- Food and Cooking
What's For Breakfast?!
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner-for Breakfast.. Whatever you call it, Breakfast is all of these things. breakfast,brunch and dinner. You can have breakfast in the morning. breakfast for lunch and breakfast for dinner and it always tastes good no matter what time of the day you eat it.
I stay in shape with a healthy diet,working out, and eating a variety of different breakfast foods day in and day out. Here are some of the foods for breakfast my family and I eat for my favorite meal of the day.
Sometimes I only eat Odwalla Bars for Breakfast, my favorite is the Berry Go Mega bars. Odwalla has many different varieties to chose from but the Berry Go Mega are the ones that I have tried and enjoy. There are those mornings however, that I enjoy having a hot cup of Kivu, Starbucks or even Folgers, depending on my budget at the time and palette. Although as a prior Barista I find every coffee brand and every flavor, is the flavor of coffee I love to drink. And that's really why the brand shouldn't matter, they all have something to offer for coffee lovers. With that, I sometimes have Biscotti, Nonni's is the brand I usually find most often on the shelf. A dip of that in your favorite coffee is surely something to enjoy for Breakfast.
There are those morning however that I enjoy something with a bit more substance. And here are a few recipes that I use for Breakfast,Brunch, Dinner.
Apricot Oat Bran Muffins are easy to make and Heart Healthy. As are the Pumpkin Muffins: that recipe, you can find in my previous article titled Pumpkin Muffins.
Apricot Oat Bran Muffins
I Box of Krusteaz
1 Cup Water
1/4 to 1/2 cup Mariani Mediterranean Apricots
Small Muffing Pan
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees. Grease small muffin pans with Crisco shortening. Follow the directions on the back of the Krusteaz Oat Bran Muffin Mix. I find using scissors to cut the Apricots works the best. Cut the Apricots and measure with a dried food cup measures or you can use a liquid measures (as a woman whom comes from a family of bakers and someone whom as taken an Industrial baking courses, the proper use when baking is using liquid measures for liquid and dry measures for flour, sugar etc.. Some recipes you can get away with using either.) Add the amount of Apricots you want. Mix all three ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a spoon. Don't over mix the ingredients and don't use a hand mixer. Just mix the ingredient's until all the dry ingredient's are wet. Believe it or not,the best way to get the ingredient's in the greased muffin pans is using a Ice Cream Scooper.You'll see what I mean if you try it. Evenly distribute the mix in all six muffin pans filling them to the brim of the Muffin Pan. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes. Use a toothpick to make sure the are cooked thoroughly. When the toothpick comes out clean they are done. Makes around 9 medium muffins.
1 9 inch glass pie plate
2 Cups Shredded Tillamook Swiss Cheese (pre-shredded or grate yourself)
2 Cups of Alpenrose Dairy Heavy Cream or Half and Half
1 Package of Bar-S Bacon or One and Half jars of Hormel Real Bacon Pieces
1 Pillsbury Pie Shell Uncooked
4 Fred Meyer Eggs
Pinch of Nutmeg
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. So that the dough is easier to work with,take pie shell and set it on the counter while preparing ingredients for Quiche. Cook Bacon thoroughly, set on paper towel to absorb grease and set it aside to cool a bit. Use either a cutting board or a food processor to chop the bacon (if you use a food processor to chop bacon you will need to tear it into small pieces prior to putting it in your food processor or it won't chop up correctly). Shred or measure out 2 Cups of Swiss Cheese.
In a medium size bowl whisk 4 eggs. Then add the 2 Cups of Heavy Cream or Half and Half. Add one pinch of Nutmeg. Whisk ingredients together in bowl.
Lay out the uncooked pie shell inside the pie pan. Put Chopped Cooked Bacon and put it inside the pie shell, then add shredded Swiss cheese into pie shell. Using your hands mix the two dry ingredients together thoroughly. Then pour the Egg and Cream mixture over the dry ingredients.
Bake Quiche at 350 degrees for 55 minutes on middle rack. Makes around 9 servings. Serve for Breakfast or for Lunch with a Green Salad.
Oooooooh!, And that is not even to mention eggs benedict,french toast, homemade cinnamon rolls and omelets. Enjoy.