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How To Make Up for a Disappointing Dinner

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.

  

* Thanks to the summer vegetable gratin.  Which apparently, Bunny Victorious also made and found “an absolute waste of my time and the vegetables’ very existence.”  So, you know, it’s not just me here.

* I don’t know how I feel about this phrase, “main man,” but I’m looking for the male equivalent of “best lady” here.

Filed under breakfast apples I want to eat this all the time