Hail! to the victors valiant..

Hail! to the conquering heroes!
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The leaders and best!


Michigan football.....my husband's first second love. Both of his parents went to The University of Michigan for their undergraduate studies....though his sister went to Penn State...we don't talk about that. (kidding KHo!) I knew going into this marriage that I would lose many Saturday afternoons to the Wolverines, but my wonderful hubs always makes up for it with a chick flick that night.

Opening day for Michigan football was this past Saturday. Ironically, I stumbled upon this "pin" that morning...

I laughed out loud, especially because my MIL and I were joking about how I would become a "Football Widow" soon. (Truthfully, baseball season is worse because there are more games.) I joke that I hate football season, but the honest truth is though I don't really enjoy watching the games, I do enjoy spending a lazy Sunday reading/crafting while he watches. If I am being completely honest...I have been known to do a little "pay attention to me" jig in front of the screen if the game goes on too long. 

Hey, no one's perfect :) 

Well as a supportive beginning-of-the-season wife, I decided to make a Maize and Blue breakfast for my Wolverine.

He was thrilled! Now I joked earlier that Michigan was his first love...but no, sadly Michigan falls to second place...behind me breakfast foods. 

If I ever find myself in a position where, say, I went a little crazy at the mall...breakfast foods would surely smooth the waters. Not that I've tried, you know. :)

So what better way to celebrate opening day than with some awesome french toast?! And with "maize" colored bananas and blueberries! I don't usually like french toast, but this was so yummy. Especially with the fruit!! 

Fluffy French Toast
(Recipe from allrecipes.com)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 12 thick slices bread
  • berries or fruit for serving
  • powdered sugar for serving
  • maple syrup for serving
  1. Measure flour into a large mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the milk. Whisk in the salt, eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract and sugar until smooth.
  2. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Soak bread slices in mixture until saturated. Cook bread on each side until golden brown. 
  4. Serve hot with fruit, powdered sugar and/or maple syrup. 

1 comment:

  1. Ah Jacqueline! We are DIEHARD Wolverines in our house! :) Seriously! Once, when Iyla was 2 or 3, we were at the grocery store and she spotted a guy wearing a UofM shirt and she SHOUTED "HAIL TO THE VICTORS!" it was SO funny! :) I will definitely by trying your maize & blue french toast next weekend - when we stomp on Notre Dame! ;) Thanks for sharing!


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