Thursday, October 6, 2011

Weekend breakfasts


We are on the verge of a gloriously long weekend. We are on the verge of spending time with family and friends and giving thanks. And we are on the verge of filling our faces with turkey, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pie milkshakes (I know!!!) and all the other delicious trimmings that go with turkey dinner.

Well, we are - what about you? What are you plans? I hope that they are good - and I hope that you get to soak in a long weekend. They are therapeutic.

Getting ready for this weekend - I think that you should treat yourselves to a delicious breakfast. Something healthy, rich, tasty, hearty, simple... Here is what I have in mind.

Raspberry Yogurt

1 pint of raspberries
1 tbsp of water
Plain yogurt


In a food processor, puree the raspberries and the water until smooth. Then add it to plain yogurt.


Uh, really, that is it. It is so fresh, tasty and easy. A great starter for a warm breakfast.


Baked eggs with tomato and cheese
Adapted from How Sweet It Is

(this is enough for one - just double, triple or even quadruple...)

2 eggs
6-8 grape tomatoes - sliced in half
3-4 basil leaves - chopped
1/2 tbsp of cream
2 tbsp of goat cheese or cream cheese
Kosher salt and pepper

Pre-heat oven for 375.


In a small baking dish or ramekin, lightly (very lightly) grease the dish with butter. Add the tomatoes and basil and the cheese. Crack the eggs over top and cover with cream. Season with kosher salt and pepper.


Bake for 5-7 minutes and then change the oven setting to broil and broil for 5 minutes. The longer the cooking the harder the egg - if you like your egg runny - just broil for a couple of minutes.

Remove from the oven, serve with some nice hot toast, and enjoy.

If these don't 'fancy' you, here are a few other breakfast suggestions.

Don't forget to eat your breakfast, it's the most important meal of the day.

Alright - time to make a grocery list and finalize the Thanksgiving Dinner menu. I love this!!!



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