This is the before and after photo of the masks I’ve been wearing to protect myself from the smoke and ash in the air. The Camp Fire has made the air toxic here. My eyes, skin and throat feel so dirty and heavy. We’re on day 10 of this horrific fire. I’m attempting to share what I can on all my social feeds, it’s helping with the emotions I’m experiencing. I’d like to thank everyone for the support, love, prayers, juju, you’ve sent. We’re Butte Strong and we will get through this.
Want to make something for brunch or breakfast that will be a major crowd pleaser? Want it to be super easy and low stress too? Well I give you Blueberry Almond Croissant Pudding. This has been a winner every time I have served it. I made it for Mother’s Day for my Mom. I made it for Cal Fire (I love them so much) when they were saving the Ranch during the Cherokee Fire I made it for a Ranch Day. Each time, it was met with rave reviews and recipe requests. The almond paste gives it a very subtle nutty flavor that is divine! You can omit the almond paste, but I think it’s what make this dish so good.
Best brunch dish ever.
Blueberry Almond Croissant Pudding
7 large croissants , cut up
2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
2 packages (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 package almond paste
2 teaspoon vanilla
2.5 cup milk
Layer croissant pieces, blueberries, and small chunks of the almond paste in a 9×13 baking pan. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla in your stand mixture until well blended. Slowly incorporate the milk. Pour the mixture over croissant pieces. Put in your refrigerator overnight.
I love watching the bread soak up the liquid goodness.
Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes or until set in center and golden brown and a knife comes out of the center clean.
It’s just that easy! But if you need some more breakfast/brunch ideas, may I recommend…
Caramel Pecan Rolls & Cinnamon
The Most Delicious Banana Bread Recipe Ever!
Spring Sausage Casserole
I’ll write about this fire later. I’m still shell-shocked. Just know we all made it out ok! None of my animals were harmed and both of the main ranch homes survived! Thank you Cal Fire!
Everything is ok. No animals were hurt, no humans were hurt. The fire was caused by a hit and run driver. They caught him. We’re not sure if insurance will cover the damaged fence (there is a lot!), so we might be having a fence fixing party on the Ranch this fall! Good times! I wanted to share some of the pictures from that day with you.