Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Couples Conference

Moultons (NC); us; Nuzmans, (Denver); Allens, (Washington State);
Palmers, (Fruit Heights, UT), Pages, (Lakewood CO).

President and Sister Allen hosted a two-day Couples Conference at the Mission Home. It was good for us and good for the Mission to share our thoughts and ideas. One afternoon the sisters went shopping at the local monastary gift shop, and at the street markets.
When Sister Allen hosts a group for breakfast, she serves yummy make-ahead French Toast Casserole:
1 (10 oz.) loaf of bread, cut into cubes.
8 eggs
3 cups milk (or half and half)
4 tsp. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
topping: 2 T. butter ; 3 T. sugar; 2 tsp cinnamon

Place bread cubes in greased 9 x 13 pan. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt; pour over bread so bread can absorb milk. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning top with melted butter and sprinkled sugar and cinnamon. (Multiply recipe 1 1/2 times to fill a 9 X 13 pan.)
350 degrees for 1 hour or 'til knife comes out clean. Serve w/syrup.