Food, Life and Love

So You Can Start the Day Over!!

How many mornings do you grab whatever is easiest, quickest, and rush out the door late for something? Recently, I feel like too many of my mornings are spent eating due to a need for sustenance rather then savoring the delicious bounty of breakfast delights. So alas, this peril will end by starting the day over with a Breakfast Mash-Up!!

Ingredients that gotsta go…

Stale bread, purple potatoes, goat cheese log covered with blueberries, chard (from the garden…woo hoo),  and creme fraiche

Menu:

Coddled eggs with creme fraiche, scallions and hot sauce

Purple Potato Hash with sautéed chard

French Toast with sweet goat cheese

Oh breakfast! You make the world a better place. The coddled egg, as you know from previous posts, are one of my favorites. Classic, creamy, and a great way to use left over  cheese or creme fraiche. I roasted the purple potatoes with olive oil and rosemary until crispy. In a separate pan, we sautéed onions and chard in olive oil and added a bit of orange juice. We combined the chard mixture with the crispy potatoes and added just a bit of parmesan. They were delicious and beautiful.

The star of the night….the french toast!

Take 2 eggs, 1/4 milk, 2 sprigs of thyme, 2 t cinnamon, and 2 t of maple syrup and whisk together. Place three slices of the stale bread in the egg mixture and let soak about 10-15 minutes. In a saute pan, add a splash of oil, you don’t want a lot and heat on medium. Add the soaked bread and crisp for about 2-3 minutes per side. You can get a great goat cheese from Trader Joes that is rolled in vanilla and blueberries. It is sweet but still has a bit of tang. We cut a slice and placed it on the crispy french toast, topped it all with some warm maple syrup and served. The goat cheese melts and adds such a decadence it is amazing. Trust me you will start your day over and over for a meal like this!

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