Sunday, January 29, 2012

Perfect Mornings

For me, a perfect morning begins with rays of sunshine streaming through our windows.

A perfect morning is quiet and peaceful because the child remains sleeping for a bit longer.

A perfect morning involves brewing a strong pot of coffee which fills the entire house with a warm, comforting smell.

A perfect morning involves relishing a light, relaxed breakfast with the one I love - basking in the morning sunshine while talking, reminiscing, and simply enjoying his company.

And then, seemingly out of nowhere, we hear the loud brawl of the newly awakened child: "MOTTHHHEEEER?"

Seeing the smiling, chubby face of our baby boy greeting us from the confines of his crib may signal the end to a perfect morning, but also the beginning of a perfect day.

Limoncello Fruit Salad
Adapted from Ina Garten

7 ounces Greek Yogurt
1/3 cup lemon curd (I had some leftover homemade curd in the freezer)
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups sliced strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 cup raspberries
1 sliced banana
2 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons Limoncello Liqueur

Whisk together the yogurt, lemon curd, honey, and vanilla in a small bowl and set aside.

Toss together the fruit, sugar, and Limoncello. Let stand at room temperature for about 5 minutes. Gently fold in the banana.

Split the fruit between serving bowls and top with a generous portion of the yogurt! Enjoy!