Sunday brunch is one of my favorite pastimes EVER. I love the idea of starting off the last day of the weekend with a slow, delicious meal with family, friends, great conversation, amazing food and a nice hot cup of coffee. I never repeat the same dishes from week to week because I like to take advantage of the slow, Sunday morning to get a little creative in the kitchen.
While I like to switch things up a bit from week to week, every Sunday brunch that I cook contains a few key ingredients: eggs, tomatoes, green vegetables, fruit, coffee and some sort of sweet pastry.
Alright, this is starting to get a bit ridiculous. It is 2/3 of the way through April and we’re currently getting snow in Minnesota! This morning as I was digging my car out from where I parked it on the street last night, I thought about all of the unfortunate things happening in the world right now and put things into perspective. If the biggest obstacle in my day is a few inches of snow in April, things are going pretty well
Rather than complain, I am going to just get over the whole thing and cook like it is Spring weather outside anyway. Maybe the more I cook with Spring ingredients, the more likely it is that the weather outside will start behaving a bit? #wishfulthinking
This is an example of one of my many meal ideas that comes to life out of necessity, spontaneity and lack of time to run to the grocery store. The other morning, it was definitely one of those”make what you can with what you’ve got in the fridge” moments but I still wanted to make something exquisite for my mom for breakfast.
This woman gave me life, after all. The least I can do is cook her something delicious and beautiful to start out the day right.
I LOVE putting eggs on salad for a number of reasons. Mainly, I always like to have a protein component if I am eating a salad because it is the only possible way that a salad might have a chance of keeping me full for longer than 10 minutes. Also, I have never seen anyone else straight up cook an egg and put it on a salad and I want to share my trick with everyone! Eggs are always around the house and take only minutes to cook in a skillet.