Breakfasting the Weekend

by Holly on January 9, 2011

in breakfast,meet-up,rambling,trader joe's

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

I also believe it is the most important meal, but more so, I believe it is the most delicious.

Favorite. Important. Delicious.

All of those adjectives especially ring true on the weekend.

There is no better time to sleep in, awake to the comforting smell of freshly-brewed coffee and take your leisurely time enjoying a delightful spread of breakfast goodies than on a bright + sunny weekend morning. In fact, it may just be one of my very favoritest things in life.

It is only appropriate then, that on the weekend, I go to one of my very favoritest breakfast places to enjoy one of my very favoritest breakfast foods: Lazy Jane’s scones.

This one was Maple Nut, and I’ve declared it one of my top 3 faves.

Dear Jane,

I don’t believe for even one second you are lazy.

Your scones are the world’s best.

If you were to ever so graciously give me your recipe, I will name my first born after you.

Boy or girl.

Love,

Holly

It was a good thing I met up with Jess here, because if it wasn’t for her, I may have gone back to order a second (raspberry, me thinks) and perhaps a third (white chocolate orange coconut also looked fantastic). Instead, we headed over to the brand new Lululemon store and enjoyed a hour of free yoga.

It was stellar.

I am ragingly sore today.

However, the beautiful thing about breakfast is it can take my mind of the fact that with each passing day, I am becoming more and more the G’ma Everythingtarian of my future.

On these arthritic mornings, I turn to my all-time favorite breakfast food: French toast.

The key to French toast is the bread.

I picked up this loaf of Seeded Harvest Boule from Trader Joe’s, which turned out to give a rich, nut-filled crust and a slight sourdough tang to the French toast.

Dipped in the egg mixture (one egg, splash of organic skim milk, drizzle of agave + cinnamon) and fried to the most perfect golden brown, I topped my two-slice breakfast with almond butter, a generous drizzle of agave + extra sprinkle of cinnamon.

Sometimes I’m too cheap to buy real maple syrup.

Turns out, agave syrup is just as delicious.

It should also be noted breakfast was triple-fisted.

Yes, TRIPLE-fisted.

Coffee, Diet Coke + a Nessalla lemongrass ginger kombucha were downed at 10:30am.

Luckily, my hearty breakfast + caffeine overdose gave me the much-needed energy I needed to cook almost all day, which is why my kitchen currently looks like this…

And if it has any hope of being cleaned, it’s definitely going to take getting up early and a 2nd round of French toast tomorrow morning.

Because it’s 7:06pm, and I’ve got a hot date with Ryan Gosling + Half-Nelson.

What was the best breakfast you had this weekend? Sharing is caring! (Mine was the scone, by the way).

{ 50 comments }

Evan Thomas January 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I used to love breakfast, but now I just eat the same thing everyday, and while I don’t not like it, it’s not as thrilling.
But my best meal this weekend was a baked tofu with roasted butternut squash over spinach sauteed in garlic. Yum yum.

Julie @SavvyEats January 9, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I miss Lazy Jane’s!!! For the record, the white chocolate orange coconut scone is D.I.V.I.N.E.

And of course Madison would get a Lululemon right after I move away… where is it? On State?

Matt January 9, 2011 at 7:24 pm

I LOVE breakfast. Pancakes please ;)

Jenna January 9, 2011 at 7:26 pm

I am in love with Lazy Jane’s sign. Call me a huge nerd, but Scrabble is one of my favorite games of all time. My favorite breakfast this weekend had to be the banana chocolate chip muffins I made this morning, mmm!

Lauren January 9, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Ahhh, nothing is better in life than breakfast. I honestly don’t understand how people can skip this meal! Are they crazy??

Lynn @ The Actors Diet January 9, 2011 at 7:42 pm

your kitchen is so cute! i love the sink.

i had leftovers which i whipped into fried rice for breakfast this morning. and they were grrrreat!

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 9, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day too – maybe because I have nut butter with it? I had steel cut oats this morning with a grilled banana on top… sooo good!

julie January 9, 2011 at 7:44 pm

my favorite part of the day EVERY day is breakfast time :) even if it’s at the office and i’ve already done a bunch of shiznat its just so enjoyable to sit down and eat such a great meal. life without breakfast is like not an option. true story

carin January 9, 2011 at 7:45 pm

long-time reader, first-time commenter….your french toast looks amazing! what did you cook today?

Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 9, 2011 at 7:52 pm

I want that scone. And I want to have breakfast with you. And I want kombucha. the end.

hippierunner January 9, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Best breakfast this weekend was oatmeal that tasted like a Reese’s PB cup! But better!

Amanda (Eating Up) January 9, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Hmm…best breakfast? Pumpkin oatmeal, probably. It’s still not old to me!

Rachel @ Grateful Girl Goes Gluten Free January 9, 2011 at 8:03 pm

I’ve never been to Lazy Janes, but have always wanted to! I’m going to have to put that on my list of restaurants I need to try!

Caryn January 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm

I couldn’t agree more — breakfast (or rather, brunch) on the weekends is heavenly. My best breakfast this weekend was a Greek omelette at one of my favorite places — I enjoy feta at the earliest hour of the day as possible :) The scones look great!

