Sunday, March 22, 2015

Breakfast o'Clock

That is what my husband calls the weekends when I make breakfast. If we are watching TV and I get up and start walking to the kitchen, he calls out "Is it that time? Breakfast o'clock?" I usually say something snarky like "If you're lucky."

So today, Sunday, was Breakfast o'Clock after a bit of a hiatus. I made bananas foster waffles with bacon. The waffle recipe was Alton Brown's and the bananas foster was something I threw together. It wasn't true bananas foster as I did not flambee the alcohol but it tasted legit.

I melted some butter, added brown sugar, cinnamon, amaretto and a pinch of salt. Then I added 2 sliced bananas and sauteed them in the sauce. I poured the warmed bananas onto the waffles. Heaven.

Yesterday I decided to do my grocery shopping at Wegman's in Chestnut Hill. Which was brave on my part as I do try to avoid food shopping at prime times like Saturdays at midday. But armed with my list, I flew through the madness like a pro. Once I completed my tasks, I went to Sweetgreen next door. I had never had Sweetgreen before and had always wanted to try it. I felt pretty basic being in line with all of the girls in their yoga pants but it was worth it.

Sweetgreen serves made-to-order soups and salads with fresh, local ingredients. Some menu items are seasonal, some are not. They have partnerships with different farms and food distributors that they trust around the US. 

I decided to go with the Harvest Bowl. They have set menu items but you are also free to make your own creation. I didn't feel like thinking so I went with a set menu item.

It was really good. The salad included shredded kale, apples, sweet potatoes, goat cheese, wild rice, almonds, and roasted chicken with a balsamic vinaigrette. 

Today I am off to my niece Hailey's 2nd birthday party! Then the weekend is over, sadly.


  1. I am insanely jealous over those waffles! And that salad looks and sounds delicious

  2. Haha thank you! They were pretty good :). The salad was amazing. There's only a couple of Sweetgreens in the area (mostly Boston), I wish there were more closer!