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Baby Duckling and Sourdough French Toast

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Oh hi.

Meet Ponce de Leon. He’s the newest addition to my little bro’s family.
Newest BFF to Magellan.

And teeniest, tiniest, sweetest little thing I’m pretty sure I’ve ever seen.

This picture is really just so you can completely understand how small and fluffy he is. Also now you know the truth that I usually don’t wash my hair or wear makeup on the weekends. Lucky Brandon!

Anyways, I spent most of the day Saturday at my little bro’s house (pictured above) for his wife’s birthday. It was nice spending some time with them, eating my weight in guacamole, and snuggling with that sweet little thing.

Also this sweet little thing.

Did your head just explode? I know, it was almost too much cuteness in one place to bear. Somehow I managed.

Other than making an embarrassing amount of cute baby/animal reaction noises this weekend, I also had a lovely evening with two of my best girls Friday night, including a box of wine (we keeps it classy) and a rousing game of American Idol karaoke. Then Brandon and I spent most of Sunday relaxing and catching up on Shameless. I actually made it to Church again this week for Palm Sunday, and I forgot that mass is a little longer than most. Coffee beforehand would have been a wise choice, but hey, it’s all a sacrifice for the big man.

To celebrate the fact that I stayed awake, I made one of my favorite breakfasts when I got home. One of the best things about this breakfast is it allows me to quote one of my favorite scenes from 40-Year-Old Virgin, which is always a good time.

That’s right. Some fraaaaaaaaaanch toast!


I picked up a loaf of sourdough at the grocery store this weekend and holy crap, I will never use any other kind of bread for french toast ever again. And obviously you need copious amounts of bacon alongside or what’s the point? #JessLaw

Sourdough French Toast
You’ll Need:
4 slices of sourdough bread
3 whole eggs
1 cup milk
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 T light brown sugar
T butter
Trader Joe’s sugar, chocolate & coffee bean grinder (optional)

Directions: Heat butter in a large skillet over med heat. Whisk together eggs, milk, cinnamon, vanilla and brown sugar in a large bowl or baking dish. Soak each piece of bread in the egg mixture for at least 30 seconds. Carefully lift coated bread with a slotted spatula and place on the skillet. Cook each side for about 5 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown. (I like mine a little more on the well-done side, so I always let it go an extra minute or two until it gets pretty dark.) Serve with maple syrup, or whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Sprinkle with a few cranks of the Trader Joe’s sugar, chocolate & coffee bean grinder if you are lucky enough to have one of these little gems!

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So that’s it for me, friends. I hope you all had nice weekends! I only have three days of work this week, so maybe I’ll step it up and get back to blogging more than twice a week…. or I’ll spend my time getting a pedicure and buying way too many things at Costco. Either way.

Happy Monday!

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32 thoughts on “Baby Duckling and Sourdough French Toast

  1. Oh good lord. That duckling is just about the cutest thing ever. My mom has “her” ducks that she feeds and I’m pretty much banned from contact with babies, as I would probably squish them to death (accidentally and totally out of love.) We can’t take any chances though.

  2. Omg!!! One of my bffs is OBSESSED with ducks. She wants to live somewhere where she can have one! haha she would be so jealous!

  3. Oh my gosh! That duckling is so cute and little!!! I want one!! :)

  4. Fluffy ducks AND sweet babies?! You hereby win the award for cutest blog post EVER. :)

  5. Awwww… the duckie!

    When we were in elementary school, one of our teachers brought in their little ducks for us to play with one year. They are so freakin’ cute…

  6. Baby ducky!!! I’m not sure why I go batshit insane over little animals (more so than little people, ack), but I cannot help it. Your fraaaaaanch toast looks superb!

  7. Thank you for starting my Monday with all this cute.

    FRAAAANCH TOAST!

  8. I’m still trying to figure out why your brother got a duck? But yes totally adorable, and hooray for baby snuggles over the weekend!

  9. Your brother has ducks??? That’s amazing. So is french toast. And bacon. Too much amazingness, I can’t handle it on a Monday morning.

  10. That duckie is just beyond the cutest thing ever! I want one!

  11. Also, I now consider your brother to be as cool as Chandler and Joey, which is like, the COOLEST.

  12. 1. I love the duck/cat photo. Good lord that is precious.
    2. That little boy is adorable.
    3. I wash my hair as little as possible too ;)

  13. Yup – cute overload. And to think, I never thought of ducks as cuddly.

  14. Baby ducks are so adorable, and that picture with the cat may be the best ever. I want a duck now too.

  15. Ha I love how the ducks are named after explorers!!

  16. Oh.em.gee. i want that duck!!! It’s ridiculously cute haha I love it. Also, ummm TJ’s sugar, chocolate & coffee bean grinder (??) SAY WHAAAA… ?! Yep, I want this. Now. Thnx for the heads up, lookin’ for that gem on my next trip there fo’ sure :)

  17. My dad used to teach and do the egg hatching and one year brought duckies home over Easter break…pretty sure I admired them afar like I do with animals now.

  18. Boxed wine and karaoke sounds like a great night to me!

    Your french toast looks great, sourdough is one of my faves :)

  19. good god that lil duckling!!!!!!!! so cute! yesterday was national sourdough bread day!

  20. That picture is CLASSIC!!!!

  21. Babies and little chicks? Awesome! Love, love, love Shameless – still have to watch the show on the DVR from Sunday. :D

  22. I fell asleep during Palm Sunday Mass (and I went in the afternoon). I know it’s longer than usual, but it seemed unfair of the priest to give a super long homily.

  23. I saw the title of this post and kept saying “I want some freeeeeench toast” over and over again. God, she is so obnoxious in that role, I love it. Get your freak on.

    Ponce is too cute and so tiny but your nephew is even cuter :)

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