Katie January 9, 2011 at 8:11 pm

That scone looks to die for! I wish I could say I had a fab breakfast like that this weekend but just oatmeal smashes for this girl : p they were good but not no SCONE like that!

p.s. Im SUPER jealous there is a Lululemon near you! I need to move or buy the franchise and open one here : p

Love you!

megan @ the oatmeal diaries January 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Very accurate first statement. And that scone… WOW. What a cute cafe; it makes me want to go play Scrabble!! The best breakfast I had this weekend was Ashley’s cinnamon banana scramble :)

lora January 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm

awe man, i love breakfast! unforch mine were all bagels and peanut butter lol..my dinners were bomb tho! p.s. i am trying to convince emily to visit you for a weekend! i know there wont be any convincing needed howeves.

xoxo
lolo

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 9, 2011 at 8:31 pm

breakfast…i JUST posted my newest creations, microwave banana oat cakes. and i am lovin them!

so glad you got an hour of free lulu yoga in. Now THAT is worth being sore for!

:)

Jessica January 9, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Next time – less yoga, more carbs!!

Katie January 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Free yoga? Lucky girl you.

I’d eat breakfast for every meal if I could. Wait, I think I did today. Yep. I did.

Amy B @ Second City Randomness January 9, 2011 at 9:43 pm

I usually make one big and fantastic breakfast every weekend.
My pancakes were a total bust. So uh… best breakfast would have to go to my oatmeal on Saturday morning. Booo…

Jamie January 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Maybe I come from a small town in the Minne, but we like to put rum in our french toast mix. It jazzes it up a bit. Or maybe we’re alcoholics and we like the flavor of booze in our breakfeast.. hah

Really though, try it. A dark rum works best.

BroccoliHut January 9, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Although it doesn’t even compare to that scone, my favorite breakfast this weekend was my cheesey omelet with spinach and shrooms.

Ashley @ 365 things January 9, 2011 at 10:47 pm

The best breakfast this weekend was an oh so deliciously simple bowl of oats w/banana, obnoxious amount of cinnamon, pb and yogurt on top. I swear I could eat that at every meal. I don’t know if you remember, but a few months back I was the one that recommended to you to heat your naner in the microwave then mash it for your PB toast (and I think add honey!). I didn’t have my little blogy blog back then, so I was just lurkin along when I commented. And thanks, I did have a nice weekend and looks like you did as well!

BTW, I LOVE the sign on Lazy Jane’s restaurant, too cute!!

Your french toast looks divine. I can’t seem to make it worth a flip and I’ve tried several times. It’s not the bread, but the batter I think thats the problem. It’s just never very good. Ahh, I won’t give up though!

Lauren January 9, 2011 at 10:58 pm

Random but I love your kitchen sink :)

Best breakfast I had all week was a large cup of coffee with Hazelnut cream and old episodes of Sex and the City…. and/or the oatmeal that I have stolen from your blog!! I’ve added my own touches, like agave syrup and trail mix instead of just almonds.

YUM YUM!!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 9, 2011 at 11:00 pm

That food all looks so amazing!! And glad to hear you had a kick-butt yoga session. The letter to Jane made me laugh…I’m not imagining a little boy named Jane- hahaha!

Kailey (SnackFace) January 9, 2011 at 11:27 pm

OMG I am STARVING now. I have to get up in six hours, so eating won’t happen till then. Geeezel. I had amazing French toast this morning too! It was super doughy and soft because it was made with French baguette. Aaamazing. Lub you!

Gillian January 10, 2011 at 3:29 am

Oh wow- I’m always on the hunt for the best scones and these look ridiculously good!! My best breakfast this weekend was yams roasted in coconut oil and cinnamon and drizzled in maple syrup. Ridiculously delicious!!

Fi January 10, 2011 at 3:51 am

The Maple scone looks yum! the best brekkie i had this weekend was a random idea f puree’ing apricots and cooking them into my oatmeal and topping it with dark tahini and cinnamon. v.yum! and gave it a nice (albeit slightly odd!) texture! x

Erica January 10, 2011 at 6:25 am

I <3 breakfast too. SO satisfying. The scone looks amazing. Some people don't like scones because of how dense they are….but I think this makes them truly extra delicious. Glad you enjoyed the yoga :) Best breakfast this weekend was out with Josh's family. The best (must have been) homemade english muffin with jelly, fresh fruit & coffee

Nelly January 10, 2011 at 7:11 am

I’m actually eating my best breakfast right now! Protein pancakes (almond flour, dried coconut and eggs beaten together) topped with frozen strawberries that I nuked to make them into warm jam. It. is. amazing. Also coffee, natch.

…so you know you’re a Firefly geek when you read the above section about the naming of firstborn children and think “Yeah, Jayne’s a great name for a little boy!” O_o

Tessa January 10, 2011 at 7:30 am

Drooool. Everything on this post looked mouth watering, including your kitchen (okay, maybe not drool worthy but too cute!)

