Friday, July 29, 2011
THE SPLURGE! GF
You see, the hubs and I have had an overwhelming and exhausting week/week and a half. Last night around 8:30 we hadn't had supper yet and I figured I may as well go all out. The kids were in bed and we were desperately needing some date type time. So, I decided on the English Breakfast..random I know, but oh so amazing! And to quote the conversation between Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson...(Leslie) " Why don't people eat breakfast all day?" (Ron) "Cause people are stupid Leslie!" Everyone should love breakfast food any time of day! Seriously! :)
2 Chicken and Apple Sausages
4 Free Range eggs
2 Pieces of Prosciutto
Parmesan Cheese (Fresh)
1/2 Quart Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
Whole Grain Crusty Bread
4 Porcini Mushrooms
6 Valencia Oranges
Apple cider Vinegar
Slice bread on the diagonal and drizzle a little bit of olive oil on it. Place bread, mushrooms and sausage on a grill type pan and the tomatoes in a oven safe bowl in the oven at 375 degrees for 20-30 min or until the tomatoes start to pop a little bit and the toast is toasty. I take the mushrooms out about 10 min earlier than the rest.
Now for the eggs...this is where it gets slightly tricky. Get a sauce pan and fill it about 1/4 of the way full. Get another sauce pan and fill it 3/4 full. Bring both to a boil. Put about 1 Tbs of vinegar in the full pot. Place on egg in the 1/4 pot (in the shell) for 30 seconds and then remove with a slotted spoon. Crack the egg into a tea cup. Using a whisk swirl the water in the full pan like a tornado, and then pour the egg into the middle of the swirl. Bring back to a boil and then remove from heat for 2 min. Remove egg with a slotted spoon and place in a bowl of warm water. Do this with the remaining eggs and keep them in the warm water until it is time to serve. So...yeah, that is how you make a poached egg!
Roll your oranges on the counter using pressure, because this releases the juices in the orange. Squeeze the crud out of em until you fill a glass and then move on to the next. I cannot tell you how good this is!
Using a peeler cut off 4 slices of Parmesan cheese and get a few pieces of prosciutto ready. Once everything is ready, layer it all onto a plate and plow it down! There is no rhyme or reason to how you eat this, just go at it! However, I highly suggest a bite with prosciutto, tomato and cheese! mmm...And those eggs......ahhh...