Overnight Cinnamon Baked French Toast Casserole

Baked French Toast Casserole

This recipe is a keeper.  It is sugary, buttery, crunchy and sweet.  Honestly, Ree (the Pioneer Woman) is amazing and I have read/watched her for awhile.  I was very excited for this to be my first Pioneer Woman recipe and I am glad that it was.  

The first time I made this recipe, I doubled it.  That worked just fine, except for I accidentally doubled the cream.  That made this a bit more soupy.  I wouldn’t recommend doubling the cream.  Don’t do it.  Just follow the recipe.  I have made this now probably five times and it is a crowd favorite.  You will need some syrup for the top.  You can follow this recipe or just head over to The Pioneer Woman and read what she wrote.  The recipe is entirely hers, this is just my review of it. 

This is most delicious with a bit of butter on top, and some syrup. This would be perfect for any brunch, breakfast, shower, or church breakfast meeting. It will be a big hit. 

Pioneer Woman's Cinnamon Baked French Toast
Serves 10
Delicious baked french toast that is sugary, buttery, a bit crunchy and so sweet. It is delicious served warm with a bit of butter and syrup on top of it.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
FOR THE FRENCH TOAST
  1. 1 loaf Sourdough
  2. 8 whole Eggs
  3. 2 cups Whole Milk
  4. 1/2 cup Whipping (heavy) Cream
  5. 3/4 cups Sugar
  6. 2 Tablespoons Vanilla Extract
FOR THE TOPPING
  1. 1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
  2. 1/2 cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar
  3. 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  4. 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  5. 1 stick Cold Butter, Cut Into Pieces
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with butter. Tear bread into chunks (or cut into cubes) and evenly distribute in the pan.
  2. In a medium sized bowl mix together eggs, milk, cream, sugar, and vanilla. Pour evenly over the bread. Cover tightly and store in the fridge for several hours or overnight.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter pieces and cut them into the dry mixture until mixture resembles fine pebbles. Store in a Ziploc in the fridge.
  4. When you're ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 350 F. Remove casserole from the fridge and sprinkle crumb mixture over the top.
  5. Bake for 50 minutes. (up to an hour if you want)
  6. Scoop out individual portions. Top with butter and drizzle with maple syrup.
Notes
  1. This is an exact copy of Ree's recipe. Go to her blog to see the step by step pictures of how to make the casserole.
Adapted from Pioneer Woman
Adapted from Pioneer Woman
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Baked French Toast Casserole

Overnight Croissant Breakfast Casserole

Croissant Casserole
Overnight Croissant Casserole

This is a really, really good recipe. I really liked it and so did the students. It was nice and buttery/flakey on the bottom and the creole seasoning made it really flavorful. I used ham, which made this delicious, in my book as ham is one of my favorite breakfast meats. The parsley, garlic powder and creole seasoning really made the dish flavorful.

It was universally loved and gobbled up by the students. The bottom definitely had the flavor of croissants (buttery, deliciousness), and was even a bit flakey which I wasn’t expecting. It seemed like a “light” breakfast casserole, but it does have a lot of calories and isn’t light in that way. It was very much like a soufflé in the texture. I would highly recommend this recipe.

Croissant Casserole

Croissant Breakfast Casserole with Ham
Serves 10
A casserole that tastes like a souffle and is filled with ham and cheese. It is light, fluffy and delightful.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
55 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Large Croissants
  2. 7 Eggs
  3. 2 Cups Ham
  4. 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  5. 1 Cup Cheddar/Jack Cheese
  6. 1/2 TBSP Dried Parsley
  7. 1 TBSP Sour Cream
  8. 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  9. 1/2 tsp Creole Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cut croissants into 6 pieces each, place inside casserole dish.
  3. Top with chopped ham.
  4. In a bowl add eggs, sour cream, creole seasoning and parsley, beat well.
  5. Pour milk and cheese into bowl and mix well.
  6. Pour over croissants.
  7. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.
  8. In the morning, preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  9. Allow casserole to sit out while oven heats.
  10. Bake, covered for 30 minutes, remove foil, bake 25 more minutes.
  11. Allow to cool about 10 minutes before cutting.
Adapted from Creole Contessa
Adapted from Creole Contessa
The Insignificant Details http://theinsignificantdetails.com/
Croissant Casserole

