Saturday, February 21, 2009
Happy Birthday Uncle Shaney!!!!
Our good friend Shane was in town to celebrate his birthday.
We meet Shane when we were in college. That was 19 years ago, and we have been friends ever since. When Katie was pretty little she started to call Shane "Uncle Shaney", Ian followed suit and ever since then Shane has been "Uncle Shaney" to our kiddos.
Friday night Shane's brother, wife, and their two adorable kids had us all over for dinner to celebrate. They live in a 2 1/2 story home that was built in 1912. It has beautiful wood floors and doors. The kitchen was decorated with butter yellow walls and toile window treatments with blue and white accents...so pretty. We had a delicious dinner of meat and potatoes. For dessert Shane's sister-in-law made her famous Kahlua cake...to die for!!!!
This morning Shane came over for brunch before he left town. Brian made stuffed french toast. He made this for the first time when he went to the UP with friends a month ago. This was the first time he made it for us...sooooo yummmmy!!!!!!!!
It was nice to catch up, even if it was for a short while. Happy Birthday Uncle Shaney!!! We love you.
Here are a couple of the recipes.
Joyce's chuck roast on the grill
2 1/2 - 3 1/2 pound chuck roast
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
4- 5 garlic cloves sliced
1 tsp. dried rosemary
3 bay leaves
Mix the water, soy, Worcestershire, rosemary, and bay leaves together. Pour the marinade into a zipper bag. Make small silts into the roast and slide the garlic pieces in. Place the roast in the bag and refrigerate over night. Bring the roast to room temperature and grill 15-20 minutes per side or more depending on the thickness of the roast and your preference.
Brian's stuffed french toast
1 loaf french bread sliced into 2 inch slices (not a baguette)
1 package light cream cheese
1 cup light sour cream
2 tsps.orange zest
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, brown sugar, and orange zest together. Make a small slice about half way through the side of each piece of bread. Stuff each slice with about a tablespoon of the cream cheese mixture. whisk together the eggs, milk, and nutmeg. Dip each piece of stuffed bread in the egg mixture, make sure to get both sides. Heat a skillet and put in a pat of butter. Fry each piece of bread for a couple minutes on each side. Serve warm with real maple syrup.