Breakfast after the day before International Women's Day

So, Jenny continued on partying yesterday, attending a five course ladies dinner at out old student's nation. There's usually some heavy drinking accompanying the heavy eating, and she had the foresight to order a day-after breakfast from me before leaving. Seeing as today is International Women's Day, I was happy to oblige. The requested breakfast consisted of
  • Bärry Körsbär (a brand of cherry flavored yogurt)
  • Grilled sandwich with mushroom sauce and bacon
  • Raspberry smoothie
  • Ramlösa (a brand of sparkling water)
  • Potato crisps (real ones, not Pringles) and dip
Most of the list could more or less be bought, and that I did. The grilled sandwiches and raspberry smoothie had to be made, and that I did too, so here are the recipes:

Grilled sandwich with mushroom sauce and bacon
Makes about 7 sandwiches

Mushroom sauce
(make the day before and store in the fridge)

½ Onion
250g Mushrooms
~2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 dl Crème Fraîche
1 dl Milk
Butter to fry in (quite a lump when doing mushrooms)

Finley chop the onions, and dice the mushrooms (I like them to be identifiable as mushrooms, so quite coarse). Fry them in butter at heat 5 (out of 6). When they start getting some color: add the vinegar and let it reduce. Add the Crème Fraîche and milk, and let it reduce until very creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste. I like the taste of black pepper with mushrooms, so I used quite a lot, letting the pepper be a part of the taste of the sauce.

Assembly and grilling

for each sandwich you need:
2 slices Toast Bread
Cheese to cover them
2 slices Bacon
Mushroom sauce from above

Fry the Bacon. Cover the Toast Bread slices in Cheese (I used cheddar). Add the mushroom sauce to one of the slices, and the Bacon slices to the other. Put them together and grill in a sandwich grill (or equivalent) until done.

Raspberry Smoothie
Makes two tall glasses

1 Banana
2 dl Frozen Raspberries
2 dl Filmjölk or yogurt
1 dl Milk

Mix it all togeather in a blender. Usually, you need ice cubes for a smoothie, but the frozen berries make up for that by being, well, frozen.

That'll fix anyone right up!


  1. I think you would have made me breakfast even if it hadn't been Int'l Women's Day, right...? (To our readers: he would have, he's that kind of guy! :) )

  2. Probably, but probably not taking up orders the day before. :-)