 

Battle of the Breakfast Casseroles

My husband teaches at Eternity Bible College.  We decided to have his students over to our house to have class each week.  We decided to feed them breakfast because college students love breakfast (and food).  As a mom, working full time, and caring for an infant, I decided that the overnight casserole would be the least stressful way to do breakfast for the students. So, I searched for recipes.  I basically searched Pinterest for hours and the found some recipes.  I wanted to try a bunch of new things, both sweet and savory.  

Each week I took pictures and journaled about the recipes. I didn’t really change them up a huge amount but made little tweaks here and there.  Feel free to read my recipes or go to the original website and see what the author first said about making it.  I hope that you find your new overnight breakfast casserole recipe.  I now have my favorites.  I will include all the links as I post them.  At the end, I will post my favorite sweet and my favorite savory casseroles. 

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Savory Recipes:

Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Croissant Breakfast Casserole

 Sausage, Pepper and Onion Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole with Stove Top Stuffing

Sausage and Egg Casserole with Green Chilies

Sweet Recipes:

Fluffy Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Baked French Toast Casserole

Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Battle of the Breakfast Casseroles: Fluffy Overnight Coffee Cake

Fluffy Overnight Coffee Cake

 

The first thing about this is that when you bake it, it makes your house smell delicious!! If you are hosting a shower (morning or brunch) and making this, the house will smell wonderful as guests are arriving.

I would recommend this for someone who has only baked from a box. It is a really easy first cake for someone who hasn’t every constructed one from scratch, you pretty much throw everything together, mix and pour into a pan. Easy, easy.

The cake was light and fluffy and the topping was so good. If you are wanting something that looks like a starbuck’s coffee cake, this isn’t it, but if you want something that tastes just as good as one but is lighter and fluffier, this is your coffee cake. It tastes airy.

I made this three different times to perfect the recipe.  The first time, I didn’t feel like there was enough crumble.  The second time, I wanted to try a more Starbucks type crumble and the third time, I  made the recipe below and loved it the most.

Here are some pictures of the first coffee cake that I tried using this recipe.

Coffee Cake Pan- Trial 1

Coffee Cake- Trial 1

So, this looked good and tasted great, but I wanted more topping.  I decided to try the same cake recipe, overnight, and then added the crumble topping from this recipe.  (More of a Starbuck’s crumble).

Photos from the second try:

Coffee Cake Pan- Trial 2 Coffee Cake- Trial 2

This second trial was good, but I think that with an overnight cake, the topping was too dense and therefore, the cake didn’t rise as much or become as fluffy. The cake was a bit dense for my liking, but was still good.

The third trial was the one that ended up being my favorite,  I used most of the main recipe from above but added in extra topping.  I loved the final product.

Coffee Cake Slice- Trial 3

Fluffy Overnight Coffee Cake
Serves 12
Overnight Coffee Cake that is fluffy, easy to make and delicious
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
50 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  6. 1 and 1/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  7. 2 and 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  8. 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  9. 1 cup milk
  10. 2 large eggs
Instructions
  1. Coat a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, the baking powder, baking soda, salt, granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, butter, milk and eggs. Beat until well combined, pour into pan and then cover and chill at least 8 hours.
  3. In the morning, pull out the casserole dish. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup brown sugar and 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Sprinkle over chilled cake paying attention to add extra topping to the sides of the casserole.
  5. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
Adapted from Mr. Food
Adapted from Mr. Food
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Coffee Cake Closeup- Trial 3

Battle of the Breakfast Casseroles: Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Bacon Breakfast Casserole

This recipe had A LOT of prep time the night before. I think that this was mainly because of cooking the bacon, if you bought a precooked bacon it would be a lot quicker. Also, if you have bacon on hand already prepared that would a lot easier.

