Brunch in Bed

BLT

Because Mom deserves to sleep late AND get breakfast in bed.

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  • 6 Whole wheat English muffins
  • 12 slices lean, center cut bacon
  • 6 eggs
  • 3 small avocados
  • 1/2 pint ripe cherry or grape tomatoes
  • Handfull baby spinach or arugula
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 egg + 1 T water
  • 4 oz 60% or more dark chocolate bars
  • Flour and sugar for sprinkling
  • 1 bottle champagne
  • 1 quart fresh squeezed orange or grapefruit juice

I polled the ladies in my life as to whether to write a post for Brunch or Breakfast-in-Bed and the response was, “Why not Brunch-in-Bed?” The key to any Breakfast or Brunch-in-Bed is to begin with her usual cup-o-java or tea before smacking a tray full of food on her lap. At the lastest decent hour, bring Mom her morning cup and a few of her favorite magazines. Let her ease into the day while you fix breakfast. I’ve included both savory and sweet treats since every Mom is different. Mine can’t do anything sweet before 11 am (unless it’s bubbly and fermented), but Trent’s can and will eat chocolate any time of day, so we’re covering our bases here. This makes enough for a family of 6, so everyone benefits!

Fried Egg BLTs with Avocado

Start by cooking the slices of bacon until crisp, whether a la frying pan, the conventional method, or I’ve been known to lay the slices in one layer on a baking sheet and bake at 400* for about 25 minutes, or until crisp (thank you, Ina Garten, for that tip). Whatever floats your boat. Once cooled, you’ll need to snap your slices in half to fit muffin size. Dice and drain your tomatoes & set aside. Peel and slice avocados.

Fry eggs over easy in a medium-hot nonstick skillet, cooking the white but leaving the yolk soft and dribbly. Be sure to season with salt and pepper while frying the first side. Toast English muffins in the oven under the broiler (don’t take your eyes off of them or they’ll burn). Assemble BLTs thusly: spinach or arugula, egg over that (so that when you bite into the sandwich the yolk oozes down over the greens like dressing), and top egg with the four 1/2 slices bacon, avocado, tomatoes and the other muffin half. Serve immediately and enjoy! Makes 6 BLTs.

Chocolate Croissants

Preheat oven to 425*. Gently unfold thawed puff pastry sheet and dust on both sides with a tablespoon or so of flour; roll out to an approximate square shape. With a sharp knife, cut pastry into 4 squares, and cut each square into two triangles, for a total of 8 triangles.

Place 1/2 ounce or so of chocolate along the longest edge of each triangle. Roll that long side of pastry over the chocolate towards the opposite point. Pinch the ends to seal in the chocolate and curve them inward to form the shape of a crescent. Repeat with the rest of your pastry triangles, and move them to a parchment or Silpat-lined baking sheet, giving them plenty of room to rise.

Whisk egg with 1 T water and brush the egg wash over the croissants thoroughly, sprinkle with sugar, and bake at 425* for 15-20 minutes or until pastry is lusciously dark golden brown. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 8 croissants.

Laloo’s Mimosas

Pour enough champagne into a pretty glass to almost look like enough. Add an ounce or so of juice–just to change the color.

6 Responses to “Brunch in Bed”

  • Liz:

    I want this in my mouth NOW. I love your bacon so much.

  • Trent Walton:

    That sandwich up there in the picture… I just ate it.

  • Amanda Laforet:

    Thanks for a great recipe, had just checked my facebook when I saw Trent posting a link to this! I’m going to try it! Question about this.. Egg beaters will not work correct? Just regular eggs?

  • Bonnie:

    You could use the WHITES ONLY version of egg beaters if you needed a substitute.

  • Dad:

    Whatever happened to just good ole bacon and eggs with toast and jelly? Or even biscuits with lots of creamy gravy? Of course, I’ll eat anything for breakfast since I usually have to make it! And, you have to have the time to cook it and enjoy it! Now that’s what I like! A good old french toast with syrup is also pretty nice (I like pan dulce myself). Been awhile since I had that, mmmmmmmmm, maybe this week sometime???…..
    Usually if it is greasy or bad for you, I like it. Wouldn’t you know. I love Bonnie.
    Dad

  • Ray-Gun:

    Mr. Castle, FTW.