Monday, September 28, 2009

homemade breakfast sandwiches

my favorite

Let me preface this by saying that I have no idea why these photos came out in black & white. I'm really pissed off at Walgreens for continuing to mess up my photos every time and this is the last straw. So many amazing colors lost! Anyway, the other morning Brent prepared these delicious egg, bacon, and muffin sandwiches with a side of potatoes for breakfast. When he first told me about wanting to do this I laughed and called them "gourmet egg mcmuffins" to tease him but quickly took it back before he could change his mind about making them.

potatoes

potatoes

Brent's original intention was to make the potatoes into a sort of patty, flip it over, and bake it in the oven. That didn't really work out so he just continued frying them in the fresh sweet cream butter that he bought from Cheese Board the day before.

pouring the egg

The eggs! To get the desired round shape which fits nicely in the english muffin, we poured the scrambled eggs into these round dishes and microwaved them. Yes, we microwaved the eggs. They actually come out quite cute and fluffy but still taste as good! I'm sure you can also find a mold and fry it, but that's just us.

bacon

in the oven

When it came time to cooking the bacon, my health conscious freak of a boyfriend (just kidding chu, ilu!) refused to fry it in its fat and instead opted for baking it. The bacon was still surprisingly good even with the fat melted off. Okay, I'm not going to lie, I was pretty hesitant about it at first and almost had to beg him to fry it but it all worked out in the end, right Pika?

oh, bacon!

the spread

And here's our final spread before assembly! To drink we had bottled milk and valencia orange juice, well, he bought the milk just for me since he doesn't love it as much as I do. In addition to the potatoes, eggs, and bacon, Brent picked up an heirloom tomato for me and sharp cheddar from Cheese Board. Tomatoes and milk, he knows me so well.

fresh english muffins

All of you non Bay Area readers must be wondering what the hell this Cheese Board place that I keep ranting about is. It's this really superb pizzeria/store owned by its workers where each member is an equal shareholder. It's right by Brent's wine shop in North Berkeley so it's easy for him to swing by and pick up a couple freshly available items. These english muffins were baked and purchased the day before but still just as fresh and delicious!

assembly pt. 1

assembly pt. 2

See how cute the eggs came out? It fit perfectly in the toasted muffin, followed by two pieces of bacon torn in half, sharp cheddar, and a tomato slice for me. These were some seriously hefty sandwiches and I'm pretty sure neither of us was able to eat any more meals for the rest of the day after that. Excessive? Maybe, but totally worth it.

side by side

the bite

36 comments:

Sol said...

Oh, delicious breakfast. I bet these look even better in color, but it's fun to leave the different shades of color to the imagination.

Great jeans on the previous post!

Hello My Name is Katie said...

god, even in black and white those bacon pics are incredible. yum.

Hello My Name is Katie said...

god, even in black and white those bacon pics are incredible. yum.

Wikifashion said...

Great pics!! That's so annoying about the color being ruined :(

Alice said...

they still look amazing black and white, but that sucks about them messing your film up. how does that happen?

gennie said...

ahh i just did a brunch post!! mmm breakfast foods. suddenly wishing it was morning time.

Highdee said...

Yummy. Actually the black and white only adds to the deliciousness factor, in some way.
Great photos!

Carissa said...

wow! This looks so nyummy! I only have a cereal for breakfast --"

Sophia and Mary said...

even in black and white, looks delicious!

Leanne said...

mmm... i love cheeseboard! nice blog, too. i don't think i've commented before.

klee said...

ohhh, why cant the food just come out of my laptop's screen ): lol

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TINE said...

Your posts are always a joy to read! So whimsical.

pink horrorshow said...

savory breakfasts are just the best.

Now I want a whole wheat bagel with sausage and egg :(

fjalin said...

oh god that made me incredibly hungry - the downside of foodblogging I guess. Looks delicious though, I'm never that ambitious when it comes to breakfast..maybe it's time to find a bf who loves cooking as much as your, totally jealous of that :)

Leoluca Escobar said...

i think maybe it was serendipitous that your photos came out in b+w, the potatoes and bacon look interesting that way! this looks so good, esp the milk in the old fashioned bottle.

samantha ezra. said...

nomnomnom. looks so good!

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Sarah said...

i actually love the black and white pics, adds to the overall vintage feel! i heart bfs who can cook (:

L.T. said...

Yummmy!

Diana Q said...

Started following your blog since I saw it on Refinery 29. I am from and currently live in LA but I went to Cal(Go Bears!) and miss the Bay Area sometimes. I really enjoy your posts!

Lindsey said...

Black and white turned out nicely though!

phresh produce said...

the funny thing about these pictures is it didnt even matter if they were black and white they still look amazing

rania said...

Yummy! Although i don't like eggs or milk, oops. Hahaha. I love how you give descriptions like this, its like an easy step by step direction book.

lecolt45 said...

LOVE Cheeseboard!!! Probably my favorite restaurant in Berkeley... no lie. Anywho, I'm a new Cal Student, and I get so excited when you write these posts!!!

denise said...

goshh annabel! you and your boyfriend are toooooo cute. my boyfriend pretty much just knows how to boil hot water..good enough for instant noodles haha

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Sarah Chow said...

if you didn't accidentally shoot black and white film, you can still take them to a different Walgreens or just a photo lab and ask them to be scanned onto a DVD! (if you take it to a lab, ask for the student discount.)

Issa said...

Delish post! Even with the absence of color, you totally inspired me to go crazy with my food experiments!

BTW, I am also in love with tomatoes and milk. Not together but you get the point.

Stylish Bugaboo said...

always love your food posts! (outfits of course :))

3ate4 said...

I like the black and white, even if it was not meant to be.

Yao said...

I weep for the colors lost, too, but the black and white photos look so *intriguing*. Like a shot from Pleasantville. And even in greyscale, your photography skills shine through!

Sabrina said...

I went to cheeseboard for the first time while visiting my friend in Berkeley. I had their pizza with corn and lime and I still crave it.

plentymorefishoutofwater said...

Will you come and make me breakfast please?
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Vanessa said...

omg, the food looks sooo good. i think i'm going to go have breakfast for dinner now. haha~

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ALWAYS CHASING said...

Yummmm tihs all looks so delicious!

jasmine said...

looks delish!

Anonymous said...

Naja, ob das alles so richtig ist..