Saturday, February 25, 2012

Traditional French Toast

This was one of the few things that wouldn't make me nauseous when I was pregnant and was easy enough for the hubs to make me when I spent lots of time in bed.   So good!

3 slices bread (I use regular sandwich bread, but you can spruce it up with french bread)
2 eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Milk
1/8 tsp cinnamon
Maple Syrup (make sure it's pure)

Mix together eggs, vanilla, milk, and cinnamon.  Dip bread in mixture and cook on griddle or  frying pan.   Pour maple syrup over and sprinkle with powdered sugar.  

sprinkle powdered sugar

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Blueberry Mug Cake

MUG CAKES!!! How come I had never heard of these before??  Another lovely Pinterest find.  
4 Tbsp all purpose flour
5 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg
3 Tbsp milk
3 Tbsp oil
7-8 Blueberries, fresh or frozen

Add all ingredients except blueberries in mug until smooth.  Drop in blueberries.  Heat in microwave about 1 1/2 minutes.  Cool for a few minutes and eat warm.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mushroom Spaghetti

Oh. My. Gosh.  What a delicious meal that can be prepared in minutes with only a few ingredients.  LOVE!  Can we say staple staple staple?!!  Another Pinterest find, adapted slightly (minus red pepper flakes, ouchy!).  

1/2 Cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
8 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 tsp salt
4 servings spaghetti
3 Tablespoons dried parsley
1/4 tsp black pepper

In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil over moderately low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, until the garlic softens, about 1 minute. Add the sliced mushrooms and the salt and cook until the mushrooms exude liquid, the liquid evaporates, and the mushrooms begin to brown, about 5 minutes.

In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the spaghetti until just done, about 9 minutes. Drain and toss with the mushroom mixture, the parsley, and the pepper.