Been a Tad Crazy Around Here… Here’s Some Sushi.

Sorry for the bit of delay with posting (got a bunch which will be coming up throughout the week, but things have either been a tad crazy (i.e. work) or like the past 2 weekends I have not been around (one weekend to my brother down in Maryland and this past Father’s Day weekend we had visited my parents up in Northern New Jersey).

In the meantime, I had 2 separate attempts within the past week and a half of making some sushi. A combination of tuna, salmon, scallops, and a few other white fish.

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Enjoy.

Weekend Breakfast: A Simple Omelet

The one thing I am starting to like more and more about the weekends (especially with the weather getting warmer) is just having the time to sit back, relax, and enjoy breakfast. During the week and working in the lab, I do go in a little on the early side- though I like the tradeoff as I get out early to enjoy the afternoon and evening hours, but in turn I miss being able to sit and enjoy a good breakfast.

It has been a while since I just made a breakfast with eggs being the main ingredient (there has been a lot of pancakes, french toast, etc. lately) so we went with omelets this past weekend.

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My Simple Omelet (fed 2 of us with some leftovers for a 1 person quick breakfast):

6 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup diced up spinach leaves

2 garlic cloves

1/4 cup grated Cheddar (I used an aged sharp cheddar)

I took all these ingredients, mixed in a large glass bowl and put on the side for the time being (as they only take a few short minutes to cook).

Bacon is bacon- no real special way of cooking, just in  a pan and cook to desired liking (I’m a crispy guy and the wife prefers it a little fatty).

Ahh, apricots (now in season). So I used my paring knife, cut the fruit circular around the pit and popped off the two halves. In the small “crater” I put in a small but of butter and sprinkled a little brown sugar. These were then put on the baking sheet and put in the oven at 385 for about 20-25 minutes.

When those were close to the end, just poured the omelet mixture into a pan and cook til done. I then placed this over some bok choy I sauteed after the bacon.

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Enjoy.

What I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow…Weekend Breakfast

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Well with the weekend almost here, I can almost taste what awesome breakfast I can cook and enjoy out on the balcony. This one here is last weeks French Toast with a fresh mixed berry sauce and a side of bacon. Thinking of doing some type of omelette for this week. hmm….

Weekend Mornings…A Time to Relax and Make Some Good Breakfast

After working all week, it is nice waking up knowing you can just lounge around for a bit and relax. Another nice perk is having that little bit of extra time and creating a nice meal to start off the day.

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I went with a bit of a change on a classic dish. I started off by dicing up 1 and a half Granny Smith apples, tossed them in a saucepan with some butter and some spices and heated them until they became soft and more of a sauce type texture. I then turned the heat off and added in the ricotta and mixed well and let sit to cool and gain some structure.

I then made my french toast on the stove top but did not cook fully as you would under normal conditions. I then put 1 layer of slices in a sheet tray scooped on some of the filling and placed another piece of toast on top. I then baked in the oven at 375 for about 10-15 minutes.

I then plated the french toast and topped with a cinnamon-powdered sugar mixture and placed some black berries on the side.

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Enjoy.