On the weekends we usually try to have a really nice breakfast. Usually we have weekend coffee (coffee made in the French Press) and bacon & eggs or pancakes. Yesterday though we had something even more special than normal. I used my wonderful bread machine to make homemade Everything bagels.
These bagels were much easier than I thought they would be and will definitely make them again. I topped the bagels with salt, onion flakes, garlic power, sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. We took our fresh made bagels and make bacon, egg, and provolone sandwiches. It was one of the best sandwiches I’ve had in a long time.
After breakfast, which was really more of a brunch, and a nap, we went out for a walk to enjoy the waning, winter sunshine.
I thought that when fall left all of the pretty pictures would be gone, but I was wrong. There are so many new shadows and colors to see this time of year.
We still don’t have any snow here. I think that when it comes it won’t be an inch or two but buckets full. Maybe I’ll get one of those blessed December snow days.
I told Jeremy he could choose one day this weekend for a “good breakfast.” He chose today. Last night before I went to bed, I prepped the dry ingredients for biscuits. Please people, stop buying the dough boys wares and make your own; they are so good when you make them from scratch. You cannot beat real bits of butter in a biscuit. In addition to prepping the biscuits before going to bed, I set the table and prepped the coffee.
To accompany our biscuits, I made veggie (red onion, tomato, jalapeno) and prosciutto omelets. The jalapeno was just enough kick with the sweet, farmer’s market tomatoes. These were some of the best omelets I’ve ever made. I will lament the loss of fresh basil when it is gone.
I’m convinced that eating breakfast from China plates makes it taste better, even when you’re wearing sweat pants.
I’m off to finish prepping for school. Enjoy the day.
I really didn’t know about fresh, sweet basil until last summer when I had caprese salad for the first time. This summer I made sure to plant basil in our garden, and it is the gift that just keeps on giving. We’ve had maybe 12 sunny days in a row, and my little basil plant just keeps growing and growing.
As we are nearing the end of our no more grocery store experience, and I still haven’t shopped, breakfast pickings were looking a bit low this morning. It is amazing what you can make if you just stop and think for a moment.
I decided on omelets and home fries. First, I chopped some garlic and the potatoes, tossed them with olive oil and let them get cooking. The key to a crunchy crust is not to bother the potatoes. Let them sit there on medium heat an only toss them occasionally; they will not burn. While my potatoes were doing their thing, I ran out to the garden to collect some basil. I love picking it and smelling it, maybe I can get a basil candle.
One three egg omelet splits nicely between the two of us.
Jeremy is really the omelet making superstar in this house. I always get them just a bit too brown.
This breakfast was filling, but I don’t feel stuffed. It was so hot while I was cooking, but now it is raining. It smells so fresh, and it’s cool and comfortable in the house now.
I really must grocery shop!
Are you a basil lover?
Today has been an amazingly relaxing day.
First, Jeremy made us an amazing breakfast: Bagel egg sandwiches, homefries, bacon, and grapes. Everything tasted great. I didn’t do a single thing. His homefries were really quite impressive.
I ended up putting my bacon on my sandwich. It was a lovely way to start the day.
After breakfast, we did nothing. It was great. I caught up on blog reading, and Jeremy watched a few rounds of Sports Center. We ended the afternoon by watching the Cubs game. The Cubs are Jeremy’s favorite team, and they are rarely on TV out here. They won. And whilst they were winning the stupid YANKEES blew a huge lead and lost. Grrr. . .
After the games were over we went on a run out to Packer’s Falls. I ran the whole way there which was one of my summer goals. Now I just need to get there and back.
When we got home, I showered the copious amounts of Off and sweat away then we made dinner.
Tonight we tried Colemann Natural hot dogs. It seems to me at least that hot dogs are not something on which I am willing to comprise. Jeremy said they were really good, but I barely finished mine. It just tasted weird. I think I’d rather have my Hebrew National Kosher Beef hot dogs. While the hot dogs were kind of lame, the Olivia’s salad and baked beans were great.
The other new thing I tried tonight was a Peak Organic Amber Ale.
I really liked this beer; it went great with the grilled food and had a nice honey after taste. On top of being organic, this beer is brewed in Portland, ME which makes it local too.
Now it’s time to enjoy some Big Bang Theory.
Thunder is rumbling over outside and the rain is fluctuating between all out downpour and a constant drizzle. We need the rain, but getting awake and motivated has been a little difficult. Luckily, it’s Saturday.
While I finished reading Lolita, Jeremy made me a breakfast quesadilla. Now the only thing breakfast about the quesadilla is that it’s eaten in the morning.
Jeremy makes the best quesadillas. He fills mine with black beans, red onion, broccoli, garlic, and of course cheese. We ate some leftover apple wood bacon and coffee. Sometimes, I just don’t feel like eggs, oatmeal, or anything sweet in the morning. On these days, the “breakfast quesadilla ” really hits the spot.
My plans for the day are laundry, lounging, and hitting the gym unless it clears up and we can go for a jog outside.
- Traveleatlove is having a great giveaway involving Olive Press.
- FillyRunner is giving away dirty girl gaiters. If I had these maybe I could go out and jog even though it’s raining.