Monday, December 29, 2014

Bests of the Year

I decided to pull a topic from a radio station that I listen to and every year they make a list of the five top things that were the best to them for the year. Sometimes they choose alcohol, vacation spots, hotels, restaurants, dive bars, menu items, and boutiques. You can argue any of these that you choose but it's still my blog and my picks. :-) Giggle. If your choices beat mine, I'm great with changing my opinion.

FIVE GUYS Gift Cards Available!One: Best Burger         
Five Guys - Make it your way with tons of yummy toppings

Two:Best Chocolate Concoction
Sadly, I barely know the name or recipe. WHat I CAN tell you is that it's brandy soaked brownies layered in chocolate mouse and Heath crumbles..My sisters make it for me when I beg them to.  .Heaven in my mouth!!!!!

Three: Best Breakfast Item
Baked French Toast Casserole with Maple Syrup
1 loaf French bread (13 to 16 ounces)
8 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash salt
Praline Topping, recipe follows
Maple syrup
Praline Topping:
1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Slice French bread into 20 slices, 1-inch each. (Use any extra bread for garlic toast or bread crumbs). Arrange slices in a generously buttered 9 by 13-inch flat baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, milk, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and beat with a rotary beater or whisk until blended but not too bubbly. Pour mixture over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the milk-egg mixture. Spoon some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

The next day, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread Praline Topping evenly over the bread and bake for 40 minutes, until puffed and lightly golden. Serve with maple syrup.

Praline Topping:
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and blend well. Makes enough for Baked French Toast Casserole.

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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Four: Best Biscuits
Cracker Barrel, with grape jam

Five: Best Writing Tool 
Google Docs, as it will save as I go and can store tons of files without any monthly fee. It's what has been my Go To Tool for the last two years.

Ok, I'm done for now. And if anyone can figure out the specifics on the chocolate mousse brownie stuff (o'heaven), then please share it with me. (Mouth watering, slurp)

                                                    )))Corset Hugs(((

Ginny Lynn
Wench Writer

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