For us, a real, hearty breakfast is almost a special occasion. It’s a day when we know we have time to relax. A day when we don’t have to be somewhere earlier than noon. I love these kinds of days, and I LOVE breakfast. Needless to say, these kinds of days don’t happen very often. So when we actually have time to enjoy this morning meal together, we make sure it’s worth eating.
I can never decide between savory or sweet when it comes to real breakfast. Even if I can narrow it down between the two, I still can’t choose specific ingredients to use. I want a little bit of everything, please!
I love a pile of smoky bacon and some extra crispy home fries. Don’t forget about scrambled eggs and cheese. And, you can’t go wrong with waffles and fresh fruit. Or, how about pancakes with chocolate chips and whipped cream for a decadent sweet treat? Why can’t a girl just eat all of these things for breakfast? (I mean it is the first meal of the day, so you can definitely eat way more than you would at any other meal. You’re gonna work it all off before dinner, right?) I am not ready to make all of these big decisions this early!
That’s why I need a panini like this for breakfast. It’s all of my favorite flavors packed into one delicious sandwich. You have the staples… bacon, french toast, and fresh fruit. Then, you have the accompanying ingredients that put this panini over-the-top. Cream cheese, fresh herbs, and balsamic glaze. Yes, this is the perfect start to the day. No decisions to make here! The savory, the sweet, so rich, yet so simple. Man, I wish breakfast like this came around more often.
One decision I never have trouble making on a leisurely breakfast morning is what to drink. Mimosas, of course. Little bit of orange juice and little bit more champagne. Simple, delicious, and works perfectly with whatever breakfast you decide on. If you can actually make that decision.