I’m laid up, recovering from a recent wisdom tooth extraction (ouch. not fun), and had a few minutes to outline instructions to my FAVORITE weekend ritual – coffee & eggs. I scored the Peet’s coffee for $5 at my local Market Basket! Steal. 

Start by loading up your favorite new brew toy, the Bodum, with about 4-6 tbls. of ground coffee…

Bring water to a roiling boil, but not fully boiling, and pour in a cup for each tbls. of coffee (eg. 4 tbls coffee = 4 cups water). Stir with a giant wooden spoon, but not a metal or glass spoon (Bodum’s instructions say you could damage the glass container)…

Then let it steep for about five minutes. How adorable is the little red knob on top?! Love it!

These trusty tools you will need later: initial mug from Anthropologie = LOVE (I have literally nothing with my name on it or monogrammed! boo); a milk foamer/frother tool (Ikea! $1.99!); and cute little tasting glass from the Burlington Beer Festival for frothing milk in.

While your coffee is steaming away, pull out your fun egg tray and select the best eggs for breakfast while singing, “Brown eggs are local eggs and local eggs are fresh!”

If you have leftover ‘ends’ of a loaf of bread, this is YOUR best bfast solution – HOBO’S! These bfast sammies are so named for the joke that a hobo couldn’t afford the middle of the sandwich and would be desperate enough to eat something with a hole in the middle; hilar, right? Place bread ends down in a lightly buttered pan…

While your bread is toasting up, cut a small hole in the middle of the bread with a shot glass (one of the many that your dad gave you for a Christmas present will do)…I tend to eat the ‘holes’ so save ’em. I won’t be offended if you toss them though. We are using up bread after all; better than nothing! 

Crack your fresh, brown, local eggs in the center of the holes, where they will cook through the piece of bread…

While that is cooking away, it is time to press your coffee, slowly, until the button knob reaches the top of the red lid. Froth your milk up and coffee is served!

Flipping the hobo’s is the tough part, but grab a big spatula and you should be able to flip ’em. Dish & dine!

What is your weekend breakfast ritual?

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