Bread Pudding- Budin de pan


INGREDIENTS://
7 a 8 bread rolls.

1 1/2 liter of milk. (I mixed evaporated milk with regular milk)

4 eggs

1 1/2 cups of sugar (depending how sweet you want it to be)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 Fl Oz

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon.

1 tablespoon of lime zest.

Orange zest from one orange (just the orange part, not the white part because it will be too sour).

3/4 cup raisins

1 cup of sugar for the caramel that will go in the pan

(I also used a teaspoon of rum for flavor, but that is completely optional)

STEPS://

Break the bread apart in small pieces and put in a big bowl. Add the milk and let it soak for 10-15 minutes

In another bowl mix in the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and the lime and orange zest.

Pour the eggs mixture into the bread and milk bown. Add in the rum (if you are using it) and the raisin and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is incorporated and let it rest for another 5 minutes


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In the mean time melt the sugar in a pot until it becomes caramel and pour it in the pan. Preheat your oven at 390 degrees. 

Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. And voilà! 

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It IS OK!

Hello everyone, I hope you all are having a great week so far, I have been debating whether or not to talk about this topic because I feel like everyone has an opinion about this, but I want to talk about the FEELINGS that some Stay at Home Moms experience, I recently read about the “HOUSEWIFE SYNDROME”, to be honest, I’ve never heard that term before but sometimes I do have all the “symptoms”

Apparently this Housewife syndrome is the feeling of some emptiness and some kind of that we are not enough because we are at home all day, every day, it is the feeling of tiredness and not having any motivation to do something, and when you do have that motivation it is the feeling of thinking you don’t have enough time to do anything, not time for doing the dishes, and cleaning, and making breakfast, lunch and dinner, doing laundry etc.

I am sure this happens to millions of moms out there but right now it is happening to me, maybe I have been a SAHM for too long (it will be 2 years this November) or maybe it is the fact that I’m running out to things to do at home. Either way, sometimes I feel like I wish I was back at work, I wish I was the same individual I was before I became “just a mom” and then the other “symptoms” start happening, but please, don’t get me wrong or don’t get confused, I am not depressed, at least I am 99% sure that I am not, but I do wish people in general understood that IT IS OK to feel this way.

IT IS OK to feel tired and to not have everything together, IT IS OK to just want to lay down in the sofa and watch reality tv, IT IS OK to not make dinner every day, IT IS OK to wake up late and let your child have breakfast in bed so you could stay in bed for 10 more minutes, IT IS OK to go out for a drink once a week, IT IS OK to ask your husband or partner for help, IT IS OK to go out and leave your kids at home with their dad, IT IS OK to want to do things alone,  and also, something that is very important to me, IT IS OK TO RUN YOURSELF A NICE BUBBLE BATH FOR JUST YOU!!! and don’t forget the candles and wine.

Please don’t get me wrong, I LOVE , I ADORE MY FAMILY TO DEATH, but I do need to be the same old person I was before I became a mom, being a mom has certainly changed my life, I am now forever responsible for another person and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Kim’s birthday celebration part 1

Hey guys, I know I’ve disappeared for almost a whole month and I’ve just had so much going in February that I am glad to say I accomplished all I had in mind for the month.

February started off with all of us sick with a bad cold, a cold that probably lasted about 2 weeks! but February 12 came and we were off to Disney! yes, DISNEY WORLD!!!!! We went with my in laws to celebrate my daughter’s Kim/s 3rd birthday and she truly enjoyed it all. We  had a few reservations, kept wondering if we made a mistake by taking her there so soon, but we were wrong and she had the time of her life!

Nothing will ever compare to the moment she met the characters and her face lit up. I’ve never seen a child so happy and in “awe” as she was. We really had a great time and I highly recommend visiting during the month of February it was not as crazy or expensive as it is in the hotter months. My in laws also had an amazing time with us and it was great to see them both going on rides with her.We were there from Sunday to Thursday night and did Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Universal Islands of Adventure the last day. Totally enough time for a 3 y/o and adults to enjoy.

 

We stayed at Disney’s Art of Animation resort and it wasn’t only a BARGAIN but it was a beautiful place for children and adults! we rented a car which worked perfectly because we skipped the lines for the bus and they also have a huge restaurant equipped with everything you might need like toasters, microwaves, milk, juices and all sorts of things.

It really was a magical moment and we really cant wait to go back 🙂

 

Butternut squash soup

Hi guys. I am here to share a very delicious and very easy recipe for a butternut sqash soup, you can totally make this with your kids too.

You will need:

• 2 lbs (1 kg) butternut squash

• 1 tbsp vegetable oil (I used olive oil because that is my preference)

• 1 onion, chopped

• 2 cups of vegetable stock

• 2 tbsp honey

• salt and pepper to your liking

Preheat your oven to 400 F. Cut the butternut squash in half lengthwise and spoon out the seeds and pith.

Then use a peeler to remove the skin and cut into chunks, place on a baking sheet with salt and pepper then drizzle the oil on top. Roast for 20 minutes and remove from the oven.

Add the onion and stir. Return to the oven and cook for another 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool a little.

Place the butternut squash and onion in a food processor with half of the stock. Blend into smooth.

Place the paste into a saucepan with the remaining stock and honey. Simmer for about 4-5 minutes on low heat. Let cool a bit. You can serve it with toasted baguette, cheese or parsley. I used scallions, basil and parsley because I love all 3 flavors. Enjoy!!