All posts filed under: Breakfast

Pumpkin spice for breakfast

This year all the craze seems to be pumpkin spice. Not sure I would like it, just sounds, well….strange. We should eat pumpkin pie not drink it right? Have to say I am a changed person. While shopping I saw our favorite milk company had a small pumpkin spice drink ” for a limited time”. I got suckered in and bought some. All I can say is yum. John and I both hand a small glass. At 250 calories per cup…..I think this needs to be rationed.  Well this morning I poured John an orange juice and said “hey, what about a pumpkin orange drink”? Using half oj and half pumpkin spice milk drink I mixed in a small glass and stirred. Sipped……and Shazam …..tastes like a 50 50 bar with a hit of pumpkin spice.  Just thought I would share.  As always we hope you enjoy.  Advertisements

Aunt Tiny’s “Hunters Delight”

Baby it’s cold out there……a good hearty breakfast is a great way to start these cold winter mornings. Our Aunt Tiny lived in the Imperial valley in California. Our relatives that lived there were all farmers and hunted the fields for birds during the fall-winter months. Now this was all back in the 70’s and 80’s…… And I still make this dish, whether it is camping, hunting, a family gathering or just because.  It has a great flavor, easy to make and hearty. This feeds 2-4 depending on portion size 6 strips of bacon 1/2 chopped onion 1/2 green pepper chopped 3 small potatoes 4 eggs Garlic salt and some pepper In a large frying pan, I use cast iron: fry bacon. You can do it in pieces or whole and break it up later. Do not fry extra crisp. Meanwhile wash potatoes, using a grater on the slice side ( should be two- three slots on a narrow side) slice potatoes and set aside. Chop onion and pepper into small to medium pieces. After …

Créme Brûlée French toast

Years ago we use to do football brunch parties. Always trying to tip the scales with something different and wonderful, this breakfast/brunch dish was introduced. For the life of me…..old age has set in……I can not remember who brought this or gave us the recipe. It is yummie and a nice morning treat. This serve about 6. 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons maple syrup 12    1″-1/2″ slices of callah bread (you’ll use the loaf) 6 eggs 1 cup half and half or grand marnier ( if you want you can split this to have both)  2 teaspoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 orange juice 1/2 cup white sugar Preheat oven to 350: butter a 9×9 baking dish. In saucepan melt butter, sugar and syrup until it turns brown and will pour. Pour into baking dish. Trim crust from bread and layer over sauce. Wisk eggs, half and half, vanilla, salt, oj and sugar. Pour over bread, allow bread to soak up the liquids out 5-10 minutes then bake for 35 …

Spice pancakes with butter pecan syrup

  I am not sure if Texas is the pecan capital or not but they sure have a ton of trees here and Texans are very proud of their nuts. They are know as “gold in a shell” for us non native folks…..expensive and expensive. Need I say more. Trees here are everywhere and if you live in town with them you know you can pick them off the ground….in a public place of course or asking a property owner if you can collect from them. With a little effort and sometimes a big mess you can acquire a nice sack full of shelled ready to eat pecans. This is one of many delights I have come up with using these little jewls.  I created these spice flavored pancakes and with the butter pecan syrup it is a wonderful winter treat. You can serve this with sliced bananas too.  Recipe is for 2-4 folks 1/4 cup butter 2 cups good syrup 1 cup pecans broken up….kind of large pieces To start butter pecan syrup. Melt butter …

Best banana nut bread….ever

I’m here to tell you….I have had so many people just love this bread. It is a bit different than most since I have tweaked the recipe to perfection. This freezes well and can be made with stored up, left over, frozen bananas. After baking putting it in a toaster with a slap of butter, yum….even better…..a side of coffee or tea makes this bread a hit at any breakfast gathering. I like it so much I make two loaves at a time. This is a single recipe so you will have to double it. The first loaf barely makes it until the next day….the second I freeze. Just wrap tightly in plastic wrap, then foil, then in a freezer bag. ( I don’t like my stuff getting weird in the freezer, so lots of protection.) 2 c flour maybe 1/4 -1/2 cup more if really big bananas and the mixture is super gooey 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butter 1/3 c white sugar 1/3 cup brown …

