenol comes out, and then there's feeding the ravenous boy.

Devlin has always {ALWAYS} had an appetite, even as a newborn. Suffice to say  - The boy can eat, a lot.

Which is why the recipe I made for Father's Day (and the week before) is  perfect for a small boy on a growth spurt.

What recipe is this? Well let me finally share it. :-)
Individual French Toast Stratas
from the Rachel Ray Magazine

Grocery Stuff:
6 Eggs
1-1/2 cups Half & Half
6 Tbsp Maple Syrup
1-1/2 Tsp Vanilla
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
Large Pinch of Salt
4 Cups Cubed (Country Bread - I used sandwich bread the first time, but then baked up some homemade wheat bread for the 2nd round. They both worked just fine.
2 Tbsp Butter, melted
2 Tbsp Sugar

Cooking Stuff:

  1. Whisk the eggs, half & half, maple syrup, vanilla, cinnamon and salt together. 
  2. Combine the cubed bread and butter, and divide among 12 muffin cups. 
  3. Pour the egg mixture over the bread (I used a ladle to minimize the impending mess), and let sit while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees (this is very important!)
  4. Sprinkle sugar over the 12 muffin cups
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, and let cool on rack.
  6. Serve with more syrup and fresh berries. 

This dish is so good, and simple. Not to mention the kids eat it up. The first time we made this, Devlin had 3 of them, and he was finally full. The 2nd time he had 2, plus a croissant and 2 bowls of berries. He was harder to fill up the 2nd time round.

Well I hope that you guys enjoyed today's {belated} post. I promise tomorrow to show off the dress I made a couple of weeks ago.

See you guys then!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, those look yummy!

    My boys aren't really eaters. The oldest has no interest at all in food (even treats, most of the time), and the youngest, while better, is still probably below average in the eating dept. Thank goodness hubby likes to eat or I'd be doubting my kitchen skills! So yeah, fingers crossed that they'll grow into eating me out of house and home!