Weekend Special – Summer Breakfast

Summer weekends are the perfect time for a lazy summer breakfast.

No hustle. No bustle. Sleep late or get up early and ease ever so slowly into the day. The best thing about summer mornings is the complete lack of urgency as you face another wonderful day on the lake.

Here are a few ideas for a relaxed summer breakfast:

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To Start:
Strawberries, blueberries, nectarines! Enjoy a big bowl of your favorite summer fruit. Top it off with a dollop of Thick & Creamy Honeyed Yogurt. Or for a change of pace, try my Mojito Melons

The Main Event:
I love a good omelet. Whether you keep it simple with a few chopped herbs or dress it up with Brie and Sundried Tomatoes, it’s a quick and easy start to the day. Then again, if you’ve got a crowd at your house, nothing beats easy like a big pan of Scrambled Eggs. Not special enough? Dress them up with a sprinkle of cheddar or goat cheese.

Sweet Treats:
What could be better than a muffin? I’m partial to Rhubarb but my favorite is Blueberry. Unless you’ve got a hankering for a scone. It’s a toss-up, I’m not sure if my favorite is Ginger or Lemon.

Enjoy a perfect lazy morning! Bon appétit!

Thick & Creamy Honeyed Yogurt
Makes about 2 cups

32 ounces nonfat yogurt
1/4 cup (or to taste) honey
1 tablespoon sweet Marsala (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch nutmeg
Juice of 1/2 orange
Grated zest orange of 1/2 orange

Put the yogurt in a colander or sieve lined with a clean dishtowel or coffee filter; let drain for at least 2-3 hours.

Put the honey,  Marsala, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice and zest in a medium bowl and whisk to combine. Add the yogurt and whisk until smooth.

What’s your favorite summer breakfast? I’d love to hear from you! Let’s get a conversation going. To make a comment, just click on Comments below. I’d be delighted to add you to the growing list of blog subscribers. To subscribe: just scroll back up, fill in your email address and click on the Sign Me Up button. You’ll get an email asking you to confirm your subscription … confirm and you will automatically receive a new story and recipe every week.

Want more? Click here for more seasonal menus! In addition, I hope that you will take a minute to learn about my philanthropic project Eat Well-Do Good. © Susan W. Nye, 2011

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