A House Divided: Bedlam

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

There is nothing better than family, friends and football! Especially when it comes to some healthy and fun competition! We had family and friends visit us from Chicago, Naples, Washington DC, and California to attend the Oklahoma State University (OSU)/University of Oklahoma (OU) Bedlam game. We attempt this get together every year.  The majority of us graduated from OSU. Our family fits the saying, “ A house divided!” Ashley went to OU and Lauren went to OSU. 

We all donned ourselves with our collegiate clothing and headed to the game.  Half of the fun, is tailgating.  And OSU knows how to throw the best tailgating parties! There is nothing funner that eating and discussing our thoughts on the game outcome!  
To our misfortune, we(OSU) lost.  But what a game! Exciting in every way!

The next morning we had our Bedlam Brunch.  It was so much fun spending time with everyone! To drown out our tears, we had Mimosas! And a huge spread of food.  The favorite meal hands down was the: Apple Cinnamon French Toast.  There is two reasons I love this recipe, first because it is DELICIOUS, and secondly you make it the night before! 

Apple Cinnamon French Toast

3/4 C melted butter
1 C brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cans apple pie filling
16 slices of raises bread
6-7 eggs depending on the size
1 1/2 C milk
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 C maple syrup

Grease 9x 13 pan.  Mix butter, sugar, & cinnamon.  Spread over pan.  Then spread pie filling over the sugar mixture.  Layer the bread slices 2 layers on top.   Cut the bread to completely fill in.  Press down on the bread.  Mix eggs, milk and vanilla.  Pour over bread. Cover pan with saran wrap and refrigerate over night.
In the morning cover w/ foil bake @350 for 65 to 75 minutes.  Remove foil & drizzle syrup on top. Broil 3-4 minutes. Remove from the oven. Let it sit 10 minutes and cut into squares.

Sadly our time had to end and everyone headed home, but we look forward to next year and a different football outcome!

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