I’m sure all of you have heard at least once how breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I myself believe it’s of great significance and a good breakfast can give us a little extra strength to tackle a long, busy day.
Of course, there’s also no denying that we often tend to rush in the morning so we want to keep things simple. But, that’s just another reason I’m so glad that for our “Cook the Book” project, we’ve chosenThe Breakfast Book by Marion Cunningham. Because this week is time for our Chapter #2 post and that means toasts!
The recipe I’ve chosen is the Apple & Cheese Toast and is perfect for making your breakfast a bit fancier while still being practical as it’s really, really quick to do. Perfect for any day, including Mondays — isn’t that a great way to start your week?
(for 2 toasts; picture shows only 1)
- 1 tbsp unsalted butter (original called for 2, but I found 1 to be enough) + some more to butter the bread
- 1 apple, peeled and sliced (I chose a green apple and decided to keep the skin on)
- 2 slices bread of your choice (mine was multigrain)
- 1/3 cup grated (sharp) Cheddar cheese
- Melt butter in a small (8- or 9-inch) nonstick skillet over medium heat to get down slightly browned. Add apple slices and cook until they soften — about 3 minutes, flipping them halfway through.
- In the meantime, toast the bread, then lightly butter it. Spread the Cheddar on top and place the toasts on a baking sheet under the broiler until the cheese melts. (Alternatively, if you are really in a hurry, use microwave.)
- Finally, top toasts with apple slices and enjoy 😉
See? I told you it’s a super fast recipe! No excuse for ignoring breakfast anymore!
For more great recipes like this one, please check out the blogs of the other great ladies that are participating in the project:
- Rachel, Ode To Goodness
- Natasha, Claro Southwick
- Aimee, Homemade Trade
- Sammy, Rêve du Jour
- Emily, The Bon Appétit Diaries
Finally, one last note. The author of the book, Marion Cunningham, has unfortunately passed away last Wednesday 🙁 She was 90 years old. It is really sad news, but I’m truly hoping that our project will serve as a sort of homage to her and to her work.