Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Blueberry French Totes Casserole

I know toast is spelled wrong there, but that's how my baby girl used to wake me up when she was a toddler. "Mommmeeee.....TOTES!" It worked. Got my sleepy butt out of bed and made that girl some totes!
It was potluck day at work. We have themes now. Can't just whip up whatever tickles your fancy and bring it in...noooo! Today's theme was brunch. I made this bread-pudding like casserole that I found at About.com of all places. It's pretty darn easy. All I did was chop up the bread into cubes the night before and I was able to assemble it the next morning and throw it in the oven at the godless hour of 5:15 a.m. It's yummy with maple syrup. We had casseroles and cakes...
Potatoes and bacon....
Quiche and fruit....
Eggs and waffles!
And this....
That's right. I'm another year older and wiser. I mostly feel the older part :)

30 comments:

The Muse said...

Ok...I'm in with the Totes...(how cute is that?)!

Now HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you~
(please feel free to continue in Dolby Sound) LOL (wink)

Mrs. Jelly Belly said...

Happy, happy birthday!! Hope it was a good one.

The French Totes looks awesome (and what a cute story) but I have to say, if I worked in your office I could never get any work done. I would be sitting around all day like a slug, wishing for a nap!

Tiffany said...

I have a loaf of french bread in my freezer with the intention of using to to try bread pudding. I even had a bag of blueberries, thinking I might use those in it, but my daughter used them all up in smoothies. Now I'm inspired to buy more blueberries and give it a try.

Melody said...

Happy birthday! Who doesn't love potluck day at the office! Your "totes" looks awesome.

Brindi said...

Happy Birfday. You says totes, we say birf at my house.

Your casserole looks fatastic.

Pam said...

I love the totes story - too cute. This looks like the tastiest French toast casserole I've ever seen. YUM!

noble pig said...

Don't you love it when they pronounce words that way! My youngest said Checkup for ketchup and I never corrected him. I loved it. What a beautiful breakfast.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful casserole to celebrate with!

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you. And I love the french "totes" Adorable!

teresa said...

Happy birthday! What a yummy breakfast, looks wonderful!

Kris said...

Ooooh, that looks so yummy!! Stopping by from SITS to say hello!! Hope you'll stop by and see me too!

Finding Normal said...

Happy birthday!

Reeni♥ said...

Where do you work, cause I'm applying for a job! Your baked blueberry totes looks so scrumptious! I think that's sweet that you have potlucks, it all looks so good!

Zeemaid said...

"totes" how adorable!

That brunch looks pretty scrumptious....

Happy Birthday!

Joanna Jenkins said...

What a nice way to spend your birthday-- With all the yummy food! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! The Totes looks fabulous too. I'll have to try making it this weekend.

Monica H said...

I love totes too, especially with blueberries!

Happy birthday!!!

Christina Kim said...

1. happy birthday!
2. is your work hiring? i'd love to go to work and have a potluck like that!

Julie said...

Thanks for all the birthday wishes. And for those who asked....you really don't want to work where I do. Totes or no totes :P

Joy said...

Happy birthday! Your food photography is fantastic! That totes looks dee-lish!

Joy, via Welcomistas

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday to you ! Happy birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Julieeeeeeee. Happy birthday to you! :)
~ingrid

the ungourmet said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like a feast fit for a queen to me!!

Dee said...

Those Totes sound delightful. Anything which combines these fruits cannot be a bad thing! Hope your Bday was good. Great post!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday Julie! That is so awesome that your work has themed food days!
I hope you enjoyes your "Totes"! Kids are the cutest!

Kris said...

I've gotten to where now I just take photos of most of them and store them on a flash drive/memory card...and I save the REALLY awesome things the kids do.

Kris said...

ps lol...thanks for bookmarking me!

DeBran said...

This looks absolutely heavenly!! Thanks for stopping by and welcoming me!

Aubrey said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day!

Aunt Spicy said...

Happy late Birthday! Looks like the perfect birthday feast! Hopefully this is an amazing year for you!

Lara said...

I have an almost identical recipe for the blueberry french toast ( more cream cheese, no nuts) and it is one of our family's favorites!!!

The Japanese Redneck said...

They do the same kind of thing at my work. Yesterday they called it summer BBQ.

I have to say I don't participate. I'm always on a diet it seems. Stinks, but my mean Dr. fusses at me so bad, I do really try to be good (sometimes).

Ramona