Monday, September 13, 2010

There are 4 Critters on the Bed

Can you spot them all?

Weekend mornings, I've gotten into the deranged habit of waking up on the early side. I blame this on the many projects I have going with morning people, meaning that work meetings starting at 7 in the morning is not so unusual. Combine an early morning meeting with an annoying freeway drive chock full of accidents, and that means I have to wake up at dark o'clock to ensure I'm not late to said meeting.

All this waking up early business wouldn't bother me if I could sleep in during the weekends, but sadly it's becoming harder for me to do so. Obviously, the boy does not share this same disease. And if I forgo my bed spot, there are four volunteers who will gladly take it over, clearly taking advantage of the boy's impaired discipline.

The bright side of this is that I've come to a new appreciation of weekend brunch. If I can rouse the boy, we can easily slip into some of the more popular brunch spots around town without a wait. I think I've had eggs fancy variations of eggs Benedict now at least one day of each weekend for the past month.

So far, my eggs Benedict ranking is as follows:
  1. The Sunnyside Cafe: They have a daily eggs Benedict special that features local meat and produce. This is my favorite spot by miles.
  2. Cafe M: I had the crab cake Benedict. It was served only with pan fried potatoes, so the whole meal was heavy. The crab cakes were fried, which I suppose is normal, but I would have rather had lump crab meat.
  3. Cafe 1491: Straightforward eggs Benedict. It's not bad, but it's not the best thing on the brunch menu. Next time I'll get the duck confit hash - that was delicious.
I still have to try the eggs Benedict from Buttercream (unfortunatelythey closed before I had a chance to try them). Better yet, I should make it myself, but I'll freely admit that so much of the allure of weekend brunch is starting my weekend by having someone else cook for me and clean up the dishes.


  1. Oooh! My husband adores eggs benedict, and has his old stand-bys here in the city. This list looks too good, we may have to get up early one morning and try some of the offerings across the bay.

    Our cat, sadly, is not a bed-snuggler. If one of us gets up, that means it's breakfast and play time. And heaven help us if we don't wake up before 7AM!

  2. is Greaseball sitting on Perry's HEAD??? omg that is hilarious. :o)
    i know what you mean about breakfast on the weekends--you can so easily do it yourself at home but really, it's so nice to get served a meal and not have to do the cleanup!
    tell us how Buttercream is after you try it out! :o)
    There is a place here in FtC called SNOOZE and it has the most amazing pancakes. I got pineapple upside down pancakes with a pecan maple syrup (i think) and it was divine!!!

  3. My dogs are early risers on the weekend if DH is home. If he happens to be out of town or working, I can get them to sleep in until 10 or 10:30. Otherwise they just wake up making all sorts of noises, begging to be walked.

    We are however, serious breakfast people. There's nothing more enjoyable to me than drinking my coffee out at breakfast on a saturday morning. Yum.

  4. Mmmmmmmm. Eggs Benedict. My mother-in-law has a pretty darn good mock-hollendaise (sp?) sauce. I have to look for that.

    That photo is darling. I would love to be in that bed with all those fuzz balls (not your boyfriend - that sounded weird).

  5. Greaseball's face in that photo is totally a "kallie face"



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