It's time for Mother's Day, one of my favorite days of the year! It's the only day of the year that I am guaranteed to get breakfast in bed, and one of the only two days of the year that I refuse to cook. (the other is my birthday) This heavenly Mother's Day Mimosa is so delicious and will pair well with the scrumptious Praline French Toast and decadent Amaretto Fudge Brownies. (recipes below) Go ahead and indulge, you deserve it, cher! Enjoy and have a very happy Mother's Day!
Mother's Day Mimosas
3 ounces freshly squeezed orange juice
1 ounce triple sec
4 ounces dry champagne
Combine in a champagne flute and garnish with an orange wedge or strawberries. Cheers!
Praline French Toast
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup half and half
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons Karo light corn syrup
1 loaf French bread, sliced
Slice bread into 1 inch thick slices and arrange in a greased 13x9 inch baking dish. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, half and half, vanilla, and cinnamon. Pour half of the egg mixture evenly over bread slices, soaking well. Repeat with second layer.
For praline topping, mix together butter, light brown sugar, chopped pecans and light corn syrup. Spread on top of each slice of bread on top layer. Cover with foil and place dish in refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove foil and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Bon appetit!
And what fun would any holiday be without a double batch of my favorite brownies! Sinfully delicious and worth every calorie, cher!
Amaretto Fudge Brownies
2/3 cup butter
3 1 oz. squares unsweetened chocolate, cut into pieces
1 2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Amaretto liqueur
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
Combine butter and chocolate in a microwavable safe bowl. Microwave on low until melted, stirring frequently. In large bowl, combine eggs and sugar and mix well. Stir in the chocolate mixture. Stir in the Amaretto . In small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well and add to the chocolate/Amaretto mixture. Fold in the pecans. Blend well and pour into a greased 9x11 inch baking pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool and cut into squares. Out of this world!
******And here's another little clip that I took at Festival International of one of my favorite bands. The Lost Bayou Ramblers were really rev-ing it up for the crowd. Crank it up and have another Mimosa and let the good times roll, cher!
The Lost Bayou Ramblers
Hope you all have a fabulous day, filled with many special moments! Happy Mother's Day!