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Breakfast(s) of Champions

March 19, 2008

As much as I loved the Quaker Oats Peaches ‘n Cream instant oatmeal when I was a little kid, sometimes you’ve just got to have a little bit more. This oatmeal is made by cooking Quaker rolled oats on the stove top with half water / half apple cider, about a teaspoon of unsalted butter, and a sprinkle of good salt. Stir in the oats with a handful of dried cherries, a pinch of nutmeg, Cinnamon and the zest of one orange. While you are making the oatmeal, on the side roast a handful of chopped pecans.

When its finished, top with a drizzle of maple syrup and a bit of milk… Mmmm Mmmm.

Grown-Up Oatmeal

Sorry there is no recipe, but its pretty much self-explanatory.

Breakfast of Champions

This is another one of my favorite breakfasts. I haven’t made it in a while, and now that I have fresh no-knead bread in my pantry I’ll be sure to try it again.

Pretty simple no recipe required. Toast two slices of good bread (Zingerman’s day old semolina if you’re a snotty college kid in Ann Arbor) With a slice of fresh Mozzarella. Meanwhile, heat up a small skillet with a tsp. of olive oil and a dab of butter (raise the smoking point of the olive oil… get it?) Fry two eggs over medium and while they are cooking, sprinkle with dried basil and black pepper. You want the eggs well cooked but still runny. Anyways, Put a dollup of tomato sauce over the eggs, and enjoy.

My favorite part is when you bite into the yolk and it mixes in with the sauce and the cheese and the bread. Mmmm.

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