Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Perfect Morning

A perfect morning for me has a lot to do with smells.

The smell of coffee brewing. The smell of bacon frying. The smell of freshly squeezed orange juice, just waiting to be drunk.

A perfect morning must fall on the weekend, when one can sip the fresh brewed coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice slowly, savouring each mouthful.

A perfect morning is cuddling on the couch with the one you love, enjoying a perfect homemade breakfast.

This was a perfect morning.

Bacon and Gruyere Baked Eggs

- Fry 6 slices of thick cut bacon
- Wrap the bacon around the inside of 2 oven proof dishes
- Sprinkle diced onion, red pepper, pepper, and salt in the bottom of the dish
- Crack 2 eggs in each dish
- Top with Gruyere cheese
- Bake 20 minutes at 400F

Serve with a couple slices of bacon, fresh orange juice, and coffee.

I took the day off from blogging yesterday, but I have a recap for you ...

Saturday morning I was up at 7:00. I grabbed a glo-bar and a coffee and stumbled out into the cold. I picked up my friend, and headed to work where 4 of us ladies were going to embark on The BIG Cook. We had picked up $1400 worth of groceries the day before, and were in for an adventure. 128 meals to be made. 32 each.

We chopped, minced, diced, and laughed. We stirred, measured, and spilled. In the end ... we were exhausted.

Six hours and 128 meals later, all bagged and ready to be frozen, we didn't want to look at food again for a while. All the meals smelled SO good as we were putting them into the bags. I cannot wait to try each and every one. I have 32 in total, 16 different recipes (2 of each).

Each bag has SO much food in it that it will last my hubby and I for 3 meals! The terriyaki chicken bag, for example, has about 6 or 7 chicken breasts in it! At $350 for 32 meals, we are paying just under $11/ meal.

I got home around 2:30 and still had only eaten a glo-bar all day! I was haaaangry! I had a bowl of Annie's Mac and Cheese:

Of course last night I had to try one of the dishes we had spent the day making. We opted for the Mexican Casserole:

I topped my serving with some hot sauce and sour cream. It was excellent.

I cannot wait to enjoy the leftovers.

What would your perfect morning be like?


Amber from Girl with the Red Hair said...

Your perfect morning sounds a lot like what my perfect morning is like! It makes me miss Eric because we used to ALWAYS cook big breakfasts on the weekends!

$1400 on groceries? HOLAH!!! You guys will have a lot of food for awhile hey!

Estela @ Weekly Bite said...

My perfect morning would be a piping hot fresh cup of coffee and freshly made coffee cake! YUM!

Low said...

Nothing is better than the smell of fresh brewed coffee. That Mexican casserole looks fabulous!

Simply Life said...

that does look like the perfect way to start the day!

Anais said...

Oh that does sound like a perfect morning! It's funny, this morning I really felt off even though I had just run and should've been feeling great... Maybe it's because there was no coffee brewing?

I have to try that recipe, it looks so good!!

Anonymous said...

Perfect morning, I would include the scent of freshly baked bread aswell.


Jessica @ The Process of Healing said...

That is such a great idea and it sounds like you have some delicious meals in store!!!
My perfect morning consists of some amazing oats, coffee, and the time to savor them :)

Anonymous said...

OMG. Your weekend breakfasts and dinners are always TO DIE fave weekend way to get up is to SLEEP IN!