We’ve decided next month is going to be John Cooks May, where my husband will be taking over the primary kitchen responsibilities next month (I’ll probably make a few things here and there). Because of that, I’m trying to stretch out April with what I already have in the fridge, so he can do a big shopping trip later in the week. So we’re eating things like leftover quinoa stir fry for breakfast.
Category Archives: breakfast
This was one of my contributions for ladiez brunch and I was really happy with it. It’s easy, but time consuming. I used a recipe that I got from our Eater in the Embassy series (from an Icelandic diplomat) with a bit of adaptation – I halved the recipe, as I didn’t have the money for 4 pounds of salmon. I also added sugar, because although he defined “graflax” as involving a cure of both salt and sugar, the recipe he sent only had salt. The results had great texture and were a big hit.
Now, I don’t often take my culinary cues from Paula Deen, but I saw her making something along these lines on television the other day and thought, “Hmm. I have homemade bread. I have leftover Velveeta from the mac and cheese. That sounds like breakfast to me.” My didn’t-really-rise bread wasn’t the best choice (just because it was too thin to cut a decent circle out of), but it was still delicious. Also, John had never heard this called “toad in the hole”…is that a Midwestern thing?
One of those barely-a-recipe ideas, but this came to me as a way to shake up our breakfast routine a little. Super easy.
Great recipe – these even worked over a campfire (I brought the dry ingredients combined and the wet ingredients combined in separate containers, and mixed them at the campsite). I’m not a huge pancake fan but the added texture of the cornmeal made me really enjoy these. From Amateur Gourmet.
A fun breakfast from the homemade cookbook that Eve made me. Mine are shaped a bit oddly because I’m not great at pancakes, hehe.