Happy Feaster!

by Rachel on April 4, 2010

HEYOH! I hope you’re reading this after some sort of orgy enjoying all the things you gave up for Lent!

I realized last night that I only celebrate holidays for an excuse to make an elaborate meal. My family wasn’t doing anything beside Easter baskets this year — beyond an excuse to eat, we really like an excuse to buy stuff — but I really, really wanted to make Ellie Krieger’s So Easy recipe for baked blueberry French toast, so I decided I’d make a big breakfast. I mean, otherwise, I’d be making a pan of baked French toast all by myself, and while I surely could eat it alone, that did not seem like the best option.

My mom does big Easter baskets for everyone and always puts really good stuff in them: gift cards, beauty products, food, candy, etc. When I got up this morning, I saw four huge laundry baskets; from the contents I could see there was one for Preston, one for Ella, one for baby Colin, and one for my aunt Kara and uncle Mike.

I was like…OMG, am I finally getting my karmic retribution for being a pain in the ass and blogging  about the inappropriate things I do?! No Easter basket?!?! I went downstairs where Preston was whooping it up over his basket and told everyone that the Easter Bunny had forgotten me. I was rather upset.

Eventually, we found my basket. Apparently, the Easter Bunny downsized me this year…I couldn’t find my egg because it was hidden behind the behemoth baskets everyone else got.

Apparently since the Easter Bunny knows I didn’t want a ton of candy — and I hadn’t given a list of anything else I might want (because duh, my basic currency is iTunes and Sephora gift cards and Crest Whitestrips) — I just got eggs filled with cash.

Well OK then. I’m going shopping later and buying myself everything I would have wanted to see in my basket. (Probably starting with So Easy, which is now a week overdue — oops!)

After counting my cash, I got on to the feast! I had prepped the French toast the night before, so I put that in the oven, and during the hour it baked, I made a fruit salad and garlic bagel dip. I had also bought OJ and Canadian bacon.

The house smelled so good! When the baked French toast was done, it puffed up huge.

Um, amazing things were happening on my plate.

I had seconds — OK fourths — of everything. The French toast bake was so great!

The recipe was so easy (duh) and I think I might make it again, but half it, and then bake it in individual muffin cups. That way I can have them ready to go in the morning, sort of like quiche-meets-bread-pudding-meets-blueberry-muffins!

Hope the Easter Bunny was good to you!! Have a great holiday!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Diana April 4, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Wow, that looks so gooood.
Ahah hey, at least you got something! :)
Happy Easter!
.-= Diana´s last blog ..A whole lotta food. And other stuff. =-.

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2 Melissa (It's a Veggieful Life) April 4, 2010 at 4:37 pm

The blueberry baked french toast is on my list of to-dos! And maybe your mom figured that since you got a book in the works it was YOUR turn to be the Easter bunny for her this year. :)
.-= Melissa (It’s a Veggieful Life)´s last blog ..Are French Fries a Vegetable? =-.

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3 Laura April 4, 2010 at 9:07 pm

If your holidays revolve around food preparing and eating, you can fit right in with us Jews! Sometimes I only know which holiday we’re celebrating based on what we’re eating.

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4 Crystal April 5, 2010 at 1:13 am

That french toast looks amazing!

I think it is funny how your mom overdid it with the baskets. I totally know what that is like because my mom over does it with basically everything, especially when she finds “deals” at the store!

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5 Teri [a foodie stays fit] April 6, 2010 at 11:15 am

hahahaha! i love that you got a tiny egg in comparison with the other huge baskets. sometimes good things come in small packages! :)

that french toast looks awesome.

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