Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stress Filled Work Week Cure

Being a caseworker and fixing others problems everyday can really wear me down. My mom works in a stress filled career as a lawyer the weekend for us is a time to relax. My favorite medicine for stress is a lazy day filled with a huge brunch some old black & white movies or westerns, and maybe a new canning project.  If I’m lucky enough to have house guest or friends over it just adds to the pleasure of cooking and sharing my love of food.  My godmother comes down from NYC once a month to visit, I’m sure it is a much slower pace than the hustle and bustle of the city. 
I’ve been making breakfast for guest since I was 11 or 12 back in Texas when people would crash over after a long night college party. My way of playing house I guess I even gave myself a restaurant name CafĂ© House I would plan out what to make sometimes I even made menus. It was so much fun to wake up people with warm fresh coffee a smile and breakfast of choice. It de-stresses me to brighten the mood for others. A smile caused by a great meal can make a whole week of work melt away like the butter on my home made rolls.

One of my favorite shows is Top Chef in a couple of the seasons they put the Chefs through a quick fire challenge of cooking eggs one handed. Every time I see them do this I end up yelling at the screen like it’s a sports game rooting for some correcting technique on others and generally saying I could do better. J I’m not sure if I’m the only person who gets so worked up in a silly show but it gets me every time. I’d love to have a quick fire challenge all my own and compete for an egg trophy. One of these days I’ll have to find someone to go up against. 
This weekend I plan on a southern style brunch on Sunday filled with western omelets, grits, turkey bacon, fresh fruit, and homemade bread or biscuits. It might be Thursday but it’s been a long week!!!
What do you like to make for breakfast? 

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