A Sweet Breakfast
It was a semi-busy weekend this weekend, and also lacks some pictures, as I was obviously slackin’ with that a little (hint hint again Torrance, new camera for Xmas!)
Yesterday I actually slept in a bit, which was marvelous. We laid around for a while, I did some baking, and then I decided it was time to get out of the house so we got our “goin out” faces on and headed out the door to go to dinner and check out a bar down the street from us.
We went to a little bar and grill type place for dinner. Nothing really jumped out at me from the menu but I was majorly in the mood for pasta so I got some chicken alfredo, which is not something I typically order at a restaurant, but I felt like carbs for some reason.
Holy cheesy bread! Torrance gladly helped me out with that part and ate one of the mondo pieces of bread. All in all it was pretty tasty. We hung out for a bit and ordered some drinks, as there was some live music in the bar area, which unfortunately was packed so we were crammed in the back of the restaurant and never actually saw the band, but they sounded good!
After that we headed down the road to that other bar we wanted to chcek out, which also had live music (score!). We ended up hanging out there for a few hours, and drinking entirely too much (shots? barf….). We finally made it home around 12:30 or so, so it ended up being a semi-early night.
As you can imagine, I slept in. And when I woke up, I made some serious hangover breakfast.
I saw this recipe a few days ago for “pancake french toast.” It sounded so exciting, and ended up just just being round french toast 🙂 But I liked the concept.
You cut the center out of the bread with a round cookie cutter. Since I was without cookie cutter, I ended up using the rim of a large cup instead, which worked wonderfully.
The part of breakfast that I was really looking forward to was trying out making some fried apples! As I have mentioned before, I love the fried apples at Cracker Barrel. And mostly because I cant eat fresh apples, it is like a delicious treat. I had an apple left over from yesterday’s baking experiment (recipe for that to come tomorrow!) so what a perfect time to try it, since I never have apples laying around!
Here is the quick recipe for the fried apples:
Yield: 2 servings
Time: 20 minutes
- 1 large apple
- 1/4 cup of butter (I used light olive oil margarine)
- 1/3 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice (not completely necessary)
- pinch of salt
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Core and slice apple. I chose to cut the slices in half again for smaller pieces, but that is purely preference.
- In large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Once completely melted, add apples. Sprinkle the lemon juice over top of apples. Then sprinkle apples with brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
- Cover and let simmer (still over medium heat) for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
How simple is that?! They are such a good treat! And obviously SUPER healthy, haha. These could be dangerous…heart attack/sugar coma. I think that I may make these for dessert sometimes with a little vanilla ice cream!
Once I came down from my ridiculous sugar high I got to work on cleaning the house…you know, the super fun weekend stuff. I wanted to get everything nice and clean as Torrance’s mom will be staying with us when she flies in Wednesday for Thanksgiving!
Oh, and remember how Torrance thought he wanted to see the first couple of Twilight movies? Well on Friday night it just so happened Twilight was on Tv… he lasted a few minutes before making a few comments on the marvelous acting and how he doesnt get all the hype of why people think Jacob and Edward are so dreamy. And then he fell asleep. Geesh.
I’m off to cook dinner, which will involve something healthy since I have obviously eaten very well the rest of the weekend… I have a hunch that I will definitely be feeling sluggish tomorrow at group training!
- What were some of your good eats for the weekend?
- Do you eat really different breakfast’s on the weekends than you do during the week?
Yes definitely! I always cook breakfast on the weekends since Torrance and I always just do “grab and go” type during the week!