What a beautiful way to start the day
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I've been in a breakfast rut for at least the past couple of months
A quick something on the run. Forgotten, and not always enjoyed.
It seems that's how my days have become. Lately, it snuck up on me. I woke up at the end of March and asked myself, how are you spending your minutes? Are you being ruled by a to-do list? Continuously stressed out? Is there anything on there that really matters to yourself and those you love?
So the month of April I'm devoting to the slow-down. I'll say no to more things than I say yes to. I'll put people I love at the top of my list. My days will be more purposed. My work more meaningful.
The morning ritual seemed like as good a place as any to start. I'd missed sitting down with something good for me — the small act of taking care of myself before heading off into the world.
So this morning I got up and made something creamy. Which I absolutely love. A stick to your ribs kind of breakfast. Toasted some pecans for that special touch, blueberries are always good.
And you know what? It was great!
I wish you the happiest of Wednesdays
ps: I think we could all get used to this slow down around here. Thank you, girlfriend. You were showing me the way the whole time. I love you extra for that
~ Adapted from the NY Times
Bulger Maple Porridge
- ½ cup medium #2 bulgur
- salt, to taste
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup milk
- 2 - 3 tsp maple syrup
- ½ cup blueberries
- pecans, chopped and toasted
- The night before, place the bulgur in a medium saucepan with a little bit of salt. Bring 1 cup water to a boil and pour over the bulgur. Cover with the lid and leave overnight.
- Add the milk to the pot and stir together with a wooden spoon. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring often, or for a thicker porridge stirring constantly, until the mixture has thickened like cream of wheat (~ 5 to 10 minutes)
- Stir in the maple syrup and blueberries and continue to stir until the blueberries begin to pop and bleed into the cereal.
- Sprinkled with toasted pecans