i have some instructions for you. first, if you live in Manhattan,go to dean and deluca on broadway. not to buy anything of course, but for the best free samples ever. we each got a square of foccacia, a chocolate caramel truffle, one fourth of a macaroon, and a cracker with white truffle butter. oh yeah, it's classy.
second, make eggs in toast. you've probably had these or made them before, but we never had. i predict they will become a staple of my diet, at least this year. there is something so therapeutic about making a dish for the first time and having it turn out exactly as you always imagined it. so simple, so pretty, and it really hit the spot.
we also made a side dish of sauteed squash, apple, onion, and cinnamon.
"egg in the basket" makes 1
1.heat up 1 tsp of oil or butter (we used olive oil) in a nonstick pan. meanwhile, use a glass/cup to stamp out the center of a slice of bread (we used whole wheat. also, we made pop art-see first photo-but that is not a necessary step).
2.add bread to pan and let cook for a minute or two.
3.crack egg in the center of bread. cook until egg white is opaque white, about 3-5 minutes.
butternut and apple sauteserves 2-3 (this recipe isn't perfected yet, but we like the idea of it)
*1 and 1/2 cups chopped butternut squash (we used frozen from whole foods)
*1 granny smith apple, diced
*1/2 a yellow onion, chopped or sliced
*cinnamon, salt, and pepper, to taste
*1 tsp-1 tbsp olive oil
heat oil in pan. add squash and saute until soft, adding onion about halfway through. when squash and onion are both cooked, add apple and saute for 2 more minutes. add spices to taste.