Geisha special

Sometimes we get into habits and forget things we have made, done or tried before. I am the leftover queen….my pet peeve is throwing food out. With that being said I dug in the frig this morning to see what I could throw together for breakfast. Lately I have been on a juice kick, however Saturday mornings when nothing is going on it is fun to create something. This is what I found…..some spinach, carrots, a piece of an onion, left over can salmon (from a salad the other day), one piece of flat bread, eggs.  Then smack….it hit me…..Geisha special…..the story behind this dish….well…..many years ago we long range ocean fished at least every year or two. One year on a ten day trip we were on the Cherokee Geisha out of  H &M landing in San Diego. We had a top notch chef…..needless to say the meals were nothing but amazing everyday. One morning this was served for breakfast, of course he used fresh tuna that had been caught that morning not canned…..and …

Camp coffee (the old fashion way)

Camping is a fun thing to do, whether it is in a tent or a delux motorhome. However with all the modern coffee makers have you forgotten how to make an old fashion pot of coffee? Here is the easy simple way for a wonderful cup of brew. Find a pot, make sure all the insides are intact. I like to rinse the inside basket before adding the coffee to the basket. Three large spoonfuls of your favorite blend spread evenly inside the basket is all you need. Fill water to just below the spout area. Put the stem and basket inside the pot and place on the stove, or open fire, high heat. (If you put on an open flame you can apply a thin layer of dish soap to the bottom before heating, this helps in cleaning the black stuff off). When the pot starts to “perk” lower the heat to a small flame or move on the open fire so the perking is still going on but not as hard. I time …

Green eggs no ham

Watching your waist line or need something full of vitamins, fiber and energy? Then this fast breakfast is for you. This is the one person version. Spinach (a handful) egg(s) Olive oil (drops) I use non stick spray on my favorite little skillet. A non stick pan would do nicely too. Add a small handful of spinach, We grow curly leaf but bagged spinach works great. While spinach is wilting add a couple drops (about 6) of good olive oil. This helps the spinach release its vitamins and is good for you. Add your egg or eggs to the same pan. Cook to your desired egg doneness. And eat…… FYI: Spinach loves to grow in the winter, now with that being said if you are on the East Coast….you might have to buy it, or try growing it in a window, I don’t know it might work. As spinach grows, pick or trim with scissors. It will continue to grow until the weather heats up and it bolts. To save spinach for future use: Wash, …

T’was the night before breakfast………Fried cereal

FRIED CEREAL Good morning……or is it really the night before good morning? You will need this time to prep your cereal before eating. What you need: Cream of wheat cereal: whole wheat is our favorite. OR Cream of rice cereal if you do not eat wheat products loaf pan buttered or sprayed butter and syrup Make the cereal according to instruction for four people: add an extra 1/2 cup of cereal. While cereal is still warm scoop into the treated loaf pan. Cool a bit on the counter then place in the refrigerator over night. You can cover it with wrap if you would like, however make sure it is cool so water drops do not form. In the morning heat a skillet, add butter, (watch so it does not burn). While the pan is heating up, before you add the butter, take a knife to the loaf pan going around the edges make sure the cereal is loose. Place a plate on top of the loaf pan and flip it over and out. Slice the cereal into …

Dutch Babies…..a fun breakfast dish that will surprise folks when you pull it out of the oven

Dutch babies oven 425 degress Lemons and powdered sugar For 2-3 people                             For 4 people 1/4 Cup butter                                  1/2 Cup Butter 3 Eggs                                                   5 Eggs 3/4 Cup  milk                                     1 1/2 Cup Milk 3/4 Cup flour                                     1 1/2 Cup Flour Melt butter in a pie pan in the oven. But do not let it burn. 🙂 Put eggs in a blender turn on high and run for 4 minutes. With motor running slowly add milk then slowly add flour. Mix for 30 seconds more. Pour …