Is anyone else’s three year old acting like you a pre-teen lately? Seriously, if I have to tell Marston one more time to pick himself up off the floor and stop crying (no, you cannot drink milk out of a candle with a pencil straw. THAT’S NOT EVEN A THING.) I’m going to lose my ever loving mind. When he does this, I remind myself that Saturday is coming and with Saturday comes my favorite meal: brunch. We’ve been eating a lot of bagels and lox with roasted heirloom tomatoes and I don’t hate it.
Okay, listen, don’t get all judgey-judgey on me. Don’t hate it till you ate it. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Seriously, not only is it so delicious, you even get some good vitamins, on account of you know, the sprouts.These maple bacon blueberry brussels sprout hot cakes are a game changer for your Saturday morning brunch.
Today I’m sharing a white pepper goat cheese and asparagus quiche. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or brinner. It reminds me of new life, happiness and all things spring. It’s what I’ll be making for Easter brunch (Lamb and Jerusalem artichoke puree for dinner) and also what I ate for dinner last night. And it’s what you should try as soon as you are able. Spring asparagus are hitting the market stand and they are yummy!
I told you yesterday why you should not go out to eat on Valentine’s Day. In case you were getting all sneaky and thinking, okay, I’ll just go out for brunch, DON’T BE DOING THAT. Same song, second verse guys. My favorite thing in the world is to go out to eat and experience someone else’s imagination in the form of food. It is where all my disposable income goes. But when it comes to V-day, just wait an extra week. Let the chaos calm down and return to your favorite restaurant when they are not swarmed with patrons who haven’t gone out to eat since last Valentine’s Day.
Instead, wake up early and make her/him breakfast in bed. These delicious Mexican Beignets with Chocolate Dipping Sauce will change your life, or at least your morning.
What’s your Saturday morning ritual? Do you get up and go for a run? Sleep till noon? Nostalgically, sit in front of the tv and watch Saturday morning cartoons?
I love to get up and make Saturday morning breakfast for my family. There’s no impending pressure of work, we can take our time. We laugh, we discover new foods, and it’s an excuse to have a mimosa. For me it feels like a weekly mini-celebration of family.
Have you ever considered making your own granola? If not, WHY HAVEN’T YOU? Ask yourself, do I need more goodness in my life? Then ask yourself, do I love yummy things? Then ask yourself, do I like making other people happy?
If your answers are yes, then GREAT NEWS—I have the answer.
If you’re a parent, then inevitably you’ve got a freezer full of frozen bananas. All you single people are laughing wondering why the heck we have a freezer full of bananas. Well I’ll tell you. It’s because bananas are cheap, so you buy bananas for your kids to eat for breakfast. But then he doesn’t want a banana for breakfast. And since the thought of throwing away a perfectly good banana is repulsive, you freeze it. And since it would be entirely too logical to start buying fewer bananas—you have a freezer full of them.
Inevitably, towards the beginning of September you wake up and fall is in the air (I guess unless you’re my one reader who lives in Thailand). The temperature still reaches 90 degrees by 3pm, but the mornings are cool with a slight breeze and the air smells like fall is coming. And when that happens, the first thing I start doing is dreaming up pumpkin and butternut squash recipes (I’m about as cliche as they come).
On Father’s Day Joe is king. (He’s king of my world every day, but I do a better job of acting like it on days like Father’s Day and his Birthday). We started the day off with his favorite breakfast — French Toast. And since I was missing Paris, I decided to stuff it with our favorite crepe ingredients – Nutella and bananas. If you like Nutella at all, or chocolate, or french toast, or breakfast, then you will love this recipe of Nutella and Banana Stuffed French Toast.
Easter is this Sunday. We’ll be celebrating in Florence with Joe’s family and I cannot wait. His parents arrive tomorrow, and chocolate tasting with my mother-in-law will probably be the highlight of my trip. One of my favorite Easter activities is a Sunrise service at home with my family followed by brunch. In honor of them, here’s my go-to breakfast casserole for any brunch.