The casserole itself was good. I enjoyed the tartness of the sourdough bread along with the seasoning. The green onions were not overpowering and the red bell peppers added a little crunch. It was super cheesy.  While eating the casserole my husband said, “I just had a whole mouthful of cheese, it was so good.”

The prep time the night before made me like the other casserole better from last week, but the sourdough bread was a nice touch. It was a bit softer than I was expecting but that may be because the bread was fresh and not day old.

I think that most people like bacon better than sausage, so this recipe was a favorite, most people liked it better than the previous casserole mainly for that reason I believe.  As the cook, I would have preferred precooked bacon for this.  While more expensive, it saves a ton of time. I have remade this recipe with precooked bacon and liked making it more.

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Serves 12
Filled with Bacon and great veggies, this is something to try if your family loves bacon.
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Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
45 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 loaf day old sourdough bread
  2. 12 slices bacon
  3. 3 green onions
  4. 1/2 red bell pepper
  5. 4 cups cheese
  6. 6 eggs
  7. 3 cups milk
  8. 1/2 teaspoon each dry mustard, salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the bread into cubes, the bacon into small pieces, the green onions and the red bell pepper.
  2. Layer 1/2 of bread, 1/2 of bacon, 1/2 of green onions, 1/2 of red bell pepper and 2 cups of cheese. Then repeat.
  3. Scramble the eggs with the milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Pour over casserole.
  4. Cover the casserole and put it in the refridgerator overnight.
  5. The next morning, pull out the casserole. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered with foil for 45-55 minutes.
Adapted from Spend with Pennies
The Insignificant Details http://theinsignificantdetails.com/
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The Club that No One Wants to Be In

I have officially joined the club that no one wants to be in.  The club filled with women who have babies who they will never hold this side of Heaven.  I was seven weeks, six days pregnant when I found out that I would be losing my baby. A baby that was planned for, prayed for, rejoiced over and celebrated. A baby that was due on March 28, 2015.

October is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month and I feel ready to share my story.  I think one of my biggest fear is that this baby will be forgotten.  This was a baby that was so loved and covered in prayer every day that we knew we were pregnant (and before I got pregnant).

In a lot of ways, the fact that I was pregnant at all doesn’t seem real the more and more time that passes since the miscarriage.  The fact that at one point I had a baby growing inside of me and now I don’t seems like a dream.  Was I actually pregnant?  Yes.  Did I ever get to see the baby?  No.  Does that make the loss harder?  I don’t know. I haven’t experienced anything different.

This miscarriage has made me unsure about a lot of things, it has made me feel like my body has betrayed me, it makes me wonder if I will ever be able to carry a baby full term again, and it makes me wonder why this happened after a perfect pregnancy with my son.   But in all the questioning, I know that God hasn’t forsaken me.  This is a plan that He had for me, and although I have yet to figure out why it has happened, I trust Him with my life and I trust Him with my unborn baby.

So, this is my public declaration that I am in the club now.  A club that so many women before me are in and a club that so many women after me will be in.  A club that no one wants to be in.  I will be sharing more details about my miscarriage in the days to come.  I want people to know what happened.  I need people to know what happened.

This was a life, a life that was growing inside of me and now this life is gone.  I was pregnant and now I am not. Honestly, I am still figuring out how to process that.

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Battle of Breakfast Casseroles: Overnight Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Overnight Sausage Egg and Cheese Long

This casserole was good, really good. My hubby said that I could make this for Christmas rather than the standard breakfast casserole that I make each year. The casserole has good flavor, I think that it is because of the combination of the red peppers, sausage and the unique flavor of English muffins. I was worried that the onions would overpower the casserole but they didn’t (especially if you cut them really small). Most people probably won’t know that they are in there.  I recommend it for any baby or bridal shower.

