Saturday, December 6, 2014

Stuffed French Toast

A while back, my sisters and I went to IHOP for breakfast and Jennifer got the stuffed French toast. She let me try it and we both loved it! So for her birthday, she always has waffles and strawberries, this year she had stuffed French toast.
I got online and was looking for a copycat recipe to IHOP's Stuffed French Toast and all I kept getting for the filling was 'Philadelphia Ready to Eat Cheesecake Filling'. I finally found a homemade recipe and it is perfect. 
Start out with the French Toast itself.
Add the filling:
4 oz. cream cheese
3 TBS butter, softened
Powdered Sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix the cream cheese and butter together.
Then add the sugar and vanilla.
Put this on top of 2 pieces of the toast, then squish together to make a sandwich.
Top with whipped topping and strawberries and you have a copycat of IHOP's Stuffed French Toast. =)
Have a blessed day.

Friday, December 5, 2014

the 1st December Birthday

. . .to my favorite big sister! Jennifer is my only big sister, therefore she is my favorite. =) I have to say that we have had some awesome times over the years. From playing dress-up as girls, to singing together in church. From doing tea parties, to shopping. From her playing while I sing, to me playing while she sings.
She is a one of a kind sister. Jennifer has a heart to serve. She goes to the nursing home to visit with the folks there and just be an encouragement and help in any way she can, whether it be reading to them, or coloring with them.
Jennifer is our church piano player and holds the huge responsibility of the singing list and managing the many choirs we have. Many times I look at her work load just for church and I don't know how she does it. On top of that, she teaches the 8-12 year olds Sunday School.
I don't have many pictures of Jennifer from this year. I think we might just have to plan a photo shoot for some this year pictures. =)
This year Jennifer is hard to buy for. I don't know why its any different than other years but it is. So this year I made her birthday presents. I sewed an owl apron, and an owl pillow. I got the pillow pattern from Joanns but had it blown up to make it bigger.
Then I made the apron by looking at the pattern and free handing it: I think it turned out super cute!
Have a blessed day.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Christmas Cards

It is getting to be that time of year when all you see are Christmas decorations, ornaments, and lights. The buying of gifts, the keeping of secrets, the joy of the holiday and the excitement in the air. Its here and I'm really excited! Although we first have to go through Thanksgiving an early start on Christmas is always good.
Every year we give Christmas cards to the families we love at the church. But this year is special. It has been almost a year since we've been at this church and the people really are like our family. Most churches we've been in, the people just go there; they were never really close like family. But this church there are several people, families, that love us and have taken us in as their own.
So the topic of cards goes, we are making them all homemade cards! Its a small group so it won't be many to make, but they will all be more special because they're homemade, thinking of them.
So here is the first batch of cards that I've made for the Christmas season.