From cheesy potatoes to stuffed French toast! These filling breakfasts will cure all your hangover woes.
I love breakfast food. Skillets, pancakes, quick breads. egg sammies and other delicious noshes as such make me one happy girl. I particularly reach for these on a morning following a particularly ahem “fun” night.
We have all been there…that awful feeling when you wake up with the taste of fermented tequila on your tongue and a thousand elves playing drums in your head.
Hangovers. We have all had them, we all know them, we all hate them.
On those days, I promise myself that I will NEVER drink that much again. Inevitably I fail with this promise every time…
Hangovers have gotten significantly worse as I have gotten older. I am sure there is some science behind it, however that is of no concern to me and this point. When I am in this miserable state, I clumsily tug on my sweat pants, throw on one of hubs oversized long sleeve tees and mosey over to the couch to find comfort in Housewives reruns and a nice cup of cappuccino. That is a gift. However, most days this is certainly not the case…I have this little problem..
Yes I know…I am blessed…she is as adorbs as she looks…however, munchkin is an early riser, despite how late she goes to bed. One of my very few drawbacks of being the mama…is that she always calls for me first thing in the morning… It’s painful really…especially on mornings like these when I am in rare form…
But it is pretty sweet seeing this ray of sunshine first thing in the am.
Since the hubs rises later than I do on these days, munchkin and I always snack on something and then settle on the couch where the obnoxious Mickey keeps her entertained and mommy gets to nurse her swollen head (or so it feels) with a few Ibuprofen and some coffee. All while catching up on blog posts and most importantly Facebook posts. Yes, I am a Facebook whore. I love Facebook. It keeps me entertained. I am not ashamed.
Once the hubs awakes in his groggy and grumpy manner (he is not a morning person either) we both decide that neither one of us is in the mood or in the form to make breakfast. And we decide on my all time favorite outing: we go out for breakfast!
I am not sure why I am so obsessed with this. I have been for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, the instant that one of us got a car, we always went out for breakfast or brunch over the weekends. It was a wonderful thing, we would talk about our fiascos from the night before and any debauchery that may have went on, we flirted with the 20 something waiters and indulged in cheesy omelettes and crunchy waffles loaded with strawberries and whipped cream.
No worries other than which bikini to wear to the pool that day… That is my best friend who I still breakfast with once a month on Saturdays.
When I started dating my hubs, the best feeling in the world was being to wake up with him on a Sunday and having no other plans but to have a late breakfast or brunch at that point. Sometimes he made me breakfast, sometimes we joined his parents for breakfast (this was a bit awkward in the beginning to say the least), but my favorite of all was when we put on some sweats and made our way to our favorite breakfast place Walker Brothers…for those of you from the Chicago burbs…you know how wonderful it is…and you know why we keep going.
Today, it is still one of my favorite things to do, because the munchkin seems to love it as much as I do. On Saturdays, while the hubs is at work, I meet with my girlfriends or my brother and his kids, forgetting the passing hours, chatting, munching and enjoying the simple pleasure that is a perfectly well made cup of coffee with just the right amount of cream, heavy cream that is.
When I am hungover…there is no better cure than a nice, filling and overly indulgent breakfast. There are rare occasions that I whip something up at home when I am not feeling my ahem..best
There are times that I run out of ideas and so I turn to some of my favorite bloggers who have truly outdone themselves with their epic creations.
Maureen from the Orgasmic Chef made these perfectly cooked soft boiled eggs with “Soldiers” as her husband calls them. Which is basically perfectly buttered and toasted toast! There is something simplistic and magical about dunking a crunchy toast into a brightly yellow egg yolk. Yum!
Just stare in wonder. I know I always do when I see Karina’s recipes on Cafedelites. This is Nutella Stuffed Churro French Toast. I am a Nutella addict as you can tell from all my Nutella recipes… But this…this is Nutella on another level. And her pictures…her pictures make me want to quit food photography all together because I just do not think I could manage this EVER…but I will keep trying to 🙂
Now I am not crazy about chorizo in general, however anything with the word torta in it and I am game! This chorizo torta from Hapanom is everything right that happens in an egg breakfast sandwich. Including the perfect egg drip.
If your hangover is in dire need of some sweetness…than these Caramel Walnut Sticky Buns from The Little Epicurean will be your ammo.
And if you still need something sweet check out my personal fave Nutella and Banana Stuffed French Toast. It’s awesome. And delicious. And full of Nutella.
I am a huge lover of cinnamon buns…HUGE. And Victoria from Love Laugh Cook has gotten juuuuust right! It’s a unique twist on the classic cinnabuns because this is one huge cinnamon bun made in a skillet!
Remember how I mentioned that I LOVE breakfast sammies…well these two are some of my faves…
Dini from Girimauk’s Kitchen has become a rather good bloggy friend. She is super sweet and mighty creative…her recipes leave me thinking “Why didn’t I think of that?” Just look at this adorable stack that she calls Bubble and Squeak Stacks! Adorbs right? And total yums!
Mmmmm pancakes… not just any pancakes but Ricotta Pancakes with Sparkling Strawberries from Belly Rumbles… Sparkling Strawberries…that sounds fancy doesn’t it?
The one think that gets me tot’s excited about brunch or breakfast is potatoes… I just love them.
And these…these super Cheesy Home Fries that I like to serve with a Crispy Fried egg on top are my go to ultimate hangover food…they seem to always do the trick. There’s a reason they are titled the “Hangover Cure.”
I apparently have an obsession with all things taters.
But seriously how could you not love Cheddar Chive WAFFLE Hash Browns...that’s a pretty awesome way to utilize a waffle maker!
And then there is this… I love skillets…like LOVE. Back in my 20’s when I was a clubhead…every clubbing night ended up with all of us at a diner at 4am eating a skillet called the Gypsy. It was simple and sooo darn good. This Loaded Baked Potato Breakfast Skillet from Will Cook for Smiles is a perfect reminder of my youth 🙂
Shakshuka has been popping up all over my Facebook page recently…It’s basically a breakfast casserole where the eggs are cooked in a yummy tomato sauce. This Caprese Shakshuka from What Jew Want to Eat is perfection. Maybe I will jump on the shakshuka band wagon 🙂
Eggs in general seem to be a pretty popular hangover cure… With darn good reason! They are easy to make and pretty much always in the fridge 🙂 These Eggs en Cocotte seem just that…easy and good!
And then there is bacon…The classic combination of bacon and eggs seems pretty…well classic. Julia from Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body (hehe) made eggs in BACON cups…it’s like one bite to hangover curedom. Except I bet you cannot have one bite…
You know…I think I need to plan my hangover ahead of time so that I can prep the night before and make this awesome Lemon Coconut Pull Apart Bread from the Domestic Goddess. It looks like it would make you feel all alive and bubbly doesn’t it?
I love croissants… I developed a love for them in culinary school when I baked them off daily at 6am and ate 4 or 5…I also developed a bigger tummy :(. This recipe… is everything good that happened to a croissant. Prosciutto and Gruyere are stuffed into homemade croissants and baked. Alexandra is kind of an evil genius…and I think I will be prepping these the night before my next planned hangover 🙂
Hope I was able to help you all nurse your hangovers 🙂 Give all of these fab recipes a try or at least a like!