Overnight Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Serves 12
An overnight breakfast casserole that is easy to make and delicious! Perfect for any holiday or shower.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 6 English Muffins, cut into little cubes
  2. 1/4 cup butter, melted
  3. 20 Precooked Sausage Links, (I used frozen ones and defrosted them)
  4. 2 cups (8 ounces) of Mexican Cheese, shredded
  5. 1/2 cup Onion, chopped very small
  6. 1/2 cup Red Pepper, chopped very small
  7. 12 Eggs
  8. 2 cups Milk
  9. 1/4 tsp Salt
  10. 1/8 tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Spray your 9×13 pan with oil.
  2. Cut the English Muffins into pieces and place in the bottom of the pan. Pour the melted butter over the top of the bread.
  3. Add the chopped onion, red pepper, sausage to the bread. Then add the cheese over all previous ingredients
  4. Add the eggs, milk, salt and pepper to a bowl. Whisk them together until there is a scrambled egg consistency. Pour over the bread.
  5. Cover the casserole dish and put it in the refrigerator for 8 to 12 hours.
  6. Get the casserole out of the refrigerator. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cook, uncovered for 45 to 50 minutes. (It should be firm in the middle). Let it set for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
Adapted from a Johnsonville Sausage Recipe
Adapted from a Johnsonville Sausage Recipe
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Overnight Sausage Egg and Cheese Breakfast

 

Andy.

I met Andy just as I had met many before him, on a tour of EBC. Shortly after meeting him on that tour, I accepted him into the school. Nothing about the story so far is unique. He is a typical student. The story develops into a friendship one day after orientation when I moved. I invited some students to help and Andy showed up. That day he, along with other students helped me move into a new place. However, Andy ended up helping me measure my new room (using his arms) to figure out where all of my furniture would go. I was so excited to have him help me in that way as it was a pretty stressful day.

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After that, our houses would hang out every now and again, but I always appreciated how he helped me that moving day. In January of his first year, he moved to a different house of guys and this is where the story gets more exciting. My future husband lived at the house that Andy moved into, and that is where Andy gets woven into the story of how my husband and I feel in love and started dating.

After a rough day, Ryan and I were talking and I mentioned that I missed watching American Idol. He mentioned that they had it DVR’d at their house and that I could come over and watch it. I told him that I wasn’t the type of girl that went to guys houses, but he told me that I could. I started going over to the guys house every Saturday. For the first week or two I watched American Idol by myself. Then, Andy joined me. We would watch Haley, Casey, James, Pia, Scotty and Lauren together and discuss their performances. Ryan joined us after another couple of weeks. Because Andy was always there, I never felt weird around Ryan. We became friends without any weirdness because Andy was there.   Andy knew that Ryan and I liked each other and he was secretly hoping we both knew it too. Ryan and I took Andy to lunch before he left for camp over the summer and told him that we were dating. He was excited for us and I knew that I wouldn’t have fallen in love with Ryan had Andy not been there. I would have been too weird and too freaked out to talk normally to Ryan, but I was comfortable because Andy was there. He will forever be a part of our story and I am so grateful.

Flash forward a few months, Ryan and I got married (Andy caught the garter at our wedding) and we asked Andy if he would want to live with us the next Fall. He moved in at the end of August. I would make meals and we would all eat together, watch Survivor together and hang out around the house. He was the perfect roommate for us. We all got along great and liked being around each other.

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He was one of the first people to know that I was pregnant. We told him just after we found out and he kept our secret for months. He watched me grow bigger and bigger over the first year living with us.   He was excited to meet our boy.

Andy left for the summer just before our son was born. He finally got to meet him in August when he returned to move in with a three month old and his tired parents. He immediately became Uncle Andy to our son.

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Our son lights up when he sees Andy. He loves to play hide and seek with him and to try to get into his room to hang out with his cool Uncle Andy. Andy has loved him well and has loved Ryan and I well as we transitioned to be parents.

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This last week Andy finished his education at Eternity Bible College. He is moving back to Wisconsin to do exactly what God wants him to do. As much as my head knows this, my heart is breaking to lose someone who has been such a big part of my life and such a good and faithful friend to my husband, my son and me. Every day my son lights up when he sees Andy and it hurts my heart knowing that in a day he won’t have that joy of seeing Andy everyday. He is young and he may forget Andy, but I know that Ryan and I never will. We do hope that he comes back and visits and tells us of all that the Lord has done in His life. We hope that he will visit us often and Jack will always know his amazing Uncle Andy.

