Sometimes the only thing that gets me up in the morning is the prospect of a good breakfast; and I cannot wait to get up this morning!
People say it all the time, ‘breakfast is the most important meal of the day’. I agree, but unfortunately, during weekdays I’d only have a cup of coffee and a couple of toasts if I’m lucky enough. Saturday brunch I think is the perfect time to have friends over and share the importance of morning meal.
Yes, I am well aware that having people over at 10.30 in the morning on Saturday sounds completely outrageous. I don’t do this all the time, but it’s nice every now and then.
I don’t mind spending a few minutes preparing the things I’m gonna have the night before. And this for me is crucial, because I do like my sleep. Yesterday, I rolled some store bought puff pastry and chocolate to make chocolate croissants (thank you to Nigella Express), ready to be baked in the morning. Also the night before, in a casserole dish I layered some bread, mustard and ham; then pour a mixture of eggs, cream and cheese (I use parmesan, smoked cheddar and mozzarella) over the bread. Cover with cling, put it in the fridge so that everything can be absorbed overnight. And in the morning, all I have to do is bake this croque monsieur strata in the oven. Delish!
I have to have coffee in the morning. If only I can have my iced caffè latte with hazelnut everyday I’d be so happy. In a big pitcher I mix sweetened instant coffee with coffee liquor, hazelnut syrup and milk. Pour the mixture over ice and serve immediately.
Nutritionists would agree that my breakfast/lunch isn’t particularly the healthiest, but hey, let’s live a little.
Anyway, Mark and Anna will be here any minute. So gotta go now...