My favorite breakfast was cinnamon oats with banana soft serve. Licked my bowl clean

sofia January 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

i like this post. it’s totally holly-fied and filled with wonderful things. triple fisting at breakfast? amazing. i’m all about the coffee + diet a&w root beer, which is not caffeinated but that is probably for the best. adding kombucha to my repertoire might spice things up a bit. if i’m ever in the ‘sota, we’re going to that cafe. yeah, i’m calling your state the sota. it’s like soda, but not.

i breakfasted at city bakery on saturday, a touristy kinda spot with an awesome breakfast bar. yum. then on sunday i ate at pure food and wine, which is a snazzy raw food place. it was a fancypants weekend, for sure. brunch in new york is kind of a big deal, so i usually do it up on weekends. good times.

brandi January 10, 2011 at 8:54 am

oh man – those scones! I need one and then some yoga :)

I wish every meal could be like breakfast. I just love the feeling of that first meal of the day.

Sami January 10, 2011 at 9:25 am

this weekend, i made janetha’s protein pancakes before my first basketball game on saturday morning!

they were sooo good, even though i totally failed at the flippage part and they looked like a disaster. taste > appearance.

xo.

Sarah January 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

Mmmm…I don’t know if anything I ate this weekend could rival either of your mouth-watering breakfasts.
Seems it’s time to change that, yes?

Joanne January 10, 2011 at 10:04 am

That French toast is making me hungry (hang on – it’s only 11 am!).
Love the idea of using Agave instead of maple syrup. I’ll have to try that. 100% maple syrup is so expensive, esp. if you really, really like it! :)

My best breakfast was a HUGE Eggbeater omelet. Nothing beats an omelet.

Sarah (Sarah Learns) January 10, 2011 at 10:27 am

i had no idea we got a lululemon store! i’ve never been, but i after seeing so many bloggers wearing amazing lululemon gear, i am definitely paying that place a visit. also, i think my kitchen could take your kitchen right now. it’s really scary.

Mary January 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

I LOVE Lazy Jane’s! I always make a pit stop in Madison on my way back to the Cities for scones :) YUM!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) January 10, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Yum, that scone looks amazing!

I can tell you the best breakfast from LAST weekend (this one’s was pretty boring.) Bagel, lox and cream cheese. I could eat that every single day – I love it!

K - Anywhere There's An Airport January 10, 2011 at 12:56 pm

And this is why I don’t blog my daily meals. Brace yourself.

Breakfast: One grapefuit, One Orange, 2 kiwi – Cut up – bite size – mix in bowl with brown rice vanilla protein powder and cinnamon. Random? Yes. How did I come up with that? No idea. Love? Absolutely.

:)

Nichole (Flirting with Food, Fitness & Fashion) January 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

My favorite breakfast this weekend was some oatmeal I made for me and my boy. It was healthy and delicious and hit the spot! I believe I put some cinnamon, and walnuts in there.

emily (a nutritionist eats) January 10, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Where is the new Lulu store in Madison?!
I had this breakfast twice it was so good!
Anahiem scrambler from Corner Bakery Cafe in Chicago….delicious and shared with Mom! :)

Kacy January 10, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I love yoga sore! It’s the best ever.
Umm, I ate pizza for breakfast on Saturday and pasta yesterday. I have issues.

Clare @ Fitting It All IN January 10, 2011 at 2:56 pm

I had TWO fantastic breakfasts this weekend — Ashley’s Banana Scramble on Saturday, and Waffles with Yogurt & Peanut Sauce on Sunday!

Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition January 10, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Omg that scone looks delicious! I love your letter—too funny!! I’ma breakfast girl also– I tend to always order eggs

Rachael January 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

I want that Scrabble sign! Gives me ideas for my nursery-to-be :)
I’ve always wanted to enjoy a weekend as a weekend – the last time I remember doing so, Lucky Charms and footed pajamas were involved….
My college roommates made mimosas with bourbon. Not quite as gentile, but it made last minute studying a lot more enjoyable (if blurrier).

amanda January 10, 2011 at 8:51 pm

i have nothing to say…except…i need to find me a place that is spelled out in scrabble letters. can we say amazing? why yes, yes i can! amazing. i imagine anything inside such a restaurant is delicious. not to mention, it’s called lazy janes cafe. eh, hello! cuteness. why didn’t i come up with that.

Jessica January 13, 2011 at 5:53 am

I think Jeany would love me forever if I made her that french toast with hearty, delicious tj’s bread! She loves french toast but never finds it delicious enough with the plain ol’ sprouted whole wheat we usually get…when I return to the states, I’m making that!

Heck, I should make that with real french bread for my roomies and I here. They’d love me too, I bet.

I LOVE YOUU! SO FUN CATCHING UP LAST NIGHT!
And agreed. Breakfast is usually my fave meal of the day, and yesterday’s batch of warm, cinnamon-y apple & raisin oats with peanut butta was nothing out of the ordinary… but still super delish.

Lindsay@cookveganlover January 16, 2011 at 6:59 am

I love kombucha and that lemongrass ginger one sounds really good! great photos!

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