Banana Walnut Stuffed French Toast

My dad, sister and I worked up quite an appetite during spinning this morning. We came back sweaty and ready for some good eatin’!

The Spinners

I promised Ryan I would try to recreate the banana walnut stuffed French toast that he ordered at breakfast last Saturday.

I made French toast with pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon stirred into the egg mixture. My sister cut up bananas and we heated them up on the griddle while the toast was cooking.

Sizzlin' Bananas

Bananas + Walnuts + French Toast


Of course I had to add whipped cream!

Banana Walnut Stuffed French Toast

This was a breakfast the whole family loved! Weekend breakfasts are the best.

Wedding Planning + Lunch

After breakfast, Ryan and I headed to the Vinoy to meet with the catering manager to meet with the catering manager, Stephanie, who will be handling our big day.

Stephanie was bubbly and very nice and we cannot wait to embark on more of the planning fun (tastings… yum!). 🙂

We came home to an easy lunch of sandwiches and pasta.

Sandwich & Peanuts


For dessert I enjoyed a cup of my obsession… Jello mousse!

Jello Mousse Cup

Ryan and I are leaving in 10 minutes to head out to a local restaurant and meet with a woman to discuss using one of the restaurant’s large rooms for our rehearsal dinner. Should be fun!

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! 😀

Cookie Stacks

Well, we made it. We’re safetly in St. Pete and are about to embark on a wedding-filled weekend!

Smilin' in St. Pete

But first, let’s back up to last night, which was full of deliciousness!

When we first arrived home, we hung out a bit waiting for my dad to get off work. My sister and I even had enough time to run out to T.J. Maxx where she succumbed to the trend and bought her first  running skirt (so cute!) and I found a nice pair of light blue Nike running shorts for $13. Score!

Once we arrived back home, it was dinn-ah time.

The Spread

For dinner we enjoyed lasagna, scallops with almonds and grapes, baked fish and veggies in a light butter sauce.

My Plate

I went back for seconds of everything but the scallops (but only because they were gone!).

As always, my favorite part of the meal was dessert.

My mom made one of my all-time favorite desserts and everyone overindulged as if we’d never have dessert again!

Chocolate Wafer Cookie Stacks

She made a ton of cookie stacks using Famous Chocolate Wafer Cookies and homemade whipped cream.

I had four stacks. Yes, I am a champ!

The First of Four

This dessert is always such a hit!

Whipped Cream and Chocolate Wafer Cookie Stacks


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 20 chocolate wafers
  • Directions:

    In medium bowl, whip cream, sugar and vanilla with electric mixer until stiff. Place a daub of whipped cream on each cookie, and stack in groups of 4 or 5. Chill in refrigerator 15 minutes.  Cover and chill 3 hours before serving.

    Guest List

    As you know, our wedding guest list will be finalized this weekend. Eek!

    I loved all of your comments and advice regarding wedding guest lists. You guys are awesome!!! Thank you to the amazing Donna, who emailed me with this fabulous diagram to help with guest list decisions.

    Who To Invite!?

    How cool is that!?

    Today’s Plans

    After breakfast, my dad, sister and I are taking a spinning class together before the weekend madness sets in!

    We have two wedding-related appointments, including:

    Annnnd, I’m off!