We belong to an informal dinner group.
It all started about 3 years ago with one other couple...
we would meet once a week, after work, and share a few appetizers.
The following year...
Another couple joined us on occasion.
Their children are younger and involved in many school activities.
This year...depending on schedules...
attending school activities,
visiting adult children.
caring for aging parents.
traveling for work...
We enjoy Monday night conversation with 4 other couples.
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
1 cup chopped pecans
The Brown Sugar, Butter and Pecan Topping is amazing.
And if you wish, you can prepare the Special Sauce.
Mix together granulated sugar, eggs, and milk in a bowl; add vanilla. Pour over cubed bread and let sit for 10 minutes.
In another bowl, mix and crumble together brown sugar, butter, and pecans.
Pour bread mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle brown sugar mixture over the top and bake for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set. Remove from oven.
For the sauce:
Mix together the granulated sugar, butter, egg, and vanilla in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir together until the sugar is melted. Add the brandy, stirring well. Pour over bread pudding. Serve warm or cold.
It's a wonderful way to start our work week.