Sunday, September 13, 2009

Breakfast with the Boyfriend (or Husband)

Cinnamon-swirl breakfast bread pudding

It is said that the Queen of Sheba used cinnamon to mesmerize King Solomon. So it has power. Prepare this bread pudding ahead of time so that in the morning, all you have to do is turn on the oven.
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 loaf day old bread, cut into cubes
1/2 cup pecans chopped (optional)
nonstick cooking spray
maple syrup

In large bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Add the brown sugar, vanilla extract and cinnamon and whisk until combined. Stir the bread and pecans into the egg mixture. Coat and 8-by-8 inch backing pan with cooking spray. Pour in the bread mixture and cover with foil. Let it sit in the refrigerator at least one hour (overnight would be better). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake covered for 30 minutes, remove foil and bake an additional 10 minutes, until brown. Serve with hot maple syrup.

Berries with honey-lime yogurt sauce

This simple yogurt sauce dresses up everyday berries, and the hint of lime will wake your taste buds

3 cups mixed berries (blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
1 cup plain yogurt
3 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp lime zest

Place berries in a serving bowl. In a small bowl, combine yogurt, honey and lime zest. serve berries drizzled wit yogurt sauce. Garnish with mint.

Mimosa Sunrise

Bubbles in the morning-not just for the bath. So luxurious!

1/2 ounce grenadine
1 ounce orange juice
3 ounces champagne or sparkling wine
Orange slice for garnish

Pour grenadine into a champagne glass. Add orange juice, the top with champagne. Garnish with orange slice.

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