Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

Scenes from Saturday morning


Anemones!


Ranunculus!


Bacon, tomato, onion frittata!

Baked Eggs with Spinach and Mushrooms

I love the ritual of brunching, but the food itself is not really something I really crave, like Roo does. Roo loves his breakfast foods: eggs of all kinds, huevos rancheros, french toast, etc.! Hopefully I can keep up this tradition of trying to whip up something to satisfy his cravings on Sunday mornings.

For this recipe, I had too little spinach (5 oz), and no nutmeg. I halved everything except the onions or mushrooms because I like those things: the more the merrier! But you can see that they totally dwarf the spinach as a result. Maybe I should have renamed this “Baked Eggs with Mushrooms and Onions”?

Oh, one other thing I didn’t adjust: I forgot to consider the baking time, so the yolks weren’t as runny as I’d have liked them to be. Live and learn! I sprinkled generously with tabasco sauce to give it a kick.

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Ta-da: frittata!

Upon Leeetz’s urging, I tried the frittata recipe she sent along earlier this week. I’ve gotta say, I love how brunches provide the perfect opportunity to clean out the fridge. The original recipe called for asparagus and ham, neither of which I had, so I just substituted mushrooms and bacon with great results. I had a handful of mixed greens and 1/4 of a cucumber, which made for the perfect side salad. And voilàààà – brunch is served, and fridge is cleared!

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Week’s end scramble

Yesterday, Roo was in the mood for breakfast food, but we ended up having ramen instead. This morning, I decided to give the man what he wants! It was also a perfect way to get rid of a bunch of stray remnants from the past week’s meals all at once.

But first things first…coffeeeeeee:

Le scramble:

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My usual breakfast

Unfortunately, I’m not even motivated enough in the mornings to make toast. This is really the extent of my AM “cookery”:

It’s a rare rainy, dreary day in LA today, and although I had big plans of using my day off to run around town to take care of lingering errands, the weather is making me want to curl up on the couch and sip warm coffee all day. (So pretty much a repeat of yesterday.) Time to hurry up and get a move on!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes with Apple Compote

Occasionally, on lazy weekend mornings (or a holiday Monday), I am inspired to make breakfast.  Weekdays typically consist of oatmeal, cereal or toast so it seems a treat to actually be able to make a morning meal.

I actually had applesauce, apples and real maple syrup, so pancakes it was.   Aunt Jemima (the Complete mix) made it extra easy.  This was the first time I remember having real maple syrup.  Is it just me, or it doesn’t seem as maple-y as the fake stuff??

I usually cook all willy-nilly, without measurements.  But since we’ve created this blog, and I’d like to record successful cooking attempts, I’ve jotted down what I did, below the cut.

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