When the weekend or vacation time comes, this is the time when we like to enjoy breakfast and relax over it. Since many of us have lighter schedules then, and because there's little or no need to rush, it's fun to have a leisurely breakfast. This is even a great time to have brunch. If you have some things you have to do early in the morning, yet you'll be done by mid-morning, you can have breakfast and lunch then, which is how the name "brunch" was coined.
Let's have something new and different for breakfast! Since toast is a common breakfast food, let's try something new with it and make "Bacon Cheese Toast". This is where you take cheese, bacon, mayonnaise and some seasonings and spread over lightly toasted bread. This goes into the oven and is baked for about twelve minutes. Served hot, it's a sensational way to enjoy toast that's new and different! If you like cheese toast, you're sure to to like this one!
Instead of coffee, let's have "Creamy Mocha". This is very much like the French coffee, which takes hot coffee and hot milk that are combined to make Cafe Au Lait, except this one has a chocolate flavor. You begin by heating milk and instant coffee. Brown sugar is added, along with chocolate syrup. If you want, you may add cinnamon or nutmeg for more flavor. It's a different way to serve coffee and is an interesting twist on hot cocoa!
If you need bread to make this toast, you may want to try making your own. Yesterday, I shared a recipe for 'Erna's Homemade Bread", which is a good, rich white bread. This would work great for this cheese toast, and if you missed the recipe, here's the link to get it:
Relax this weekend or over your vacation and enjoy breakfast with these dishes:
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
- a dash of Worcestershire sauce
- a dash of dry mustard
- a dash black pepper
- a dash of hot sauce
- 8 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
- a dash of salt
Lightly toast the bread. Combine the egg and mayonnaise and mix well. Add the remaining ingredients and mix. Spread this mixture over each slice. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Serve hot. Yield: 4 servings of 2 slices each.
- 1 quart milk
- 1/3 cup instant coffee
- 1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1/2-2/3 cup chocolate syrup
- ground cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste
Heat the milk and add the instant coffee. Mix well. Add the brown sugar and chocolate syrup and mix. Add the cinnamon and nutmeg, if desired. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.