With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Birthday Brunch

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday Brunch

Happy Birthday, Mom!
 Singing to Granny
Counting my nine grandchildren, my sister's four and my brother's four, my mom has 17 great-grandchildren.
The other Great-grandchildren are
Alexis & Olivia and Mandy & Amy
Julianna, Maxwell, Harrison and Vivienne
My mom has thirteen grandchildren.
(she calls them her baker's dozen)
a cupcake tower

 I send prepared meals to my mom
and something she likes for breakfast is

Baked Oatmeal
here is the easy recipe from Allrecipes.com
Makes 8 3/4-cup servings


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries or raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread into a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
NOTE: to make individual servings, fill 3/4-cup capacity ramekins or custard cups and bake 30 minutes 
 Always good to get together!


Tink's Spin said...

yummmy cupcakes , I am 80 raw food but for that 20 percent the Baked Oatmeal sounds great. I must try that. I love visiting and seeing all your great ideas, thanks, Tink

Flourchild said...

Wow what a beautiful Birthday party and a lovely family! I love the green cupcakes and baked oat meal is a fav. of mine!!!

Heather said...

Happy Birthday to your mom. Great menu.

those cupcakes look lovely. The coloured sugar sprinkled on top makes them look worth a million dollars.

NanaDiana said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom. I'm sure she just "eats up" all that attention from the Baker's Dozen! God bless her and all of you until her next birthday (and beyond)..xxoo Diana

Mildred said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful Mom. What a lovely party and how blessed to have such a big and loving family. Beautiful photos as always. Thanks for sharing this special day with all of us.

The Lucky Wife said...

Wow, what a menu! Sounds like you all had a wonderful and special celebration for her birthday.

Olga said...

Such a great birthday party! Everything is so pretty! The cupcake tower looks so delicious! Happy Birthday to your mom!

Tracy said...

YUMMMM, baked oatmeal! That sounds delicious...I love oatmeal and have it every morning for breakfast so I might have to try that out :)
How sweet the photos are of all the grand children and your mom. I'm certain she had the time of her life and about those cupcakes; ummm, those look good as well. I wonder if I'm hungry :)

moreofhim said...

What a blessing that you have such a large family! Your cupcakes are beautiful and everything sounds so yummy!! I'm sure your Mother felt very pampered and blessed!

God bless you - Julie

MIRJANA(Ruza123) said...

Happy birthday for your mom!
Nice family,god bless you all!!
I never try baked oatmeal..must tray this one:)!!

Ann said...

What a wonderful birthday your mom had. I love french toast casserole but never tried baked oatmeal.
That's cute that you mom calls her grandchildren a bakers dozen.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

What a lovely birthday party for your mom! Such a big, beautiful family!
Everything looks delicious, I wish I had some of that baked oatmeal right now!

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful tribute to your mom! Happy Birthday to her, good health!

lvroftiques said...

Awww Happy Birthday to your mom! She looks beautiful! I can see such a strong resemblance in you too *winks* The cupcakes look delish! And so does that baked oatmeal which I will be trying asap! Vanna

Linda C said...

Happy Birthday to your mom! Great picture of you all!

Yum! I have actually been thinking of making this. Have never had it before- I know!- Where have I been?:) And it is gluten free - yay!

Thanks for posting the recipe!
Happy Spring!


Julie said...

What a lovely brunch! Happy Belated BD to your mother!!!

Vivienne said...

hehe baker's dozen ;) how cute!
such a blessing to have so many generations together under one roof!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

Your menu caught my eye. Sausage stars? Do you cut them out after cooked or somehow shape the patties before you cook?

Also love the green sparkly thing around your cupcakes. Perfect festive touch.

Lallee said...

Belated birthday wishes to your mom. What a sweet celebration you had.

Kate said...

What a menu! How nice to have such a great brunch for your mom's birthday! Delicious.

Deb said...

Oh, those cupcakes look great...and the oatmeal sounds so yummy!!! So glad you had such a happy day with your Mom!

The Lucky Wife @ The Saturday Evening Pot said...

Thanks for linking this in our Mom-Friendly Recipes Breakfast category! My son LOVES oatmeal! I think the baby may be a little sensitive to it so I may not be able to try it for a while but I may have to make it for my son anyway!

Dharani Changanti said...

You are very lucky to see 17 great-grandchildrens. Many Happy Birthday wishes to all childrens, God bless her


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