Chick Meals · Man Meals

2 Great Breakfast Ideas and a Spin on the Classic Mimosa

The first morning Mark was home he asked what we should make for breakfast. I don’t remember the last time I “made” breakfast. Usually I munch on fruit while I’m feeding, changing and playing with my child. I don’t “make” myself breakfast anymore.

Enter Mark. Now I have someone to help with my kid and someone who will actually eat and finish eating any meal I make.

Our fridge has been semi bare since Mark has returned because I have basically forgotten what he likes to eat. But we did have eggs, english muffins, and cheese. So, yesterday,  Breakfast Sandwiches is what happened. I wanted to vamp it up though. I buttered both sides of the english muffin and put them in a skillet. Then I sprinkled shredded cheddar on the inside of both pieces and waited until the cheese was nice and melty and the outside was nice and buttery toasted. I took the muffin out and cooked 3 eggs up, over hard (Mark’s fav), in the buttery remnants. I drizzled some Cholula on top of the muffin and cheese and then added the eggs on and bam. A grilled cheese egg breakfast sandwich.

grilled-cheese-egg-breakfast-sandwich

This morning Mark wanted a Frittata. This is because yesterday I was watching the Food Network (standard) and Mark was more mesmerized by the channel than I was. Someone was making a Frittata and that led us to Mark’s Frittata craving.

I went off a whim for this recipe. I sautéed all the veggies I wanted to clear outta the fridge – bell peppers, onion, mushroom, tomatoes and of course garlic. Then I added 8 eggs which I had whisked up with some goat cheese and salt and pepper. I let that all cook on the stove for about 2 minutes until the sides started becoming crisp. Then I baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. Honestly this was a little too long, but it did hit the Frittata spot. And if you add avocado on top it’s even better.

veggie-frittata

The mimosa was more for me. Mark likes food, and I like drinks. We make a good match. I saw this recipe on the Food Network (see so much Food Network). http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/strawberry-lemon-and-basil-mimosa-recipe.html. I only added half the agave it called for, but I like things more sour anyways so I thought it was really refreshing. If you want a change of space from your normal orange juice and champagne – this is it.

lemon-basil-mimosa

Whether you like to eat…or drink…your breakfasts, these are some great easy go-tos. Or if you just wanna clean out your fridge. That works too.

And P.S. – how pretty is that mimosa for Christmas time?!

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