One of my favorite things is breakfast in bed on Sunday morning and rather than waiting for the Breakfast In Bed Fairy to show up, I self-serve. I don't do this every Sunday, but I do treat myself at least once a month. Sometimes I watch my DVR'ed shows, but most times I read the paper and books/magazines I have stockpiled. I detach from anything work related. I am a big believer that luxury does not equate to being expensive. In fact, the gift of time might be one of the most luxurious things you can offer, or receive. Breakfast in bed? Go ahead, treat yo self! It's amazing how guilt-free lolly gagging around in bed for an hour or two makes me feel like a queen and ready to face the week ahead.
Here's my favorite menu, prepped and set out on my kitchen island on Saturday night so that all I have to do on Sunday morning is boil water for my French press, open the refrigerator and assemble the tray and head back up to my bed.
My Favorite Granola, served up in a pretty crystal bowl.
Fresh fruit, sliced banana, grapes, seasonal berries and melon.
Greek yogurt, Noosa brand! It's the very best and a special treat due to the caloric and fat content.
A croissant if I'm feeling extra decadent, which is pretty much always.
A pot of French press of coffee.
My Favorite Granola
I make this in double batches and keep snack-size ziplock bags of it in my car, my purse and my gym bag to curb my appetite when I am out and about. I also put this Granola in my teenage son's lunch, car and gym bag.
1/2 of a large box of Old Fashion Oats (not instant)
1 cup of nuts (I use slivered almonds and whole pecans)
1/2 cup dried unsweetened cherries (or blueberries)
1 cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/8 cup ground flaxseed
2 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. vanilla
Place all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Place all of the wet ingredients and the brown sugar in a saucepan and heat until just bubbling. Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture and stir well to coat. Place the mixture on cookie sheets (2) lined with wax paper. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 40 minutes, stir every 10 minutes. Let cool. Store in airtight containers.