Here's the recipe:
Pumpkin French Toast
2 large eggs
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup milk (I used whole because that's just what we had around, but you can use whatever)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
4 slices of bread
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, milk, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Preheat griddle over medium-high heat. Lightly grease. Soak each slice of bread in the egg mixture, turning once to coat evenly. Cook french toast on preheated griddle until it is cooked through. Dust plate with ground cinnamon or additional pumpkin pie spice (I always have to add powdered sugar too). Serve with mayple syrup.
This recipe claims it makes enough for 2 servings of 2 slices each. I still have egg mixture left, so I think it could easily coat 8 pieces of bread!
After breakfast, I got my cook on!!!!!!!! I made cheesy chicken spaghetti (I've blogged about that before, it's one of my ultimate Paula Deen recipes, and it's a major crowd pleaser!), Challah (shout out to The Frugal Girl who e-mailed me the recipe when her blog was down!)
And a chocolate, marshmallow, toffee pie. My first time making that. It was some rich, chocolatey goooooodnesssss!!!! Definitely need to make that again! Yum-OOOOO.
The whole point of this day-in-the-kitchen was to bless the socks off of my friends Gretchen and Jason who just brought THIS LITTLE DARLING BABY GIRL into the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As you can see, I was slightly excited to meet her!! Baby Bettis is soooooo cute and sweet. I could just eat her up! I don't know why we say that about adorable babies, because obviously, no one actually eats babies up (I hope!) but seriously.... her tiny newbornness made me GUSH. And pumpkin hands! Really? Swoon.
Isn't it such a special thing when one of your best friends has a baby? You immediately love the child. So awesome. What a miracle, every time!