I woke up at 5 am, hungry and as always, happy to see a new day. There's always a thrill to rummage through the fridge, wondering just what might be perfect for this beautiful new day. A fresh bunch of new skinny asparagus winked at me through the thin plastic bag. And? Gently simmered in a little water until it was just tender. Drained and set aside. And what else?
Those marvelous eggs from Locally Laid, somewhere in Minnesota. Ah, here it is - PO Box, Wrenshall, MN, also gently poached until the whites were opaque and the yolks a little firm when I pressed a fingertip to them after draining off the water, and set them on a plate. A little cheese sauce, I think.
Add a little cheese, as always, here a half cup shredded sharp cheddar and mozzarella, salt and pepper, a little cream, in a small saucepan and set on very low heat until melty, and DONE. Even though it melted, there was a milky residue in the saucepan, which I drained off. It was too early to forage through the cookbooks for a proper creamy sauce. A sprinkle of Italian parsley topped it off.
Note: I tested a proper white cheese sauce later :
3 T. butter
1.5 T. flour
Melt butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan and whisk in the flour on low heat.
Add 1/4 cup mozzarella, 1/4 cup cheddar, and 1/2 cup milk, salt and pepper.
Whisk until the sauce is smooth. Drizzle over the eggs and asparagus.
All in all, a perfect breakfast on a very cold morning (8 degrees) . Here's to a beautiful new day!