Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Wishing all of you mother's a very happy Mother's Day and for my own mother, I love you and miss you! Here is a little mosaic of my mom being the wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother that she is. Click on the picture to make it larger!

My mother is half way across the country today, but if she was here close to me I would like to think I'd treat her to something like this...Bananas Foster French Toast. Breakfast in bed was always big on Mother's Day when I was growing up. Luckily I had an older sister who could actually use the stove to help me out :-) Happy Mother's Day to you too Cindy.

Bananas Foster French Toast

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2008

  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 8 large croissants, halved
  • 1/2 cup dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 6 ripe bananas, halved crosswise and lengthwise
  • 1 teaspoon rum extract


In a shallow dish, whisk together eggs, cream, and cinnamon. In a large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Dip 4 croissant halves in egg mixture to coat both sides. Using a fork, remove croissants from egg mixture, letting excess mixture drip off. Place croissant halves in hot skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side or until lightly browned. Repeat procedure with remaining butter and croissant halves. Set aside and keep warm.

In a large skillet, combine corn syrup, brown sugar, maple syrup and pecans. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, and simmer for 2 minutes. Add banana halves and rum extract. Coat with the syrup mixture, and simmer 1 minute. Spoon over French toast. Serve immediately.

I'm joining in on Mosaic Monday over at Little Red House. Check out all of the other posts HERE.

I'll close with a flower for all of you, my first tall bearded iris of the year!


Dishesdone said...

Sweet mosaic of your mom, Suzy! What a super family you have, great pictures :)

and boy do I wish I was at your house, I love the french toast, looks fantastic!

I'm waiting for my iris, any minute!

Foley said...

Happy Mothers Day Suzy! The French Toast would be divine served in bed with a tall glass of mimosa!!!
Love the mosaic of your Mom - I know you miss her not being closer, but hope you can get together soon.

Natasha said...

Wow, that looks delicious! The first time I had bananas foster was at a restaurant that had a New Orleans theme at was heavenly!

Thanks for visiting and best wishes for a lovely week,

Carol at Serendipity said...

What a wonderful mosaic of your mum and a good way to preserve the pictures.

The French toast looks pretty spectacular.


Jeanne said...

What a beautiful tribute to your mom!

Marsha said...

Sweet mosaic tribute to your mom! I enjoyed seeing her smiling face in all the photos but liked the one of her taking a catnap with your grandniece :)

The french toast looks awesome and how fun that you have iris blooming. I have buds so I am hoping soon :)

32˙North said...

Hi Suzy,

Sweet tribute to your mom!


Snap said...

Wonderful tribute to your mom. Thanks for the recipe for the bananas foster french toast! Yummy!

Cynthia said...

Suzy, what a special, loving mosaic ... a wonderful tribute to your mother. I'm not much of a breakfast person, but your French toast looks delicious.

Your bearded iris is a beauty.

grey like snuffie said...

What a wonderful mosaic of your mom!

Cathy said...

The mosaic of your mom is beautiful. You have such lovely photos of her. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Decadent french toast, just perfect for the special occasion.

LDH said...

Beautiful mosaic of your dear mom! And... the Bananas Foster French Toast looks so good!

Chatelaine said...

Lovely family mosaic, perfect for Mother's Day. I love french toast so thanks for the recipe. It sounds yummy!

EG Wow said...

What a lovely mosaic honouring your mother!

Kathleen said...

I hope your mom liked the mosaic, and the breakfast YOU ate for her!:)

A Grain of Salt said...

Suzy, I'm a little late getting here and know that you had a belated visit from your Mom (and Dad). Did you serve her breakfast in bed? ;-) Whay a yummy looking breakfast!

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