Now that I’ve got your attention, I’d like to introduce to you the Lazy Woman’s Guide to Making Decent Breakfasts. No, this doesn’t involve pancakes or anything worth comparing to a 5-star hotel’s breakfast buffet, but if your partner is anything like mine, he will appreciate it when you make the effort to make a simple but nice breakfast for him.
The best part of this breakfast is it will take you no longer than 10-15mins to make it.
Ready? Let’s go!
What you need:
* 2 eggs
* Croissants & jam (we love Bon Maman apricot jam)
* 10-15 prawns, 10 mussels, 8 squid (all to your discretion, my boyfriend loves prawns so we have a lot more here!)
The Boyfriend and I usually have croissants and scrambled eggs for breakfast. While he has kept me on the straight and narrow for almost a year now (no popcorn in the cinema, no McDonalds… well, I cheat sometimes when he’s not around hehe ;), no deep fried, oily, unhealthy stuff), he will not say no to a more than generous helping of eggs.
This time, I mixed it up a little by heating up some croissants and cooking scrambled eggs with prawns, mussels and squid (calamari).
Croissants are so easy to serve for breakfast. I usually buy a pack of eight from Waitrose. At less than 30cents for 1 croissant, it’s so much cheaper than going to a cafe and paying 1.50!
To cook croissants, put them in the oven and heat your oven to 150deg C for 10mins. The croissants will be crisp then. Tip: leave the croissant pack out on the kitchen counter instead of the fridge so your croissants will not taste “soft” after baking in the oven.
Because I love being efficient, I’d start preparing the omelette while my croissants are heating up. Meanwhile, I heat up the pan with some oil. After beating two eggs in a bowl and adding some milk, I pour the egg mixture into the pan and put the washed prawns, mussels and squid on top of the liquid egg. If you like some pepper, now would be a good time to add it on.
Here’s what my pan looks like:
This is the part when you can be lazy. Leave the pan for a while and let the egg cook for about three minutes (depending on how hot your pan is – I put mine on extreme heat), before flipping or mashing the omelette over. In my case, the Boyfriend realised I was cooking this and immediately wanted to chip in to help and we ended up with scrambled eggs instead of a seafood egg omelette. Thanks, darling!
So there you have it – a really easy to make breakfast in less than 15 minutes. Enjoy!