My family enjoys waking up in the morning to a hearty breakfast. They favor sitting down to oatmeal bubbling like a Crème brûlée with a carmelized brown sugar topping. To accompany this deliciousbreakfast treat, I serve bacon sizzled sizzled and popped in between thin slices of crunchy whole-grain toast, along with a fresh fruit arrangement; and for the hubby and I, a steamy cappuccino dusted with lots of cinnamon. This is a good breakfast menu on a glorious Fall morning.
Fall features some of the best comfort recipes around: oatmeal brulee, macaroni and cheese, soups, stews, chilis, hot cocoa, and flavored coffees such as cappuccino’s and lattes. There’s no end to the good recipes to be had. And when you enjoy them with friends and family, it’s so much better.
Here’s the start of what’s cooking in our house this Fall:
You don’t need a fancy espresso machine to make a delicious cappuccino. This fool-proof blender method ensures a frothy, steamy cup of cappuccino in just minutes and you no longer have to make a Starbuck’s run.
Ingredients: (4-6 servings)
- 2 cups hot strong brewed coffee
- 4 cups milk
- Heat the container of a blender by running it under hot water.
- Add the coffee and milk and blend until foamy, 1 to 2 seconds.
- Pour the cappuccino into large cappuccino cups or mugs.
- Dust with cinnamon
Ingredients: (4 servings)
4 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup heavy cream
6 Tablespoons packed brown sugar
Preheat the broiler. In a large saucepan, combine the milk and salt. Bring to a boil over moderately high heat. Slowly sprinkle the oatmeal into the milk and boil over moderate heat, stirring until the oats are tender but still slightly chewy., about 5 minutes. Add vanilla and stir.
Spoon the oatmeal into 4 heatproof bowls or ramekins. Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream around the edge of each bowl and sprinkle the center with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of brown sugar.
Place the bowls under the broiler and broil until the sugar melts and begins to bubble, about 1 minute. Serve hot.