Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving Take-Home Treats

Wow!  I just looked back and the last post I wrote was in September!!!  Where did October and the first half of November go? The last few weeks have been a super, fast paced race and I am so thankful to slow down for a few days. My husband and I host Thanksgiving every year.  We welcome anyone who wants to come just as long as we don't have to go anywhere. :)  I just love Thanksgiving.  I love having family and friends together in our home.  I love planning, baking, and eating.  I love discussing the menu with my mom, mother-in-law, grandmothers, and anyone else who wishes to bring something.  Most of all, my husband and I share a huge love for cooking and feeding the people in our lives.  I also love that our Thanksgiving is so laid back that everyone knows to bring their own Tupperware for leftovers.  :) For the last several years, I have made sure that everyone has a little something special to take home in addition to their leftovers.  This year I chose Baked French Toast.  This is a Pioneer Woman recipe that I have used as our Christmas breakfast for a long time.  Recently our sons had a joint birthday brunch and we had Baked French Toast as one of the breakfast items.  It seemed to go over well with everyone so I figured it would be a great take-home gift.
I needed to triple the batch in order to fill 9 small pans.  That means 24 eggs!  

My little assembly line. :)

This will make you house smell a-mazing!!

I made nine pans but as you can see, there are only eight.  The kids and I agreed that we should "taste test" one for lunch. Quality control is very important...:)

So now our guests will have breakfast for Friday morning!  This recipe goes really well with whipped cream, syrup, and blueberries.  YUM!

In years past I have sent home Pumpkin Spice GranolaStove Top Potpourri, and homemade bread.  I hope everyone has a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!!