Happy Weekend


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Happy weekend, loves! How was your week? We found ours to be long…but we’ve finally made it to those two blissful days! Christa and Curtis are trying to figure out a plan to find time to see all of the oscar buzz movies in theaters now, and Reg will be doing cutesy Boston things with her roomie like checking out the Christmas Tree lighting in Faneuil Hall. Whatchy’all gonna be doing??


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Happy Weekend!

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Happy {Halloween Weekend} Friday, loves! Everyone feeling frighteningly festive? We can’t wait to dig into that candy and get into that ghoulish spirit with some old school horror movies and some serious costume action. Have a fun weekend, all!


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Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

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I wasn’t able to take as many photos of these delicious donuts as I would have hoped because of the terrible lighting and bad weather on Columbus Day weekend in New Hampshire, but I had to share because they’re that good!

I recently picked up a donut pan from Goodwill and have been dying to make baked donuts! Awhile back, I made baked gluten free donuts with my friend Lauren (recipe here), and since I got my own pan, I had been on the lookout for the perfect recipe. I was having trouble finding the right baked donut recipe, and A Happy Food Dance’s recipe was just that! My family loved the donuts, and it was the perfect rainy day activity. Can’t wait to make more!

Donuts (Makes around 8):
+   5 tablespoons butter, softened
+   ½ cup sugar
+   1 egg
+   ½ cup milk
+   1 teaspoon vanilla
+   1 tablespoon baking powder
+   ½ teaspoon salt
+   1½ cups all-purpose flour

Cinnamon Sugar Coating:
+   
¼ cup butter, melted
+   mixture of equal parts cinnamon and white sugar – most likely about a ½ cup of each
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Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly oil donut pan
  3. In a medium bowl, combined baking powder, salt and flour. Set aside.
  4. In another bowl, add egg, milk and vanilla and beat mixture lightly. Set aside.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar. (*Note, I didn’t have a stand mixer, but here are great instructions on creaming together butter and sugar by hand)
  6. Add the wet ingredients in two parts, alternating with the dry ingredients and finish by beating until everything in just combined.
  7. Transfer the dough to a large ziplock baggie with the tip cut off. Pipe into the donut pan, filling only ½ the way full.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.
  9. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack allowing to cool just enough to handle.
  10. While the donuts are baking, melt butter. In another bowl mix the cinnamon and sugar together for the topping,
  11. Dip each donut in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. You may have to use a spoon to add more of the mixture on top of the donut. Flip over, and spoon over as much of the mixture as desired.
  12. Enjoy! 🙂

Happy Weekend!

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What a beautiful Friday! The sun is out, and we’re hoping it stays that way for the long weekend! Christa is heading up to New Hampshire and Reg is chillin in Boston to go apple picking/cider donut eating with her gal pals. We’ll both continue to binge on the new Bon Iver album – which is amazing. What are y’ll up to?


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Happy Weekend!

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Friday again, my friends, TGIF. Even with a short week, things have been cray cray. Christa is heading to NYC tomorrow for another Trashion Fashion event on the High Line at 3pm, and hoping desperately to not be too tired to go to Brimfield on Sunday. And Reg is planning on popping around town, enjoying the last bit of summer in the city. xo.

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Savory Bread Pudding

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I’m a huge fan of sweet bread puddings, filled with raisins and cinnamon galore, but in this case I was in need of dinner, had a bag of spinach that was on it’s way out, and a baguette that could knock a burglar cold. In an effort to avoid as much food waste as possible, I decided to make something a little out of the ordinary that seemed like it would be a challenge to mess up. This tasty little delight is filled with ham, cheese, and all things savory and wonderful. It’s also boy-approved (if you’re needing to please the bae), and could easily serve as a breakfast option as well.

For anyone else ever looking into options for stale bread, check out this helpful little post. Next time I may do meatballs.


Ingredients
1 large baguette, stale (roughly 1.5 ft long)
3 cups 1% milk
2 large eggs
1 cup asiago (I used a blend of asiago of parmesan)
2 cups fresh spinach, roughly chopped
2 cups ham, shredded
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp garlic powder


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To Make
Preheat oven to 375 and set aside an 8 x 8 baking sheet.

In a large mixing bowl, combine your milk and eggs, whisking until thoroughly mixed. Add in your garlic powder, salt, and pepper, continuing to mix well. Set aside your mixing bowl to cut your stale/hardened baguette into cubes. Be careful in doing so, as it’s very challenging to cut once the crust has been hardened.

Once cut, combine your bread into the mixing bowl and thoroughly mix, allowing the bread to soak up the milk. Once combined, chop your spinach and shred your ham over the cutting board. Add these ingredients to the pan mixture

Spread this mixture onto your pan. Once combined, chop your spinach and shred your ham over the cutting board. Add these ingredients to the bread mixture, as well as most of the cheese (leaving some to sprinkle on top). Once everything is fully incorporated and settled into the pan, add the remaining cheese on top then place into the oven for 45 minutes.

When fully cooked, the inside should be a little more gooey than cake, and the top golden brown.


 

 

Happy Weekend!

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Hello, loves! It’s been awhile since our last Happy Weekend post because of vacations and such – but it’s great to be back! We love sharing the fun stuff we find online throughout the week.:) I know we just said we wanted to hold onto summer for as long as possible, but the fall baked goods popping up everywhere are calling our names! How amazing and unique is that pie?!

Anyway…how are y’ll spending your Labor Day weekend? We’re taking it easy and are very excited about it!


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Happy Weekend!

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It’s a hot one, guys, but it’s Friday! We’re trying to stay cool & keep our heads up after another terrible world tragedy – ❤ sending love to France.

Christa had family in from Germany (hi Alicia & Timm :)) yesterday so she & Curtis showed them around New Haven & Hartford, with a stop at Flatbread (duh). Reg has been busy busy at work, and we’re all ready for a loungey weekend. Stay cool and give hugs to your loved ones. xo G&M


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Happy Weekend!

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Hey dolls, hope you all have a beautiful long weekend ahead of you, filled with lots of sunshine, bbq, and good vibes. We can’t wait to take it all in and have ourselves a great weekend with friends and fam. See ya on Wednesday!


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Happy Weekend!

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