We don’t know about you, but for us, mornings are a marathon. We are up early, and from the time that our feet reluctantly make contact with the floor, we are running. Whether we are tending to the pets, the kids, the spouses, or, imagine this…ourselves…it seems that the morning whizzes by. Getting out the door in time leaves us exhausted and ready for bed again, immediately.
Our parents often say that if you have eggs in the fridge, you always have something to eat. That is so true! Whether you choose to fry up an egg in olive oil, so that you can enjoy it’s crispy edges, or opt to make an omelette, a delicious, nutritious and simple meal can be assembled in just a few minutes.
Omelettes are like the little black dress of food; you can accessorize them in so many different ways. Theoretically, you can have an omelette every day of the week and not feel as though you are re-living the same meal over and over. Feeling casual? Make your omelette with some grated cheddar. Feeling adventurous? Use quail eggs and add wild game meat. Feeling extravagant? How about some shaved truffles and caviar (which, by the way, we have never, ever, actually done…but doesn’t it sound fancy!?). Finally, if you are feeling Greek, try this recipe. Loaded with Mediterranean flavours, we are pretty sure you are going to flip over it.
Can you ever have too much of a good thing? We don’t think so. Tsoureki is one of those very good things, and like us, you may find yourself having an abundance of it at this time of year. Although we spent several hours baking loads of loaves which we then offered to family and friends, many of these family and friends presented us with their tsourekia. We broke even! How wonderful!
There are so many ways to enjoy tsoureki. We love to have a plain slice of tsoureki in the morning along with our Greek coffee. We also often enjoy a slice with a warm cup of mountain tea in the evening. It is something that we pick at when trying to decide what to make for supper, something we pack up for school snacks, and something we often turn to when we’re hungry…but not really. And then, often on the weekends which easily lend themselves to decadent breakfasts, we like to start our day with tsoureki French toast.