Maribou’s birthday is this week. As such, the plan is always to sing the “you live in a zoo” variant of “Happy Birthday” to her and make her breakfast in bed. Here’s the recipe!
First: get you some croissants. Good ones! Like from Whole Foods if you can’t get them from the French Place! Cut them in half like you’re going to make toast and/or a sandwich with them.
Second: Warm up the broiler in your oven. (Seriously, the broiler is the best part of the oven. It’s a restaurant-quality salamander IN YOUR HOUSE RIGHT NOW.)
Third, get a cookie tray and a sheet of aluminum foil. Put the sheet of aluminum foil in the cookie tray (shiny side up).
Take the first of the two croissants and get some butter. “Aren’t croissants mostly butter?”, I hear you ask. “That’s not the point”, I rejoin. Put some of the butter on the cut portion of the top and bottom croissants and place this croissant, butter side up, on one side of the tray.
Take the second of the two croissants and place it on the other side of the tray and sprinkle shredded cheese all over it. Nope, more cheese than that.
Whip an egg really good and spray your egg muffin cooker with some cooking spray. (I can’t believe that that one is nine bucks. We bought ours at King Soopers for $3.99. So just check your local supermarket first. They’re usually hanging on one of the periodic dangling hook thingies rather than in the cookware section. Or, at least, that’s where they were displayed in our store.)
Anyway, start microwaving your egg (for us, it takes one minute).
Place the tray in the oven under the broiler.
Keep an eye on your croissants! They’ll be done before the egg is! After 30ish to 45ish seconds, take your tray out and the egg should be done seconds later.
Plate your sandwich and then get two different kinds of jam. Put one kind of jam on one of the toasted and buttered croissant halves, put the other kind on the other half.
Voila. Breakfast in bed.
I also spent a little bit of time wondering “Are there good ‘birthday’ songs?”
And, of course, I immediately remembered this one:
So… what are you listening to?