It makes heaven so much sweeter knowing that we don’t have to say goodbye anymore there.

Andy, thank you. I am so grateful for how you have ministered to my family and me. I am so grateful for all the ways that you help, listen, encourage and love us. I am grateful that you have given us so much of yourself and that you have celebrated so many important moments in our lives so far. I am grateful for how you have been such a good friend to me for the past four years. I am forever grateful that the Lord had us cross paths. I praise Him for you. Thank you for how you have loved us. We will miss you so much. Please come back and visit, or better yet, move back in with us in August. No matter where the Lord takes you, remember that you will always have family in California. We love you.

9 Years

Nine years ago, I was nervously getting ready in a hotel room after my move to start working at Eternity. I was getting dressed after ironing my outfit.  I chose a gray skirt with black details at the bottom that was form fitted but not too tight and a white bohemian shirt that tied at the neck.

I left the hotel really nervous and excited to start my new job.  There are so many things that I didn’t know when I started at Eternity, but I am so glad that the Lord has had me here for the last nine years.

When I started at Eternity, I only knew one person on staff, and some junior high students and their pastor who came to a camp I was previously working at.  It didn’t take long for friendships to start and for me to feel at home in my new workplace.

I was surrounded by people (students, staff and faculty) that were seeking after God’s own heart in all that they did.  They wanted to be at Eternity Bible College and wanted to learn about Jesus so that they could serve him better.  At the beginning, I was just the Director of Admissions.  For nine years I have read every application that has come into Eternity.  I have prayed over applicants, been moved by applicants and been amazed to read God’s redemption stories in each of our students.  God is alive and well, he is working and I got to read that in hundreds of stories through the years that proved that to me over and over.

Shortly after arriving at Eternity, I got to start mentoring girls.  I have had many different “DLABs” through my nine years and have lived with two different houses filled with girls from Eternity and beyond.  I expected to pour my life out and give all that I have to loving and caring for the students at Eternity.  What I didn’t expect was for mentoring relationships to turn into friendships and encouragement in my life.  I didn’t expect to mentor someone who would in turn become one of my best friends and would stand next to me in my wedding.  I didn’t expect to get back as much love as I gave and to be driven closer to the Lord through the girls who I was privileged to serve at Eternity.  I didn’t expect to love the girls that I have mentored through the years as much as I do, and I didn’t expect that love not to fade.

As the years went by, I gained more positions at the college, Director of Student Life, Registrar, Food Services Manager, Director of Disability Services and Travel Coordinator to name a few official and unofficial roles that I have played in the college.  Each one has grown me and changed me.

I used to be much more high strung and simple things used to really cause me to stress out.  The nine years here have mellowed me.  It is hard for me to get too stressed out anymore.  I have learned grace, patience and kindness, both towards others and towards myself.

I have gained family.  My coworkers are my family who know me so well and have prayed for me and challenged me over the years in my walk with God.  They have loved me well and desired God’s best for me.  I am a better person and Christian because I have them in my life.  I am blessed by each of them and how they challenge and love me.  They have led me to Christ so many times; their examples of how to love Jesus have changed me.  They have caused me to rely on Jesus more, to store up Scripture in my heart and to trust in God even when it was hard.

Over the last two years I have gained two more titles: wife and mom.  In a few short weeks I will leave Eternity as a full time staff member to be a stay at home mom.  I will still work for Eternity part-time, but I won’t be doing the things that I have been doing for the past nine years.  Honestly, I am so scared to make this transition, but I know that God has had me every step of the last nine years and He won’t leave me now.

I have never taken a class for credit at Eternity Bible College but this college has shaped my life and changed me in so many amazing ways.  I have cherished all of the last nine years of being on staff here.  Glory to God for all that He has done.  Thank you Lord.

 

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The Fall 2005 Eternity Staff: Sameer, Joshua, Geoff, Linda, Me, Katie and Spencer.

A Day in the Life- Monday, December 2nd

Monday is my hardest day of the week.  I wanted to document what the day looks like so that I don’t forget.  My hubby teaches for 9 hours on Monday and I prepare two meals for his students.  Breakfast and Dinner.  I have the boy all day while my hubby teaches and I am also responsible to work at my job while I do all of this.

