I'm convinced that Tuesday's back after a three-day weekend are quite possibly the most difficult days, especially when it was a very relaxing and fun weekend. Did everyone else have a lovely weekend and Valentine's? We went slightly out of character this year and kind of did a lot for Valentine's. On Saturday we went to the Lower East Side and ate at Hearth. Everything was amazing from the wine to the bread and butter to the swiss chard to the mushrooms. The mushrooms!! We are still talking about those mushrooms. In fact on Sunday morning we woke up and were all, Remember those mushrooms last night? Yeah. The head chef was on Chopped and Top Chef and was a finalist on Iron Chef and he actually came out of the kitchen and was talking to the people at the table next to us and I kind of freaked out inside. I wanted to get a photo with him or shake his hand or just stand up and yell These are the best mushrooms I have ever had! I didn't but all I can say is, thank you Marco Canora and thank you Kyle for letting me have that unforgettable food experience.
The only downside to our Valentine's dinner was the fact that it was the coldest outside that I have ever experienced in my life. It was in the single digits Saturday night and with the wind chill felt like it was in the negatives! I'm not sure what the point of anything is when it is that cold. We had on one thousand layers and the only thing you could see on both of us were our little squinty eyes peeking out of thick scarves and beanies.
On Sunday we got to be regular Willy Wonkas, or Oompa Loompas (sp?), at Voila Chocolate where we wore red aprons and made our own truffles and chocolate lollipops and bark. It was so much fun, but now we have so much chocolate at home and not enough free calories to consume it all. So much fun!
After all of the eating this weekend, on Monday I went to a spin class and then came home and wanted something healthy for breakfast. I recently relapsed on my grapefruit addiction and love the idea of serving it warm and roasted with good granola and greek yogurt. It is healthy and delicious and surprisingly filling! I suggest segmenting the grapefruit before roasting with a knife so it is easier to eat afterwards.
Roasted Grapefruit with Granola, Honey, and Yogurt
- 1 large grapefruit
- 1 heaping tablespoon brown sugar
- a pinch of ginger
- 1/4 cup of good granola, (I recently fell in love with Sweet Home Farms granola!)
- 1 large dollop of vanilla or plain greek yogurt
- a drizzle of honey
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Slice grapefruit in half, and cut off a thin sliver of the bottom half so fruit will stand upright on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with brown sugar and ginger. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes, or until tops are soft.
Serve with a dollop of greek yogurt, honey, and granola!