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Food Friday: Breakfast in Bed 
23rd-Jun-2007 08:47 am
This post started out about Diet Coke/Coca-Cola. I'll save that for next week, since ybunny walked in right as I started it. I hope you can forgive the incredible lateness of FF...I couldn't possibly finish when he's just come back from the rig.

I'm being treated to breakfast in bed this morning. To me, breakfast in bed is the ultimate luxury in terms of food because it combines my two favorite things. Breakfast food and my lovely bed.

If you brought me anything other than breakfast food, it would seem too much like being sick.

There are instructions for breakfast in bed, but I'll be honest, they're flawed. If you're having to get up and make it yourself, it's not breakfast in bed...it's just getting back into bed with your breakfast.
A fine line between the two, but I'm sure you see it. :)

Almost every Mother's day, by sister and I would try to get up and make drjoan breakfast in bed. Two problems: 1) Two under 14s making breakfast makes a lot of noise, and 2) You've got to get up pretty early to catch drjoan sleeping. (It's easier just to stay up all night.)

What am I having in bed this morning? Well, ybunny is making me scrambled eggs on toast. I do love eggs.

But, if you're looking to make that ultimate breakfast in bed experience, make crepes.

Breakfast in Bed Crepes
1 cup flour, sub with rice flour, or a crepe mix to make Gluten Free crepes
3 eggs

1/3 cup water, more or less
1 and a half tablespoons of oil

Mix all together and then let rest while you bring a skillet up to temperature. Medium heat is best, but you will undoubtedly ruin the first one. (In looks at least, still yummy.)

I don't need to tell you how to make pancakes and unless you're using a professional crepe skillet, it's the same as pancakes. Just don't try to make them thick...enough said.

I like my crepes with Nutella, but drjoan and my gram, gramj like blintzes better.

For blintzes, wrap the crepe around some ricotta and some jam. Voila.

And now, I'm going to eat my eggs.

Do you eat breakfast in bed? What do you have?
23rd-Jun-2007 08:29 am (UTC)
i never have breakfast in bed. i can totally understand why people like it, but it really doesn't appeal to me at all. i can't stay in bed for that long - i get impatient and have to get up - plus then there's the risk of crumbs and icky things getting on the sheets ...
but anyway, have a great breakfast! you're lucky to have someone who will make it for you! :)
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23rd-Jun-2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
I understand about the princess and the pea. My own hairs drive me to distraction.

And, you would taunt me with Waffle House/IHOP when I'm in the land that loves not breakfast.
23rd-Jun-2007 11:20 am (UTC)
I'm with the others on breakfast in bed. I can never get comfortable and will inevitably spill something!

But whilst on breakfast subject my most favourite breakfast is good old English fry up- bacon, Fried eggs and sausages with lots of white bread and that's it. I have no time for baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes (yuck) or any other additional items people seem to want to thrown on an English breakfast!
In fact now I really really want one. Now.
23rd-Jun-2007 11:21 am (UTC)
When I'm lounging in bed, I love a good cup of coffee with two rounds of toasted-on-one-side-only-like-they-do-in-the-UK toast with butter and strawberry jam. Two-sided toast is lovely too but there's something about bread under the grill...
23rd-Jun-2007 01:50 pm (UTC)
My best breakfast in bed was you bringing me egg mcmuffins when we lived together. I always felt so out of it but so please with waking up to food. :D
23rd-Jun-2007 02:16 pm (UTC)
I have breakfast in bed only if I make it myself. So, as you pointed, it's not a real breakfast in bed ;)
23rd-Jun-2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
I don't really eat breakfast in bed unless I'm sick because my stomach doesn't do well with food in the mornings or when I first wake up. It takes a while. Also, I don't have a tv or anything more exciting than a clock radio in my bedroom, so lazy breakfasts take place on my couch.

I have midnight snacks in bed while nesting with work. (I tend to sit in the middle of my bed or my couch or my desk or whatever, surrounding myself with books, journal articles, graphs, etc. Our professionalization instructor called it nesting, hee. It's a fairly apt summary of my behavior.) Anyway, I don't usually eat complicated stuff in bed because I am incredibly clumsy and messy, and it would be more hassle to clean up after myself than it's worth.
23rd-Jun-2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I'm now living with someone who a) goes out of his way to do lovely things for me and b) gets up a lot erlier than I do. So almost every morning I wake up with a glass of juice or a cup of coffee (and the pills I have to choke down) sitting next to the bed, and once in a while he'll make something more -- pancakes, far (a fantastic Breton sweet thing that kind of halfway between a baked custard and a very eggy cake), or crepes with nutella was the standout of a couple weeks ago. But the thing is, he's half French and grew up making proper French crepes on a griddle ... if you like, I'll copy down the recipe and post it here (though I'll have to convert it from metric for your American readership), as it's actually surprisingly different from most other recipes I've seen (contains hard cider or apple juice, for example). But he has the wooden spreaders and flippers and everything. Very impressive, and oooooooh so delicious.

I'm generally the one who cooks the eggs in this household, though, so if I want eggs - my favorite homey recipe that I brought back from Scotland with me being a fried egg sandwich (on white with mayo, salt, and pepper -- sounds disgusting, but so does much Scottish cuisine when you're not eating it) - I have to make them myself. I find it's worth it, though :)
23rd-Jun-2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
Do post the recipe. I love crepes to death so I'm always looking for a new, better recipe.

Proper French crepes...one of the top reasons to return to Paris. :)
25th-Jun-2007 11:17 pm (UTC) - Sorry it's taken so long!
I'm a scatterbrain. But here you go!

Matthieu's Crêpes

2 1/2 c flour
2/3 c sugar
3 eggs
2 1/2 c milk
pinch salt
1 1/8 c apple cider ot apple juice (or hard cider, but I like the sweet stuff best)
1 tsp vanilla

Blend flour and sugar with eggs; add milk gradually, followed by the other ingredients. Allow the batter to rest for an hour before using (being as impatient as we are when we want crêpes, we've found that this step is really not entirely necessary). Spread thinly on a hot buttered griddle to cook ( 30 seconds-1 minute per side, maybe?).


Oh, Matthieu has been berating me for just saying that these are "proper French crêpes" - in fact, these are proper Breton crêpes. The recipe (like his mother :) is from Brittany. They also do buckwheat crêpes there (the ones you're supposed to fill with ham and cheese and eggs and other savouries), which I've never tried but they look faaaabulous.

Anyway. Do hope you enjoy!
23rd-Jun-2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Chris has made me breakfast in bed a few times (she's really sweet), but I always end up moving to the table. I have a phobia of crumbs and the possibility of cockroaches (something I've not seen in Scotland yet), thanks to a Discovery Channel special seen at too young an age! -Jake
23rd-Jun-2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, the fear of cockroaches would be compelling.
23rd-Jun-2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
Your clustrmap is crazy!

Anyway. Breakfast in bed? Grilled cheese. yumm....

Oh, and someone in Denmark is visting my lj page. that and someone near russia. Estonia, maybe? I dunno.
23rd-Jun-2007 10:39 pm (UTC)
Well, anjelire just moved to Denmark. :)
23rd-Jun-2007 09:24 pm (UTC)
oh, and - want to make me a better layout?
23rd-Jun-2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Sure, email me what you want. :)
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