Here is the schedule today:

6:30am- My boy wakes up and I feed him and change him.

7:00am- Check the recipes for breakfast and set out the serving utensils and paper plates etc. Start laundry for my boy.

7:30am- Get the cinnamon rolls that I made last night out of the oven to be cooked. Preheat the oven.

7:45am- Quickly get ready for the day: hair, makeup, and get dressed.

8:00am- Put the cinnamon rolls in the oven. Start cracking eggs for scrambled eggs. Make the frosting from scratch for the cinnamon rolls.

8:30am – Students arrive and breakfast comes out of the oven/off the stove and the food gets good reviews.  It was my first time making cinnamon rolls. Also, the boy goes down for his morning nap.  I do dishes between now and 9.

9:00am- The first class starts.   I use nap time to chop food for tonight: onions and sausage.  The hubby prepped all of the other veggies for dinner last night.

9:25am- My boy wakes up.  Head back to my room to feed him.

9:45am- Put the boy in his Jumperoo and log onto my email to work.  Answer emails while smiling at my son and making sure he knows that I am watching him.  There are big mirror closet doors in my room so that helps.  Answer emails as quickly as I can.

11:15am- Change the boy’s diaper and put him down for a nap.  Run out to the kitchen to make the cornbread for tonight.  Make two pans of cornbread.

12:00pm- Class is out and I start to make myself lunch.

12:15pm- The boy wakes up early.  I get him, put him in a chair in the kitchen and continue making lunch and waiting for the corn bread to finish.

12:30pm- Cornbread is finished, go back to my room and feed my son.

1:00pm- Meet with the girl that I disciple to talk life.

2:00pm- The second class starts. I take the boy back to the bedroom to hang out and play until nap time.

2:30pm- I put the boy down for a nap. I quickly answer more emails and send out some registration emails.  Prepare the kitchen for the evening meal.

3:50pm- I wake the boy up so that I have time to feed him and start cooking to have dinner ready at 5:00pm.

4:10pm- I start the Jambalya.  The boy is in a chair with me in the kitchen.  Once the Jambalya is cooking, I start to make rice krispie treats for the students. I also put out the salad, salad dressing, corn bread and butter.

5:00pm- Class is over and dinner isn’t quite ready, the rice didn’t set.

5:10pm- Dinner is ready and put it out.  The students start eating.  As they finish something I try to clean it.  The students and my hubby watch the boy while I get everything done.  I also eat during this time.

6:00pm- Class starts and I get things ready to feed my son some sweet potatoes.  He is a bit impatient as he loves to eat them and doesn’t want to stop.  I think he straight up sucks the food down rather than enjoying it.  It reminds me of me.  Note to self: break the boy of eating fast, teach him to enjoy food.

6:30pm- Head back to the room.  Have some tummy time with my boy and try to get him to learn how to make consonant and vowel noises.

7:00pm- Feed my son.

7:20pm- Change my boy’s diaper and get him in his Jammies.

7:25pm- Read him the “Going to Bed Book” twice.  Rock him while reading.

7:30pm- Put the boy down awake. Tell him I love him and shut the door.

7:35pm- Go out to the kitchen and start cleaning the dishes from dinner.  Dry and put away all dishes that I can. Start the dishwasher.

8:15pm- Come back to the room stopping at the dryer to get out the clothes that I washed this morning.  Check my email again.

8:20pm- Fold clothes and pick a cheesy movie to watch.  Start this blog.

9:00pm- Class ends (my hubby is done with his 9 hours of teaching)! Sit in bed blogging and watching the cheesy movie.

9:25pm- Go and put the clothes away in my boy’s room try not to wake him at all.

9:30pm-Finish this blog while my hubby reads a book next to me.

That wasn’t all of my day but it was most of it (there were more diaper changes etc). For the most part I am super glad that I get to serve the college students by feeding them and that I get to hang out with my boy at home while working but it is somewhat exhausting as well.  Monday’s are so exhausting, but it gets the day over and we can move onto Tuesday.