Thursday, December 16, 2010


We love doing things with flair around here. Adding those special touches, making things a little extra-ordinary. Our meals are no different. We love good food, trying new recipes and savoring each lovely bite.  

Our weekend breakfasts are when we take a little extra time and prepare something special. We were inspired by a visit to our favorite bakery here in Montreal to create a European style breakfast one Saturday. We purchased their apple raisin bread and then did a little research to find out just what we should serve with it. We found an interesting article and I realized that I really do love central European breakfasts. They have chocolate as part of the menu. What's not to love? 
We were out of eggs and milk and it's hard to make breakfast without those so off we walked to the store. 
Dark chocolate just happened to be on sale so we picked up a bar. 
We boiled eggs, fried sausages, sliced bread, poured juice and lit the candles. Actually, Jared did all of that. He often makes breakfast on either Saturday or Sunday. 
It was delicious and completely satisfying in every sense of the word. 

But Monday to Friday, we eat pretty simply and basic. A bowl of piping hot oatmeal, a toasted slice of homemade bread (or not), freshly ground coffee. 
Fast. Nutritious. Economical.  Warm.

Here's my recipe for 'Perfect' Oatmeal. 
 Serves 2
 Bring 2 1/4 cups of water and a dash of salt to a boil. Add 1 cup of quick oats, take off heat, stir until water is absorbed. 
Add brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, diced apple, nuts or dried fruit. Stir. Let set for 5 minutes. Serve with milk, if desired.  
What's your favorite weekday breakfast?


  1. Hmmm, looks good. Cheese is pretty much a staple for any European meal...yummy!

  2. Since I have to eat gluten and dairy free, breakfast is a chance to be more creative. I love a stirfry of onions (fried alone for a awhile so they get nice and dark and crunchy), peppers, mushrooms and broccoli - served with a perfectly poached egg (which means to me that the yoke is still soft, but barely seeps out when cut into) - if I have baked rice bread and it actually turned out, I will have a small slice toasted. :) I also drink a fresh, fizzy glass of kombucha with my morning repass.
    I never thought of adding chocolate to the menu, but I think it is a great idea! :)

  3. During the week I love to eat fresh berries with yogurt, ground flax seed and a sprinkling of granola. Sometimes I make baked French toast for the girls--it's yummy, but loaded with calories! I also love my bowl of oatmeal! Blessings.



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