Thursday, August 26, 2010

P & J French Toast Rolls

Ready to Eat!
I tried a new breakfast treat that I saw on the news last night. This seemed like a good idea to combine peanut butter & jelly with french toast.
Here's how I made it:
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/4 cup milk 
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 - 8 slices of whole wheat bread
  • Peanut butter
  • Jelly
 On each slice of bread, spread 1/2 with peanut butter and the other half with jelly. Roll them up, I found that if you start with the jelly side it stays better.  In a large bowl, combine the eggs, milk and vanilla. Melt about 1 tablespoon of butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Dip the rolled bread into the egg mixture then place in pan. Turn when golden brown. Remove to plate and sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Serve with maple syrup if desired.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


I often wonder what makes people happy and why fiddling makes me so happy. If I stop to really think about happiness, a few things come to mind. So what can I do to achieve this happy state?

♪ Passion - Having a passion for something can truly inspire someone to be happy. I have a passion for knowledge, photography, gardening, relationships and most of all "fiddling". I am inspired to evolve and grow into a better person.
♪ Challenge - I need to have a challenge in life, something to strive for and drive me to keep going. I've always wanted to obtain my bachelor's degree and now have seven remaining classes. I'm an A student and loving the experience at Charter Oak State College.  (Update: I graduated in June of 2012!)
♪ Gratitude - I'm very grateful and appreciative of what I have. A wonderful family and friends. I'm grateful for the experience of adopting two special needs girls, who have added so much to my life. There were many happy, fulfilling times that I would never take back.  I try to find something good and positive in all that I do.  We often get wrapped up in focusing on what we don't have or didn't accomplish. "Things" don't make us happy, in fact I feel that too much "stuff" can overwhelm and create mayhem in our lives. It is such a cleansing experience to clean out and get rid of all the extra things in our lives.
♪ Faith - You have to believe in yourself and that you will be able to achieve your destination. Every experience has a purpose and something positive can be gained from it, even if the experience is a bad on or a set back. I like to think that I have the mental and spiritual strength to take on challenges and to grow in ways that I need to grow in order to succeed.
♪ Journey - Life is simply a journey and having a purpose to get up each day and do the things required to follow your journey will create much happiness in your life. I want to move forward, grow and be happy!