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In a perfect world, Sundays are lazy days with nothing to do and nowhere to go. In reality, these kinds of days are rare in my world.

The first half of the day usually involves some kind of clean out of the refrigerator. I get ambitious when I shop for the week, all full of ideas of meals to cook.  But then my schedule gets full and I get home late, take out in hand.  Which means Sunday breakfast is a often a salvage of vegetables almost past their prime, and they find their way in an egg scramble or as the base for a poached egg.

On this morning, I looked in my pantry and discovered a gluten-free pancake mix about to expire.  For many reasons, I haven’t had pancakes in almost two years—sacrilege, really. So, I made a perfectly nice stack of pancakes.


Then I started thinking about a dish I’ve seen in a restaurant I like to visit, Buvette in the West Village of NYC.  Sometimes they serve a waffle sandwich, which has a runny fried egg, cheese, and bacon, and it looks heavenly.  Since I can’t have gluten, I’ve never had the good fortune to try it.  Thinking about this, I felt inspired.

And so I played with food.

My take on that mouthwatering dish ended up as a riff on Eggs Benedict.  Instead of an English muffin, I used a pancake as the foundation.  Bacon stood in for Canadian bacon (which I’ve never understood, anyway), and a single poached egg stood high and proud on top of my breakfast mountain.  A flurry of cheddar cheese and a drizzle of maple syrup tied it all together.


It was delicious.

I hope you find room to play this week, and that it leads to all kinds of deliciousness.

xo, with goodness and grace.


Lazy Sundays

The best days are the ones when you have the freedom to go wherever the day takes you.

Sundays are that kind of day.

Today I:

  • Slept late
  • Indulged in my highly anticipated Sunday breakfast ritual of coffee and a chocolate croissant
  • Leisurely watched my favorite Sunday morning shows, including CBS Sunday Morning and a sampling of political programs
  • Took my time reading the New York Times
  • Snuggled under a luxuriously warm faux fur blanket and caught up on the DVR
  • Listened to Christmas music as I made a fabulously healthy dinner that included a mixture of my favorite winter greens
  • Ate as much chocolate as made me happy
  • Chose my sparkly outfit for a holiday party tomorrow night

Basically, it was a lazy day with a whole lotta nothing, except exactly what I wanted to do.

I wish that goodness for everyone, for at least one day a week.

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