All posts filed under: Brunch

Not another pancake…

If you’re a newcomer then you probably don’t know my particular aversion to pancakes. I know it’s irrational, and the fact that my siblings have no recollection of that never-ending year is inconsequential.Think of it like being afraid of clowns, (harmless but freakishly unnerving) I can’t do anything about it – but it’s there. I will make the occasional waffle, though. We do like a nice crisp Belgian Style Waffle. As I’ve taken over the culinary duties in the house…. and being in charge of dietary allotments, I switched Jane over to gluten-free waffles. With bread, batter, pasta and the like being forefront on most American diets, I just feel that meals and our continued well-being would be better served if we can eliminate gluten completely from at least one meal period… But, that left me with a big o’ box of Krusteaz (c) pancake (slash) waffle mix in the house…. and I’m not making pancakes for anyone. So this is where the problem is – I don’t throw perfectly good pantry products away. It’s wasteful and inconsiderate. I considered having people up …

The End of Egg Week – 2 Brunch Eggs

I ended up the “week” a little off schedule. Why?… eh, the pickles threw me for a loop – the 1st run didn’t turn out well .  The Tea Eggs I had planned wouldn’t come out of the shells at all and I ended up with victims out of a horror film – so they had to be scrapped and replaced. Then there was this Huge egg shortage up here in the mountains… Really ! We had to ship eggs in by the semi load from 3 neighboring states! Alright… Family Obligations and a general lack of energy took my focus off the topic. It won’t happen again. … It may happen again….. … … … … yeah, it’s going to happen again – but now you know about it. I’m ending the week with a duo of boiled egg tarts. One is a little more french – the other, a little south of the border. Huevos y Camarones (Shrimp n’ Eggs) Serves 4 Ingredients 4 Pastry Tart Shells 24  Medium (35-40) Shrimp 4 Boiled …

All That Lemony Goodness – Goin’ Dutch

Egg Day #1 – 6 eggs used I love lazing around on Sunday mornings in the fall. It gives me a chance to drink a whole pot of coffee… read the Dahlonega Nugget (twice)… and think about what I want for breakfast. Even after the pancake disasters of my youth, I still crave that bread-y, sweet, fried thing for breakfast – even if I can’t stomach the thought of eating another pancake. I satisfy my need by making a Dutch Baby. Dutch Babies are a derivative of the classic German Pancake. They are usually flavored with cinnamon and vanilla and baked in a heavy iron frying pan. Kinda like a bad Yorkshire pudding, sorta like a really bad popover, a lot like a really… really… dense pancake. It’s hot & satisfying in a fill you up and get you ready for a day kind of meal. Traditionally, Dutch Babies are flavored simply with cinnamon or nutmeg, and topped with powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice over the top. I like mine a little more complex …

7 Days – 7 Recipes – 7 Dozen Eggs… (and a cholesterol check-up)

Call it an experiment.. call it an obsession…  call it a whole lot of egg-lovin’ goin on. I typically eat a lot of eggs in a week’s time. They are my go-to food when I’m hungry and don’t know what I want…or, don’t feel like spending much time making something. If you poke your head in my fridge unannounced, aside from getting smacked with a frying pan, you’re apt to see a 5-dozen carton of eggs and a handfull of boiled eggs…for, well.. just in case. Eggs are versatile, loaded in protein, and the best quick snack..or alcohol induced late-night meal – scrambling eggs gives you something to focus in on when the room is swirling around you… and they wont give you the toilet-hugging, meat sweats like those greasy little square hamburgers. Given my long-standing love affair with those calcium encased jewels – I’ve decided to devote this next week to eggs. We’ll be doing a recipe (and a story) a day – so stay tuned. Coming up on Sunday – Dutch Baby!