It's the weekend—and that means indulgent, luxurious breakfasts to celebrate!
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We all know that once in a while, a kitchen witch likes to have a breakfast that makes her feel luxurious. Forget the egg sandwiches you grab from McDonald's in a rush out the door, or those overnight oats you almost forgot to prep (again) that you've eaten five days in a row. It's time for something a little different.
I want you to picture this: You just had a lovely Friday (a day that, in witchcraft, is associated with love spells and beauty, being commonly known as Freyja's day). But now it's Saturday (crossing into a totally separate culture, a day claimed as Saturn's day), and it's the end of the week. A day like this, all about cleansing out the old to bring in the new, banishing icky things and protecting from them? That means it's time for some heavy magic—thinking about all the things you want to get rid of in your life and all the things you want to invite in the space left behind.
For that, we're looking at a combination plate: a sweet, indulgent side of breakfast to balance out the savory, sharp breakfast on the other side. And for that, we're looking at some Nutella crepes with fresh fruit, as well as toasted bagels with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
Of course, you can replace some of these things to get a little more accessible (Goddamn, smoked salmon can get expensive! Definitely a splurge item). You might use bacon, or breakfast sausage, or anything else more budget friendly. But what really matters is the type of ingredients you buy from the get-go. I mean, think of all the potential: how about the magical associations of a everything bagel, covered in sesame and poppy and onion? Spicy jalapeño cream cheese to go with? Onion and garlic to go with the eggs, a sprinkle of basil? And of course, plenty of hazelnut chocolate spread, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries for a fresh crepe?
Yeah. The possibilities are quite literally endless. But let's focus specifically on a few key items and talk about the kitchen witchery we can do with the magical associations of blackberries, blueberries, chocolate, salmon, onion, garlic, and egg.
Magic in Egg Muffins
So, of course, not all ingredients necessarily need to be used here. You can substitute anything you want. For instance, if you're allergic to raspberries but still want that love and beauty quality, strawberries are just as good! And salmon can be replaced with your favorite cut of bacon, ham, or vegan meats. But we've got a lot of qualities coming from the plant-based ingredients, too: exorcism, banishment, and protection from the garlic, onion, and pepper, and even counter magic with the blueberries, given their usefulness to witches under attack.
Last week we talked about peppers, onions, and garlic, but it's all the same (and better) for a Saturday breakfast: you want their associations with banishment and protection, as well as their ability to attract wealth into your life. Hazelnut and chocolate, too, can raise that feeling of fun, love, abundance, and fertility, which pair so nicely with the fruits in question, given that raspberry invokes that feeling of love and blueberry protects in a much spicier way than anticipated. The elements earth, water, and fire, as well as planets Mars, Pluto, Neptune, and Venus, bring feelings of love and contentment, vulnerability with your loved ones, as well as the ability to dream big for the week ahead and the power to protect all that you're working for.
A Kitchen Witch's Saturday Breakfast
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes 2 Servings
1 cup flour
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp salt
6 eggs (4 for scramble, 2 for crepes)
1/2 small onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
2 slices smoked salmon (or bacon, etc)
1 cup mixed raspberries, blackberries, & blueberries
4 Tbsp Nutella (or other chocolate hazelnut spread)
2 everything bagels
Cream cheese of choice
Beat your eggs and melted butter together, then add flour.
Add milk, beating into batter, then add water until crepe batter is thin.
Spoon 2 small ladelfuls (1 cup) onto a hot pan and swirl to make them thin.
While crepe is cooking, prep your other ingredients. Slice half an onion & garlic.
Watch the crepes. When they can slide around on the pan, it's time to flip and cook the other side until lightly browned.
Crack 4 eggs in a bowl and beat until smooth in between crepe making.
Slice bagels and toast.
When crepes are done, clean out the pan and add olive oil and some of your onion.
Once onions are translucent, add your egg and season to your liking (ex: garlic & onion powder, salt & pepper, basil).
Scramble eggs once ready (no longer soupy)
Spread Nutella on the crepes, sprinkle with berries, and roll into little crepe burritos.
Remove bagels from toaster when done, then add cream cheese, garlic, onion, smoked salmon on one half, scrambled eggs on the other.
It's going to be a breakfast that requires your concentration, but nonetheless, a delicious start to the day. Add some breakfast mimosas (half prosecco, half orange juice), and you're good to go!