Before I type anything else, I must tell you to DVR Masterpiece Classic tonight at 9pm on PBS, it’s “Downton Abbey” and one of the leads is Maggie Smith aka McGonagall on “Harry Potter” and it’s the best thing since “Mr Bean” and “Keeping Up Appearances”. Incidentally, there is a crapton more Brit TV shows that are off the charts awesome, but that’s a story for another time.
A quiz will be given. I assure you it has nothing to do with levitation or potions. (but if you can come up with a potion that will give me Jessica Biel’s ass, I’m all ears.)
When you wake up on a Sunday morning, before hitting the gym or going to workout, what do you think about? Chores? A shower? Not me, I already have a couple of crib midgets that have made their way into my bed, demanding breakfast. It would stand to reason that at the crack of dawn, I would pour a bowl of cereal and squeeze out a tube of baby brekkie and be done with it. This won’t fly with my oh-so-spoiled 3 year old who knows that the weekend should mean fancy firsts and bacon.
That’s all well and good with me, though. I do love to cook and bake, and Sunday mornings oft mean something quite special. It does however, always mean bacon. Have you ever watched “The Lord of the Rings”? Remember how Gollum looked when he got his hands on the ring? That’s kind of like the Captain and bacon. He gets a glint in his eye that can only mean trouble if you come between him and his pig side. I am waiting for his hair to fall out if I deny him his precious.
Because I am racist against bald babies,(this is me self-loathing as I had NO hair until I was three, once again, I blame my mother.) I made bacon, and a breakfast grilled cheese. It’s a healthy, delicious alternative to the hot messofa wonderful lunch sandwich. You could easily make this with Glutino or other gluten free bread, but I used Martin’s whole wheat potato bread. It’s my fave. Incidentally, the filling for this sandwich is also good drizzled over french toast or a more savory waffle. MMMM. I am thinking I may also use this as a stuffing for chicken breast. Or perhaps, right off of a spoon.
Breakfast Grilled Cheese
What Goes In?
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 2 Tbsp Earth balance
- 2 oz goat cheese
- 1 Tbsp all natural raspberry jam
- 1 Tbsp orange juice
- orange zest
- In a small bowl, combine goat cheese, jam, and orange juice.
- microwave on high for 15 seconds
- spread on 2 slices of bread
- top with orange zest and cover with another slice of bread
- In a skillet melt 1 tbsp of earth balance on medium
- place sandwiches in skillet, toast for 3 minutes
- add remaining butter and flip sandwiches
- toast for additional 3 minutes
- slice and serve.