Weather: 28 degrees, clear
What I’m listening to: Rise Up, Andra Day
I meet regularly with a group of local friends for Sunday morning breakfast. We have commented on many occasions how few restaurant options there are in our area of the Kenai Peninsula open for Sunday brunch, particularly in the winter months. We look at one another in dismay as we count them all on one hand, always narrowing them down to the same one. As we sit and chat and share life together over our forgettable cups of diner coffee, I find myself dreaming of opening my own little breakfast restaurant.
I envision the space and the atmosphere, and more than anything, I dream of the menu I would offer. Tender Swedish pancakes with lingonberries or lemon, dusted with powdered sugar. Crispy skillet-fried potatoes with onions, peppers, and smoked sausage. Buttermilk biscuits from scratch, fresh and steaming from the oven. French toast with orange zest and vanilla, possibly a warm bourbon maple syrup to drizzle on top, a side of perfectly cooked bacon. A pile of softly scrambled farm-fresh eggs with smoked salmon, cream cheese, and green onions. While I may never open my own restaurant, dreaming about it provides terrific recipe inspiration. Perhaps I should invite all my friends over to my house for breakfast. Meanwhile, enjoy this recipe for smoked salmon scrambled eggs, share it with your friends, and dream along with me.