It's breakfast time again. And I love it because I could eat breakfast for every single meal of the day.
I said to M last night as we were going to bed, "why does it feel like we're always going to bed and waking up again?" I thought it was a silly question as it flew from my mouth, but he just nodded and agreed, "Because we are" he said. Perhaps the constant feeling of sleeping and waking it has more to do with how I'm spending my days lately than anything else. But that's another story.
And yet again, it's another morning. It's Saturday. I don't want my usual sweet concoction of yogurt and cereal or even a big bowl of steaming oatmeal. No, this morning I want it all -- salty, crispy, sweet, and smothery. A big crunchy apple is chopped. A couple slices of bacon sizzle and brown in the pan. Extra sharp cheddar is sliced, and eggs are whisked.
Minutes later, as M and I sit in front of our big plates, coffee in hand, and I'm thinking that perhaps there's a lot that's right about the feeling that it's constantly, yet again, another morning.
Ingredients: (serves 2)
4 eggs, scrambled (or a combination of two eggs and four egg whites, as I used above)
2 slices of bacon, cut into 1/4" pieces
1 Gala, Fuji, or other crisp apple, diced into small squares
shredded cheddar, amount as desired
salt and pepper to taste
Directions: Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat and begin to cook the bacon. When the bacon just starts to cook, add the apple and stir. Continue cooking until the bacon is crispy and apples just soft. Pour in the eggs and pull sides from the pan with a spatula until they are scrambled and slightly wet. Turn the heat off, sprinkle the top with cheddar. Allow to sit, covered, for a minute until the cheese melts. Serve with buttered whole-grain toast.