i am a huge fan of eggs benedict. i have yet to find a good one here in nashville, but am still on the lookout. if you know of a good spot, please let me know. we decided to make our own the other morning with what we had on hand. we roasted some asparagus and made our own hollandaise sauce. it was turned out pretty damn good, so i thought i would share this very simple meal.
you will need:
some good bread, we used sour dough asparagus grape seed oil eggs salt and pepper to taste
toss asparagus with grape seed oil on a baking sheet and then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. roast in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. we made scrambled eggs, but you can make them how you prefer. i think i will try a fried egg next time. toast your bread. we buttered ours because buttery toast is one of my favorite things, but you can leave yours dry if you prefer. layer toast, eggs, asparagus and then top with hollandaise sauce.
you can find the hollandaise recipe that we used here. it was so simple and delicious!
i hope you all had a wonderful fourth of july. it was pouring rain here, but we made the best of it. enjoy the rest of your weekend!
like i mentioned before, this past weekend was a great one. it was spent mostly outdoors, surrounded by the ones we love. one of my favorite things about this city is that there is always something going on that is family friendly and most importantly, free. having four kids, even two kids during the summer, can get expensive. when we go to the movies we spend over a hundred dollars, so it's nice to get out and do something fun without breaking the bank.
we stopped by the franklin farmers market bright and early saturday morning for crepes, fresh juice and to pick up a few local groceries. we got the crepes and groceries, but sadly the juice was already sold out. one of these days we will try juice nashville. i have heard they are incredible.
after the farmers market we headed home for the little kids nap time and then ventured out to a concert in the park with some friends. we saw some great bands, including one of my favorite singer/songwriters, brooke waggoner. it seemed like every food truck in town was there including "the grilled cheeserie" which i have heard so many great things about. they did not disappoint.