8.30.2012

Peaches & Cream French Toast

I love breakfast!
Especially when it involves syrup!

Here is the recipe for the French toast I mentioned in my last post.
SarahJean, my husband Abe, and I stuffed ourselves with this stuffed toast!

I wish I could eat it everyday.
But then I'd get cankles.

Peaches & Cream Stuffed French Toast
(adapted from A Beautiful Mess)



Ingredients:
16 thin slices of cinnamon swirl bread
6 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2-3 peaches, sliced and peeled
8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 cup granulated sugar
another tsp vanilla
powdered sugar and maple syrup for topping

Directions:
  • Combine eggs, milk, 2 tsp vanilla, and cinnamon in a bowl and whisk until combined and slightly frothy.
  • In another bowl, whip cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  • Heat skillet on stove and grease skillet with butter or PAM spray
  • Lay out bread slices on your counter or table and spread cream cheese mixture on one side only. 
  • Dip one slice at a time into egg and milk bowl. Only dip the bare side that doesn't have cream cheese on it.
  • Place egg side down on hot skillet.
  • Arrange several peach slices on top of cream cheese.
  • Take another slice of bread that has been smeared with cheese, dip it into egg, and then place it cream cheese side down on top of other slice that has the peaches.
  • Now carefully flip the whole thing over to cook the egg dipped bread on top.
  • Continue with remaining slices of bread.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar, garnish with extra peaches, and serve with warm syrup and mimosas!


 I ended up making only 7 servings because I slathered a lot of the cream cheese on one and didn't save any for the last two slices of bread! 
Haha but it was so good!
I ate cold leftovers the next day on my commute to work.
It was like a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich :P

Have you tried any great recipes recently?
~Naomi

8.28.2012

Breakfast at Tiffany's

...Or Brunch at Naomi's :)


My bestie SarahJean and I had been needing an all-out girl's day.
Last week, I hosted brunch where we ate Peaches & Cream Stuffed French Toast and drank Mimosas!
Then we watched Breakfast at Tiffany's before we headed out to take these pictures and go shopping.
After living with a boy for so long, sometimes a girl just needs her girls!


SJ's first mimosa!

Who wants the recipe? Sooooo goood!!








Twirly!



Giggles!


That's all darling! Have a fabulous Tuesday!
~Naomi



Dress: thrifted gift from Luz
Full slip: vintage
Shoes: F21

8.26.2012

Chocolate Icebox Cheesecake

My mom's birthday was last week. 
I wasn't able to celebrate with her, so I made a cheesecake in her honor and ate it.
She lives in MI, and I have since moved to PA.
So we don't get to see each other very often.
If I could have mailed her a slice of cake, I so would have!
Sorry mommy!

This recipe is from this month's Food & Wine magazine.

I usually bake my cheesecakes, but this one seemed so simple, I just had to try it.
You just assemble, and refrigerate overnight.
And it's only 3 ingredients plus water!
Score.


Chocolate Icebox Cheesecake


Freshly unwrapped from the plastic wrap

Resembles a crepe cake!

So yummy!

Don't you just love easy recipes that taste so good?!
~Naomi

8.23.2012

Destination: DMV

I had to have my driver's license renewed by my birthday this year.
Being the overachiever that I am, I did it early!
Ha-zaa!
This is what I wore to have my picture taken.
The middle aged white lady who took my pic asked if it was my real hair...
Umm... yes!
Funny side note, my face in my picture hasn't really changed in 3 years!
Just my hair style it different and I have bigger earrings this time around.









~Naomi


Shirt: Old Navy
Belt: Target clearance
Skirt: H&M
Shoes: "Me Too" from RB Shap
Clutch: Jessica Simpson via TJ Maxx


8.21.2012

Rainey Day

Don't you just hate it when the rain interrupts your plans?
My sister-in-law, Lucy and I bought matching polka dot shoes and planned to wear them on the same day and go out into Lancaster and go shopping. 
But then that morning, it was raining. 
And the forecast called for rain all day.
We still got gussied up, but we didn't go shopping :(


I was able to take a few pictures in the late afternoon when the rain let up for a little while. 
I think I had just stepped back inside and it started to sprinkle again!


We later went downtown for some drinks with friends and escaped the downpour by hiding in a gay bar and karaoke-ing!! 
It was great fun!
Oh and it was a a random night in the middle of the week which made it even more spontaneous and fun.
And this is what I wore!
If I had known that after some drinks with our friends, that we'd hit the gay scene, I would have dressed up a little more... 
Oh C'est la Vie!


Here fishie, fishie!

My landlady's gold fish

Loving my floral and polka dots!

I decided to take my hair down. Whatevss

New kicks!

Walking through the front of the garden while my landlady is on vacation. :P

Looking at rain clouds in the distance


That's all folks!
Happy Tuesday!
~Naomi


Shirt: JCP (old)
Skirt: thrifted
Shoes: Guess via Marshall's
Earrings: vintage

8.17.2012

Blackbird Singing in the Dead of Night

No, there are no birds in this post.
Sadly, not even a feather!
I just really like that song by The Beatles

On my back "porch" which is really just this little landing and some stairs. This was the only pose I could fit my whole body in the frame! Ha!

I always wanted to be a dancer...

Jazz hands!





Blackbird, fly.
~Naomi



Dress: United Styles "fit dress" :P
Shoes: Madden Girl via Marshall's
Necklace: F21
Earrings: Target
Ring: unknown consignment shop in Sacremento, CA
Diamond Bracelet: gift from my husband and dad, from Jared's

8.15.2012

Bluesy

I am not the type to dress in all one color.
I like to add complementing or contrasting colors with my accessories when I wear a solid toned dress.
Today, this was not the case. 
I wanted monochromatic.
I wanted head to toe blue.
Cobalt blue.
Shazaam!
I like it.


Twirling in an old, now unused covered bridge.



The woods and neighboring yard are so pretty!

I met a friend who wanted to be part of the blog too.

I named him Mickey Blue Wings




I love how the dress flows when I walk or the wind blows



Do you ever dress completely in one color?
I'd love to see an example!
~Naomi



Dress: H&M
Belt: thrifted
Earrings and Shoes: Target