Mini pancakes, small omelette, bacon, onion garnish.
Breakfast for lunch is a common bento right now – most mornings I make a mini omelette and put it in Madeleine’s bento. It’s also not uncommon to find one or more of the following: pancakes, bacon, muffins, cereal (Mini Wheats, Cheerios), strawberries (not in season right now), green grapes, mini bagel, nuts (walnuts) granola or homemade granola bars with peanut butter and chocolate chips.
Biscuits are a real hit in this household. They’re great with Sausage Gravy, fried chicken, or just for breakfast with butter or jelly.
When I make biscuits I generally use Bisquick (a la biscuits in photo) – it’s quick, easy and is what I generally use for pancakes thus it’s usually in the pantry. And yes, most often I do them in drop biscuit form, again for the sake of expediency.
Pure Comfort Food! Indeed, this recipe is not low fat, not low calorie, not low anything for that matter, but the essence of comfort food is to discount any nutritious value and soak in the comfort value.
This recipe is one of those things I remember my grandmother making in a big cast iron frying pan. She taught my dad, who I watched for years make this same gravy, and then in time he taught me.
Morning begins and my eyes open once the aroma of fresh coffee wafts through the air and stimulates my olfactory sense. Pouring java into a cup awakens my hearing. The first taste of a dark roast brew enlivens my mouth. And when the caffeine courses through my veins -- I'm awake! Ironically, my kids even know that Mom must have coffee.
Over years of travel and culinary collecting, Ken and I have compiled an ongoing list of the 100 Most Memorable Meals. A new meal had found its way into the Top 10 Breakfast category -- this is the story of that meal.
Since I have had a taste for delicious, crisp, malty waffles since my birthday in June (a food tradition that began several years ago when we were camping in the Soo on my birthday) we decided to have breakfast at the Lockview Restaurant, located directly across from the Soo Locks Visitor Center before heading back downstate. I, of course, ordered the light and delicious waffle which comes topped with strawberries and whipped cream (Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me...) and the kids each had French Toast -- another Lockview hit. Ken looked over the menu and mulled his decision. Something new appeared in the "Breakfast Features" box: Whitefish and eggs. Move over steak 'n eggs!