Hi everyone and happy Sunday. I am so excited to share some pictures of a now completed kitchen that has made me very happy. I have more cupboards to store more of my stuff-and boy oh boy do I ever have STUFF! I also am thrilled with my new counter top. It was worth the wait.
Another feature I am loving is the extra sink. It is handy right near the cook top. I can wash my fruits and veggies I am cooking with and not drip water all over the floor.
Probably my most favorite part is the small table and chairs. I have wanted an "eat in kitchen" for a while. Now that both the boys are working during the dinner hour many nights, my husband and I eat a cozy dinner right there in the kitchen. I ended up doing much of the back splash myself and I am very happy with how it has turned out. It wasn't quite as hard as we anticipated. Now this Winter, I can bake all day Sunday in my new kitchen and not have to listen to football. When the kitchen was open, I had to watch what my husband was watching in the living room. Aah it's the little things!
Break up 6 slices of bread(I used 4 sandwich rolls) and put the pieces in a 8 inch square baking pan. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. I sprinkled a handful of frozen blueberries over the bread and butter but you could use raisins or dried cherries or craisins-whatever you would like. In a big bowl, whisk together:4 eggs, 1 cup milk, 1 cup half and half, 3/4 cup sugar(white or brown) and a healthy splash of vanilla. Pour over the bread and make sure all the bread is dunked in the custard mixture. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. My husband ate his with vanilla ice cream. Sometimes I like whipped cream on mine. Sometimes I go really crazy and eat it for breakfast like French Toast. Enjoy!
I have several projects I am going to make and I am excited to have more time to spend in my craft room. I am getting a start on my Christmas crafting-an early record for me. This week I will get a chance to visit my favorite quilt shop. I am really excited for that. Have a great week and take care. Nancy