Sweet or savory? It’s been the fundamental brunch dilemma since the beginning of brunching time. It’s a critical decision that can make or break your meal, and let’s be real—if you’re like me and take your brunch really, really seriously–sometimes your entire day.
Here’s the thing: in my opinion, I don’t think most brunch places really do us any favors here. In general, the brunch options are lots of really awesome-sounding sweet things and also lots of really delicious-sounding savory things, but then an utter laziness when it comes to those who want a little of both. Options are boring and unimaginative, “combo plates” that consist of 2 plain pancakes and 2 plain scrambled eggs with 2 plain links of bacon or sausage. Bo-ring! Why can no one offer me half of a sausage and breakfast potato scramble and half an order of banana walnut French toast? Apparently, sweet and savory creativity is too much to ask.
I’m not going to lie – I definitely do my best recipe brainstorming as I lay in bed at night, right when I’m about to fall asleep. Most of the time, nothing much comes out of it since I have an incredible ability to fall asleep within 30 seconds flat, but one night, my brain was really going, because I was thinking about something super important: how I could get more runny egg pizza in my life.
You know, normal things normal people think about.
When you think about it, summer is really all about the SNACKS. There’s barbeques, picnics, pool-side munchin’, long road trips…the list of prime snacking opportunities goes on and on. When you’re laying out on a towel workin’ on your tan or playing beach volleyball all day, you’re not trying to sit down and order a giant steak. You’re trying to eat a million snacks and call it a day! I’m a major proponent of snacking all year around, but summer activities especially require some seriously delicious munchies.
Let’s talk beans for a sec.
I have a strange love for beans. Not that enjoying beans is weird, but when you tell people you LOVE beans? You get some strange looks. Beans aren’t one of those things that you think of when you think of your ultimate-desert-island-favorite-foods, ya know? And I’m here to tell you I think that’s completely unfair.