Monday, October 12, 2009

19 Days to NYC

Today I cooked and cooked and cooked. And I feel a little...ahem...like I have definitely made up for all of those calories I burned running my 32k yesterday. And maybe a couple more.

Started the day with a yummy bread pudding made from the leftover challah bread from Friday night and the heavenly cinnamon-stuffed challah from 2Moms bakery. It is an easy, slow and delicious way to start a lazy Sunday (or in this case, holiday Monday).

Billy's favorite bread pudding:
Cube the equivalent of almost one loaf of bread and put in a 9 x 13 glass dish. The bread should be challah, brioche, or something equally as rich. I have also used old french bread and it is ok. Just no WonderBread.

Wisk together 4 eggs, 21/2 cups of milk, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1 tbsp cinnamon (omit the last two ingredients if you use a flavoured bread as a base). Pour over the bread cubes and let stand for at least 15 mintues for the bread to absorb the liquid. At this point, you could do the first part the night before, cover and let sit in the fridge, and bake the next morning.

Bake for about 1 hour at 400. Let cool for a few minutes before serving. Serve with fruit and maple syrup or a little bit of sugar sprinkled on top.

Leftover pancakes. A way to clean out the fridge:
About 1-2 cups of mashed potatoes, 1 cup of shredded chicken, some chopped up spinach, and handful of shredded cheese, and one egg all mixed together well. Form into patties and fry until golden brown on both sides. Resist the urge to flip (or even peek) too soon or the thing will fall apart.


My children made their first very own apple pie using apples they picked from Applewood Farm the day before. Ok. So they didn't bake it ALL alone. I took over slicing the apples after Billy cut his finger and was in charge of the food processor after they almost broke it. But other than that, it was all them. And it was delicious. But they can't take all the credit. Here is the recipe from Epicurious.com:

Would you have been able to run after all the cooking (read: eating)? Seriously, it was a rest day. But we still took Charlotte to the dog park. So at least I walked a few kms.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Billy,
    Would your recipe work with diet flax bread? (I'm allowed one slice a day.) OK, so I wouldn't be able to cube it cos it's sliced so thin, it'd be bread slivers, not cubes. But I can substitute Splenda brown sugar. I'm actually serious - I LOVE bread pudding.
    Your Chinese Bubbie