Breakfast is my favorite meal. Pancakes, yogurt, cereal hot or cold, fresh fruit, hot tea, toast with Earth Balance and jam, hash browns, the list goes on and on. But there are a couple of things that I particularly love, the kind of breakfast foods that I literally dream about. The main one is a treat I don’t make very often because it’s time consuming. When I do make them, I savor every minute.
Crepes filled with vanilla soy yogurt and a warmed frozen fruit mixture from Trader Joe’s with mango, blueberries and raspberries as the filling. A drizzle of warm chocolate syrup was the finishing touch. Oh, I love crepes and I don’t know why we don’t have them more often. Probably because the batter has to chill, where as I can toss pancakes right onto the griddle, but when I take the time they are so delicious.
On the side, I made up our old favorite of a tofu scramble: carmelized onions, sweet corn and kalamata olives with some dried herbs.
We haven’t had tofu scramble at home in such a long time, so I really savored it. We’ve been so busy that the simple act of a leisurely Sunday brunch seemed like a celebratory occasion. You know you’ve been burning it at both ends for too long when having breakfast together seems like a holiday or something.
After letting our big breakfast settle, I tweaked a batch of cookies for my new book– Mocha Stripes. Chewy coffee cookies with chocolate stripes on top. I’m not a coffee drinker, but I LOVE things that are coffee flavored. I just adore these cookies.
Later, Linus helped us pay bills. We assigned him the duty of licking the envelopes. Just kidding, of course.
He’s so funny, he kept trying to get in Jim’s lap while we were organizing our finances and so finally we decided that he could be a letter carrier. Linus wasn’t really happy with the offer.
Hope you all have a wonderful and delicious week!
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