Monday, August 29, 2011

Breakfast for Lumberjacks

Sunday morning we awoke to the last few raindrops of Hurricane Irene. 

And this.

I don't know if you can tell here, but our silver maple had fallen and landed on our power line.  And, we never lost power.  I called the electric company and they sent a tree service - who cut the tree off of the power line (while it was live) and then basically said, "here you go". 

So, Rob and the kids got to work. 

I decided our little lumberjacks needed a hearty lunch.  I used some challah bread I'd purchased at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago (and had frozen for a future use).  I mixed eggs, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla and poured it over the slices of challah for about five minutes.  

I fried the slices of bread with butter in my electric skillet. 

French toast, crispy bacon, nectarines and plums -  a perfect lumberjack breakfast.

I should note that after this lunch, the girls totally played the rest of the day.  Rob's friend came over with two chain saws and the guys worked for the rest of the afternoon. 

Our yard is looking better - but empty.  We're hoping to do some planting next spring. 


  1. Breakfast of Champions! Looks totally yummy...

    That was a big tree to lose. Is that all the damage you sustained? I have two massive trees out the back and every winter I wonder if one of them is going to fall straight on the house.

  2. I'm glad to know that y'all are okay, Kirsten. What a nice treat for your lumberjacks! It looks delish! ☺

  3. Great breakfast treat.
    I'm amazed the electric company sent someone around to cut the tree without turning the power off first. They would never ever do that here!!!!!! Ever. I suppose at least you still had power, but....yikes!!