Saturday night, me and our friend, Aubry had a quadruple birthday party for David and his three friends (Mike, Tom, and Ido) who all have birthdays in March as well. It was a blast and I couldn't have asked for a better turn out! We had so much fun eating a lot of food (especially the awesome white chicken chili that Aubrey made us!) and hanging out with a group of people we don't always get to see too often at once. We also had some fun laughing at a bunch of old vidoes of the guys that Tom brought over and, let's just say there were some pretty embarrassing moments on David's part. The next morning, I made everyone breakfast and, even though it ended up only being three of us, I stil tried my best to make a yummy breakfast! I made some blueberry syrup for our french toast and some brown sugar bacon (mmm!).
to make blueberry syrup:way scaled down from this recipe
1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen; I used frozen)
1/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup water
lemon juice, from half a lemon
In a saucepan over medium low heat combine the blueberries, sugar, and water. Stir occassionaly and smash the blueberries against the side of the pan. Continue cooking for roughly 20 minutes until thicker and syrupy. Add the lemon juice in the last few minutes and stir thouroughly. Sever warm with french toast.
to make brown sugar + pepper bacon:
slighly adapted from here.
1 lb. thick-cut bacon
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Set the oven to broil. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (it helps with the clean-up) and place a cooling rack on top. Place bacon strips on the rack about a half inch apart. Place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes. Take out of the oven and sprinkle with brown sugar mixture and place under the broiler for another 3-5 minutes and DON'T BURN IT! After it's cooked, place on a paper towel-lined plate and let cool slightly until the sugar crystalizes.