Some yummy recipies

We were all feeling particularly "domestic" today and tackled quite a few recipies. The pile of dishes was incredible, but the results were so yummy!

My sweet husband LOVES bread pudding and we always save our crusts (Firefly won't eat them... I promised myself I wouldn't have one of "those kids" who needed crusts and apple skins taken off...haha) in a baggie in the freezer door. When we have a full quart bag, he makes bread pudding. Here is the recipe he used tonight. It was heavenly!

Chocolate Bread Pudding:
4C. dried bread
2 C. chocolate milk (we made our own with chocolate syrup)
1 C. sugar
1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa
1 t. ground cinnamon
2 large egg whites
1 large egg
2 T. butter or margarine, melted
1T. vanilla
1/3 C. chopped pecans (optional. we didn't use them)

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly grease an 8X8X2 baking dish. In a large bowl, place the bread cubes. Pour the chocolate milk over bread cubes; stir and mash until bread is well soaked. (mixture should be very moist but not soupy. If needed add more milk, 1 T. at a time, until bread is well soaked) In a small bowl, combine the sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon. In a medium-sized bowl, use a rotary beater (or your forearm and a whisk) to beat together the egg whites, egg, butter, and vanilla. Add the sugar mixture, then beat until combined. Stir in the pecans if using. Add the egg mixture to the bread mixture. Gently stir until combined. Turn the mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake, covered, for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 10-15 minutes more or until almost set in the center. Let stand on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Serve with frozen and thawed whip cream or vanilla ice cream. (We also just put it in a bowl with a little milk and it is YUMMY.)

My husband doesn't like many things for breakfast. Truly, he is not a morning person. But he still gets up and eats with us, whatever that happens to be, which we appreciate so much! He eats on his own later in the morning and asked me to make this super easy "manly" breakfast. He loves it!

A Man's Breakfast:
2 T. butter
6 potatoes
1 onion
1 pepper
6 eggs

Melt butter in a large skillet (I have a 12" nonstick I use for this). Slice potatoes very thinly and add to the skillet. Cook until softened. Slice onion and pepper into chunks. Add to potatoes and cook until tender. Add the eggs. (I put them in a bowl first and beat them a bit). Cook until done. Serve to your happy husband!

I also made something for all of us as a substitute for peppers and onions and potatoes at 7 o'clock in the morning... I just couldn't handle that! :-)

Applesauce Banana Whole Wheat Muffins:
2 C. Whole Wheat flour
1/2 C. sugar (I used brown sugar)
2 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/4 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. salt
3/4 C. mashed banana
1/2 C. applesauce (unsweetened)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and sugar together in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the banana, applesauce, and oil. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Spray your muffin pan with non-stick spray. Put enough batter to fill your muffing pan 3/4 of the way. If you like, you can sprinkle some topping on each muffin before baking.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

Topping: 2 T. cinnamon, 2T. sugar, 1 t. nutmeg. Mix togther until thoroughly combined and sprinkle on the top of each muffin before baking.

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