A couple of weeks ago I received an invitation to join my friend Michelle for brunch this past Sunday. I gladly accepted… Hellllo breakfast buffet (side note: best french toast casserole EVER and i plan to recreate this weekend) and all you can drink mimosas. I sort of had an idea what it was for but I didn’t want to pry!
On Friday, Michelle asked me to come over ahead of time on Sunday so I could help her carry some bags she had for the girls. When I arrived she asked me to open mine… I wanted to wait so she asked me to open the card for now. As i read one of the SWEETEST cards anyone has ever given me I got goose bumps! At the bottom it read “I would be more than honored for you to stand by me and be my maid of honor on the day I become Mrs. Mitchell!”
I was so honored and of course said yes :) I’ve known Michelle for 10 years now and couldn’t be any more excited to spend this special day with her. I’ve even started thinking of bridal shower AND bachelorette ideas. Um, MOHzilla much!? Just kidding. But, really… I’m already planning – That’s what happens when you ask a planner to be your Maid of Honor!
Here are some pictures of Michelle and I over the past 10 years… I left out the ones when we were younger because nobody wants to see pink sweaters, with pink chain belts, pink pointy shoes and jeans with a pink outline. I’m sure the visual is enough.
Even though I knew Michelle would be engaged ahead of time – She had no idea. Robby & I had been on the hunt for the perfect ring! Michelle & Robby flew out to Vegas for a friend’s wedding and she came back with a big rock of her own.
I’m so excited to see you two say your vows and spend every waking second for the next year helping you plan!!
Now that you know how excited I am about their wedding let me tell you what else I’m excited about… Bananas + Pudding + Muffins.
When I went to work today the mom said “Sorry it looks like I’ve been running a concentration camp – I’m headed to the grocery store now” It was kind of true… The only thing there was to eat was bananas, banana pudding mix and cereal. But we made do with what we had and invented the best banana pudding muffins EVER. The 5-year-old said “It’s so much fun cooking with you”. Those words make my heart melt… Therefore I let her have a no nap day! Good idea or Bad? I guess the parents will find out later, whoops!
Banana Pudding Muffins
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter melted
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 box of banana pudding mix
- 4 medium bananas
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Mash bananas
- Mix in sugar and lightly beaten egg
- Pour in melted butter and stir
- Make a well in the center and add the remaining ingredients
- Mix well
- Pour into lined muffin tin
- Sprinkle Brown Sugar on top if you’d like
- Bake for 20 minutes
- Let cool for 10 minutes
- Enjoy one when it’s still warm!
I usually spread Peanut Butter all over my muffins/breads because well, i guess just because I’m addicted.. But this was perfect without it! These were fluffy with a pudding like taste. I love banana pudding, shakes and candy so these are definitely my new favorite muffins :)
So next time you see some of these…
Definitely make these!!
Now the children won’t have to starve ;) Kidddding
I also wanted to share the cutest cards the girls made today for an 11-year-old they know who just found out she has an inoperable brain tumor. We went to Target while they picked out “pretty paper” with “bright colors”. I hope these make her (and you) smile!!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
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