Weekend Update

I can't believe it's Monday. We had a very busy weekend, but we had a lot of fun!

On Friday, we went out to celebrate my new internship at Methodist. We went to Fogo de Chao for the first time. It was yummy and a lot of fun! We did gain about 20 lbs though

For Father's Day we had my side of the family over for a brunch. I think breakfast food is my favorite.

The cinnamon rolls are Pioneer Woman's recipe. I follow this recipe exactly, because they are perfect. I usually make a powdered sugar icing with them though instead of the maple icing. It's just powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk mixed together.

For the fruit salad I first put in the bowl a big can of pineapple chunks and a big can of peaches, juice and all. (Note: I wouldn't put as much juice in next time). I then mixed in a package of instant Vanilla pudding until it dissolved and added blueberries, grapes, and strawberries. I would normally also put in a banana, but my mom hates them.

The Eggs Benedict were a group effort. We toasted the English Muffins by putting them under the broiler for 2 minutes then added the Canadian Bacon and broiled for 1 minute.

Grandma showed us all how to poach an egg correctly. Apparently you can do this ahead of time according to Martha.

The Hollandiase Sauce was Julia Child's recipe:

3 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch black pepper
1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, cut into small pieces
In a blender, combine the egg yolks, salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice. Set aside.
In a small saucepan over medium-high, add the butter and heat until foaming.
Blend the egg yolk mixture at top speed for 2 seconds then, with the blender running, remove the cover and pour in the hot butter in a thin stream of droplets. By the time two-thirds of the butter has been added, the sauce will be a thick cream. Continue pouring, but don't pour in the milky residue at the bottom of the pan. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Then we topped it with paprika!

At the last minute, I also added Raspberry Stuffed French toast. I used this and this for guidance.

I took a loaf of french bread and sliced it into 2 inch pieces. I got 9 pieces out of the loaf, not including the ends. I then cut a deep slit across the middle of each piece which served as the pocket for the filling.

For the filling I mixed together 2 blocks of cream cheese with about 2 Tbsp of raspberry jam and a handful or two of fresh raspberries. I stuffed each piece of bread with the filling before dipping it in an egg bath.

The egg bath had:
4 eggs
2 cups milk
2/3 cup heavy cream
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extrat
 1/2 cup sugar
Cinnamon ( I eyeballed it)
A little bit of nutmeg

After each piece was dipped into the egg bath, I cook the french toast for about 3-5 minutes on each side.

To finish them off, I sprinkled some powdered sugar on them and topped them with a few fresh raspberries.Yum!

I didn't mean for this post to only be filled with food pictures, but apparently those are the only pictures I took this weekend. I promise we did more than just eat all weekend, although the pictures on my camera would argue otherwise.

I did snap a picture of baby Isabella while we were at my in-laws though

So now we have a post with babies and food, which pretty much sums up the highlights of my weekend.

Of course, the other highlight was spending time with my family and my dad! For those that know my family, you know that I have a pretty awesome dad. There has never been a question in my mind that he would do anything for any of us kids (even if he did wear the shirt he knows my siblings and I hate to the house just to get a reaction). But hey, that's Dad humor. Even with his ugly shirt, loud snoring, and "jokes", I wouldn't trade him.

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Building It On Pennies said...

Looks very YUMMY!!

Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Oh my gosh! It is almost 6am in the morning and I am seriously drooling! All of this food...YUMMINESS! And the cute tiny one! She is beautiful! I am your newest follower and I would love for you to stop by my blog and follow back if you like what you see!

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