Archive | August, 2010

Breakfast!

23 Aug

Having an 8 a.m. meeting equals being on-site at at least 7:30 a.m. This morning, one of my colleagues decided to make breakfast pizza. It had everything, eggs, bacon, ham, cheese and since we don’t serve hashbrowns in a sports bar, french fries. I even saw him brush the whole thing down with butter…

As delicious as it was, not everyone has the time or the metabolism for that matter to eat that “on the go” or “in the rush” as I often am when heading out for work. Here’s a light and delicious recipe for breakfast pizza. This is again on an english muffin but as my previous blog stated, “Not Everything has to be Fancy.”

1 English Muffin, I love this light whole grain type from Thomas’ English Muffins
2 Egg Whites
1 TBS Parmesan cheese or shredded Italian blend <– any shredded cheese works!
salt
pepper
pinch of Herbs de Provence

This recipe can also be a quick sandwich if you're in the rush, simply cook the egg whites in an "omlette fashion" fold over with cheese in the middle and sandwich between your English Muffin! Make sure you don't let your pan get too hot or your eggs will burn. You want it to cook low and slow.

C'est si Yum

Not everything has to be fancy…

15 Aug

I love bruschetta, I also love pizza. However, pizza dough is not the quickest thing to make or bake. Here is a quick recipe for a bruschetta mix that can be put on baguette slices or for an easy pizza, use English Muffins!!

What you need –

3 medium brown tomatoes (1 cup of grape tomatoes) chopped
2 garlic cloves diced
3 TBS of extra virgin olive oil
3 TBS of balsamic vinegar
Salt
Black Pepper
3 TSP dry basil – or about 4 – 5 fresh basil leaves chopped
2 TSP dry oregano
1 – English Muffin

Combine all the ingredients. You can leave them overnight if need be and the olive oil will infuse with the garlic and herbs.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. This next step is a preference of mine, don’t feel like you have to do this if you are really hungry or don’t have a toaster. I put the English Muffin in the toaster and set it to medium-low. Top English Muffins with bruschetta mixture. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. C’est Si Yum!!