it’s my most favorite meal. other than maybe sunday night dinners.
i dont know if it’s just because you get to have brunch twice a week, and somehow it feels more exclusive, special. or if it’s because you get to combine breakfast and lunch and have an egg burrito or french toast sandwich.
i think it’s all because you can have an absurd amount of beverages at one time. sometimes you want orange juice, water, coffee, champagne and tomato juice at the same time. or is that just a me thing that i think is normal but actually isn’t?
and yes, it’s definitely because of the champagne and bloody marys. after all, brunch without booze is just a late breakfast.
the boozier the better, that’s my motto for a healthy life.
breakfast is totally overrated. never been a fan of it.
but there’s something about brunch. it lets you ease into the day. it allows for coffee in bed before a shower. it doesn’t demand stilettos, or a business suit. it’s living in the grey area, where the day has started, but in the kindest way.
it can be dirty. it can be all you can eat. it can be a four hour meal that stretches past dinner.
i dont like pretentious brunches though. i dont want it fancy. i’m an eggs girl. i’m a home-cooked brunch kinda thang.
one of my favorite brunch places is super dirty. just down home southern fried chicken and waffles with a side of mac and cheese. but it’s an every once in a while kind of thing. it’s like twerking, it’s a real good time until it ends up on facebook.
i think the other reason i love brunch is because we always did it big growing up. sundays were the one day i got to be at home. saturdays were ballet all day. sundays i was able to play outside, and hang with my family. when i woke up and my momma and i would start making chocolate chip pancakes – it symbolized a whole day of freedom.
these baked eggs are kind of amazing. especially if you’re a picky eater. like my ex-boyfriend who didn’t like the inside of tomatoes. who doesn’t like the inside of tomatoes? he told me that and coincidentally we broke up three days later. that’s all.
but you can make it your own. more veggies. bacon. less veggies. and more bacon. some sausage. whatever. get wiggy with it.
you can get ramekins for super cheap and then have everyone make their own. pop ’em in the oven. and bam – happy brunchers.
- 6 slices of regular or turkey bacon, cooked and broken apart into pieces
- 1 tsp butter
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 4 large eggs
- 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
- salt and fresh ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons minced onions
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crispy, placepaper towels to remove excess grease
- add 1 tsp butter
- add onion to pan, toss for about two minutes unit translucent. add spinach and and toss over medium heat for about 1 minute.
- place bacon on bottom of ramekin.
- top with spinach and onions.
- break egg into ramekin and add salt and pepper to taste. (make sure egg doesn’t break)
- drizzle 1 tablespoon cream over each egg. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- bake eggs until whites are set, 16 to 18 minutes.
- serve with a toasted carb!