German

Hearty breakfast

This weekend is one of the rare ones,  when we're both at home, so of course there is a lot of cooking going on. I love to cook, Mr. Happy loves to eat. 

So we started the day off with a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs and baguette with a glass of non-alcoholic "champagne". 

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Plate of scrambled eggs with onions, prosciutto, tomatoes, herbed cheese and basil with baguette and non-alcoholic "champagne"

 There really is no recipe for this, I usually use what I find in the fridge. This time it was a very nice italian prosciutto that I sliced into thin stripes which, along with a finely chopped onion - scallions would have been nicer, but I didn't have them - I put in the heated pan to least them "sweat" a bit, the onions should not be browned. 

Then I whipped up three eggs with a shot of milk and some ground pepper and ground paprika and poured it in the pan. 

When the egg starts getting a bit firmer at the edges I start moving them around (I do not scramble them senselessy) and swith off the stove, the heat of the pan is enough. Then I drizzled it with some grated herbed cheese (a summer-gouda) and added the chopped tomatoes. 

It's basically ready after that and I divided it onto two plates and sprinkled some sea-salt flakes on top. 

We had some baguette left over from yesterday which we buttered and ate it with the scrambled eggs.  To toast the rare occasion we had some non-alcoholic champagne with it. 

A very nice weekend-breakfast to be enjoyed in our "winter-garden" s long as the weather is still nice and not too overbearingly hot as it has been in the past days. 

I would consider this a typical german, festive weekend breakfast. What do you have for breakfast when you want to make it special? 

 


One week project "What Germans really eat" ...

IMG_5339_rouladen_nLunch/Dinner on 5. March 2013
Roulade with mashed potatoes

Today we had no lunch or dinner in the regular sense of it. We had a cheese sandwich (Käsebrötchen) around 2 pm and then we had an early dinner approx. 5:30 pm.

The dinner this time is a typical german dish, that would traditionally be eaten on a Sunday. I had pre-cooked it on Sunday for freezing, so if I don't have time to cook I can just take it out of the freezer in the morning and by evening it will be thawed and I can reheat it (no microwave in our home, don't want it).