If it's possible, eat outside. Set the table before you cook.
Need more? Add a big bowl of chopped fresh fruit or berries. A pan of oven-roasted potatoes is another option for filling out the meal:
Egg Time: 5 minutes before the muffins are done, beat together some eggs with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper and tip them into a large, heated skillet to cook thinly and quickly a la omelet. (2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon olive oil per person) (Or follow Gordon Ramsay's instructions here.)
Chop! While they cook--fast like a bunny--chop up some tomatoes. (1 tomato for every 2 servings.)
With the eggs about half-way cooked, scoop in the tomatoes and season them with salt and pepper. Let them heat thorough for 30 seconds, and then...
Stir them together. Taste and re-season, if necessary. A little fresh basil might be a treat here. (I had none, but you might.) Don't overcook. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm if necessary.
When the muffins are done, bang the bottom of the muffin pan on the counter and turn it over so the muffins come out onto a rack. Let cool a minute or two and...
Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
- 1 cup milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/3 cup melted butter or canola oil
- 2 cups flour
- 1/3 cup granulated (white) sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup sliced and toasted almonds, divided (half for batter-chopped, half for topping)
Butter, for serving
Have fun cooking and taking care of yourself,