This is not a post about why, as a girl in her late 20’s, I love brunch. Brunch is a completely different beast. I enjoy a mimosa and eggs benedict as much as the next person, but what I’m talking about here is a good, old fashioned, homemade breakfast. Why do I love it?
- The obvious: It sets a solid foundation for the day.
- Eggs are SO good, and good for you (my answer to the question: What food would you choose if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life?)
- If the day gets away from you and you have to eat out for lunch and dinner, you still had one home cooked meal
- I am really trying to convince people about the benefits of breakfast?!
- Coffee is delicious
- If you wake up early enough, you actually have time to make TWO breakfasts
- It smells great to wake up to
- Guests always appreciate breakfast made for them when staying over
- Everyone wants breakfast, they just don’t like making it
Top 10 favorite breakfasts (in no particular order)
- Buttermilk pancakes (w/ homemade syrup)
- Homemade english muffins
- Fried egg sandwich
- Oatmeal with brown sugar (maybe strawberries on top)
- Grits and eggs
- Dutch baby
- French toast
- Buckwheat pancakes
- Bonus: Tortilla/Hashbrown/Egg scramble
I inherited the love of breakfast from my mom, who I think inherited it from her mom, Grandma Holm. My mom made breakfast for herself and four kids almost every morning (hot breakfasts), which in hindsight is just astounding. I’m thankful for both that and the delicious recipes that have been handed down (if you want any recipes, let me know!)
p.s. I was inspired to write this post on a Saturday morning after whipping myself up an amazing dutch baby. This is the recipe I use, making sure to follow the suggestions from review #1 (gooddealmeg). I’m not sure that the “warming of the eggs beforehand” does anything, but I love the vanilla instead of nutmeg, and the extra 5 minutes of cook time has done wonders. I also don’t have a cast iron pan, but using a round cake pan has always worked for me.
“All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast.” – Unknown
Berlin Sheraton Hotel Breakfast, October 2016