Our Blessed Mother in the Garden

Our Blessed Mother on our Family Altar


Today is Mother’s Day: a grand day to celebrate all our mothers, living or deceased, as well as those who have been like mothers … especially the Blessed Mother! We crowned our outside Mary as well as our Mary inside on our family altar.

For brunch, I put together an Overnight Blueberry French Toast … a recipe I found in the beautiful and thought-provoking Plain Wisdom (see my review here). This was so good … and the smells in the house while we waited for it to bake were amazing!

Overnight Blueberry French Toast (from "Plain Wisdom")

The brunch, with bacon added for good measure, was declared an absolute smashing success (so I’ve included the recipe below so you can try it too … let me know what you think!). Kotch (19 and away at school) called and chatted (and had also sent a lovely card) while Brikhead (21 and off on his own) “facebooked” me … so heard from them al; a great blessing to know all are well and love me.

After a trip to the nearby park for a family game of soccer, we’re now back home with dh prepping steaks for the grill, the kids prepping other portions of dinner … and me? Off to sit ‘n’ knit …

Hope your Mother’s Day was just as wonderful as mine is!


Recipe for Overnight Blueberry French Toast: prep the night before!
Ingredients:

  • 12 slices day-old French Bread; cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 8 oz cream cheese, cut into 3/4″ cubes
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries, washed and drained
  • 12 eggs (yep, TWELVE!)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk

Butter a 9×13 baking pan. Place half the bread cubes in the buttered pan. Top with cream-cheese cubes and blueberries, distributing evenly. Top with remaining bread crumbs. Beat eggs, syrup and milk and then pour evenly over the bread. Cover the pan and place in refrigerator overnight.

The next morning (after Mass): cover the pan with foil and place in preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and cook another 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool 10-15 minutes on a rack. Serve with syrup or powdered sugar! EXCELLENT! (Even cold, it’s great …)

  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

    Join 33 other subscribers

  • Disclaimer for hot-linked items:

    Most books, dvds and other media resources that are hot-linked will take you to Amazon.com. IF you purchase these items through my links, I will receive a small commission from Amazon.com. These commissions are used to buy more items to review (although I do occasionally receive "review copies" as noted in the specific post) and for supplies and resources for our learning adventures. Please enjoy and shop, knowing you are enabling our resource-buying actions!
%d bloggers like this: