Heavenly Day lyrics
Got no trouble today with anyone
The smile on your face I live only to see
It's enough for me, baby, it's enough for me
Oh, heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day
We all had a hard time waking up and starting our day on New Year’s Day! It was a very late night on New Year’s Eve, getting home at 3 am and not being able to go to bed so soon, played into our morning /afternoon laziness!
For many years on New Year’s Day my husband and I always had our Eggs Benedict and French toast breakfast. Since the kids came along it was no different with them tagging along to a local diner in our town. They were not sure why they weren't allowed to order breakfast for themselves and why we ordered the meal for them, which they tried and loved. This year I decided to make the breakfast at home….which instead of breakfast ended up being a late lunch.
1 -2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
Tater Tots Home-fries (These were totally not planned but a bonus) I did not have any potatoes (used them all on Christmas day) but I did have a ½ of bag of Tater Tots a couple of green peppers and an onion on hand. TA-DA ----Home-fries!
6 poached eggs.
In 6 small bowls I cracked one egg each - one by one I dropped each egg in the water – the vinegar helps the egg whites coagulate around the egg yolk - so the vinegar is very important to add to the water. Each egg simmered in the water for about 3- 4 minutes and with a slotted spoon I manipulated the egg white around the egg yolk. It is easier to do one egg at a time. On a baking sheet lined with paper towels, I plopped the egg on it when it was finished cooking.
Please note these are my recipes; I add the spices without actually measuring the amounts; the above measurements are estimates- salt was only added when I cooked the onions and the peppers - it was a very little pinch. because I know that the Tater Tots are salty. I did not add any more salt when I added the Tater Tots into the pan.
I started this post with words and video from Patty Griffin’s song Heavenly Day, because that is what it felt like….."A Heavenly Day"; a lot of funny little surprises occurred – we did go to the beach; regardless of the time, and each of us was able to cast a stone into the water with something positive written on them – I found a beautiful white feather, and two great songs played on the radio on the way home from the beach….. Better Things by The Kinks and Glad Tidings by Van Morrison.
What I learned this year….