Dinner was a disappointment,* but breakfast, guys, breakfast was awesome.
First, I had my main man** around, which was great.
Second, I had a fantastic cold brewed vietnamese iced coffee:
Third, our New York Times was successfully delivered and at our front door, which does not happen as consistently as I would wish.
Fourth, I had some nice Maiden Blush apples, sliced and cooked in butter with a little bit of brown sugar over steel cut oats with maple syrup. This is just about my favorite breakfast ever.
The apples were great, tart but also sweeter than I expected. I cut them up into wedges and laid them into my cast iron skillet with some butter and just left them there for a while til they browned and got all melty. When they got close to done I added some brown sugar.
Meanwhile, I cooked the oats with equal parts water and milk (1 part oats to 2 and a little bit parts liquid, about 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup oats per person). Bring to a boil, then turn down and simmer for 10 - 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once they’re done, toss the apples on top of the oats, pour a little bit of maple syrup and voila. Best breakfast ever.
* I don’t know how I feel about this phrase, “main man,” but I’m looking for the male equivalent of “best lady” here.