Our Valentine’s Day

Hi, Friends! Did you do anything special for the holiday? Whatever you did, I hope it was wonderful! I’m still recovering from surgery, so Valentine’s Day was spent at home with the family. But… I have to share my Valentine’s present!  Squeal!

Puppy Love

Isn’t she precious!? She’s an eight week old min pin puppy, and I’m totally in love.  Her name is Anneke. (Ah-nuh-ka) My husband is such a sweetheart. We’ve been searching for a min pin to adopt through a shelter, or a rescue for months, with no luck. My husband got her from a breeder. I’m over the moon!

Valentine's Day Table Setting

Except for taking care of the new puppy, it was a lazy day. I didn’t even get out of my pajamas. The only thing I did was cook. I made brunch, and then penne ala vodka for dinner.  I set the table for brunch with plates that I purchased from Pottery Barn Kids, and vintage style Valentine’s Day cards. And no, we don’t have any littles around, but to me, it’s the perfect bit of whimsy for the day.

Valentine's Day Table Setting

Valentine's Day Table Setting

I folded the napkins like envelopes, and stuck a card inside. I should have ironed the napkins flat, but I didn’t think about it until afterwards. I still think it looked cute.

Valentine's Day Table Setting

Valentine's Day Table Setting

Valentine's Day Table Setting

One of the dishes that I made for brunch was Cinnamon Roll French Toast. It’s so easy and everybody loves it. I’ll post the recipe below.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Valentine's Day Brunch

After brunch, we had puppy time.

She is so tiny and cute! I could eat her up. But, those teeth! Ouch!

My Puppy Love

My Puppy Love

The next few months are gonna be crazy, but I’m looking forward to it.

And here’s the recipe for the Cinnamon Roll casserole. I think I got it straight from Pillsbury.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Casserole

  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 2 cans (12.4 oz each) refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup Chopped Pecans (We leave out)
  • 1 cup maple syrup

Garnish

  • Icing from cinnamon rolls
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, if desired
  • Powdered sugar

Steps

  • Heat oven to 375°F. Pour melted butter into ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Separate both cans of dough into 16 rolls; set icing aside. Cut each roll into 8 pieces; place pieces over butter in dish. (Glass is better, but you can use metal pans like I did. If you do use a metal pan, you might want to reduce the cooking time slightly.) 
  • In medium bowl, beat eggs. Beat in cream, cinnamon and vanilla until well blended; gently pour over roll pieces. Sprinkle with pecans; drizzle with 1 cup syrup.
  • Bake 20 to 28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Meanwhile, remove covers from icing; microwave on Medium (50%) 10 to 15 seconds or until thin enough to drizzle.
  • Drizzle icing over top; sprinkle with powdered sugar. If desired, spoon syrup from dish over individual servings. Serve with the additional 1/2 cup maple syrup.

Enjoy!

1 Comment

  1. March 24, 2016 / 6:09 PM

    Beautiful and festive, as usual!!! More pics of the puppy, please!!

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