Good morning, dear ones! It is a dark and cloudy morning as I write to you (brrr!) but I’ve had several days of glorious sunshine so I don’t mind one bit.
How was your weekend? What did you get up to?
Mine was jolly, full of simple pleasures, tea with an old friend, bbq with other dear folks, reading in the sunshine by the creek. I awoke early Saturday morning – not the dreadful kind of early necessitated by an alarm, but the delicious sort of early where you wake up naturally, feeling quite rested, only to discover that most of the world is still asleep and you have a few blissful hours of quiet with no lawn mowers, weed whackers, or loudly cackling neighbors to disturb the peace.
It was marvelous. 🙂 So I decided to indulge with a rather decadent breakfast of French Toast made with dark chocolate chip banana bread, drizzled with sour cream thinned with milk, and topped with a lavish helping of blueberries. With a large glass of fresh spearmint tea, it was a rather splendid breakfast to eat out on my little patio, looking up at the trees and blue sky, listening to the tumble of the creek and the wind in the leaves.
I spent the rest of my weekend happily puttering. I tended my little container garden, bought a gorgeous oregano plant, thinned the lettuces I’d planted and transplanted them to their own pots. Hopefully they will start flourishing soon! I ran errands with Mums, chatted with my grandies, and got to cuddle my friend’s beautiful Indian foster baby who grinned and drooled contentedly while I kissed his fat cheeks and squeezed his oh so chubby legs.
I also ate more blueberries (I do so love them!), this time with fresh strawberries and plain yogurt mixed with agave and vanilla. Delicious!
And I watched the sun set behind the trees, making such beautiful etchings of the leaves and branches.
Now it is a new week and I have a couple things I’m looking forward to: dinner with friends I haven’t seen in a while, eating the first fresh spring rolls I’ve ever made, and finishing this rather ripping novel I started this weekend.
What are you looking forward to?
This is my contribution to Chaya’s Meatless Mondays.
Banana Bread French Toast
6 slices banana bread
1/2 cup milk
1 shake tsp nutmeg
1 shake cinnamon
1 shake cloves
1/2 cup sour cream thinned with 1-2 tsp milk
fresh blueberries, washed and drained
- Mix egg, milk and spices in wide shallow bowl.
- Melt butter in saucepan over medium high heat.
- Dip each slice of banana bread in milk mixture, both sides, and place in buttered pan. Fry until each side is browned. Remove to plate.
- Drizzle with sour cream mixture and top with blueberries.