March 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Jay

Today is Jay's birthday. I got up early to make his favorite breakfast before he went to work.... Eggs Benedict. I make fake Hollandaise sauce, and he says he likes my Eggs Benedict better than any he has ever tried (and believe me, he has tried it a lot... every time we have breakfast in a restaurant). In case you don't know how to make it, here's how:

1 English muffin, split, buttered and toasted
2 sliced Canadian bacon
2 eggs, poached
Hollandaise Sauce

Basically, you just cook and assemble these in order. But timing is important here because each element is cooked separately and then assembled just before serving, and you don't want to get anything cold. Here is how I do it.

1) Turn on the broiler in your oven.

2) Make "Mock Hollandaise Sauce" by combining in a small sauce pan 1/4 c. sour cream, 1/4 c. mayonnaise, 1 tsp. mustard, and 1 tsp. lemon juice. Stir and heat through; cover and keep warm on low.

3) Spray a medium sauce pan with cooking spray and fill half-way with water. Bring to a boil.

4) Meanwhile, butter each half of the muffin. Lay muffin and bacon on a baking sheet; set aside.

5) Crack each egg into a measuring cup. When water boils, turn it down to a simmer. Gently side each egg into the simmering water. Cook for 3-4 minutes.

6) While eggs are cooking, broil muffin and bacon for about 2 minutes, or until muffin is toasted. Put a slice of bacon on top of each muffin half.

7) Remove eggs with a slotted spoon; lay each on top of bacon. Spoon the sauce over the top of each egg.

By the way, I don't like Eggs Benedict, but I will gladly make it for Jay... on his birthday and Father's Day. :)

We will celebrate tonight by going out to dinner, and then to "Last Chance," Jay's favorite store, where he gets all of his nice dress shirts, suits, and dress shoes. If you haven't been introduced to the wonders of "Last Chance," read about it here.

Here is a little treat in honor of Jay's birthday because he LOVES to watch people's mishaps (plus he loves Tom Bergeron's humor). Watch here and here.


  1. thank you so much for THIS recipe. My hubby and I love them too, he basically gets it everytime we go out. I can't wait to try this. Maybe this weekend!
    Thanks for the recipes.

  2. Happy Birthday, Jay!!

  3. Happy Birthday, Jay!

    (You don't know me, but I enjoy your lovely wife's blog.)

  4. Happy Birthday Jay. Saw your sister at Disneyland. She said to tell you hello.

  5. Happy B-day Jay - but Glenn and I are very surprised YOU would go into Last Chance... that doesn't seem like you. I have never been there, but it sounds crowded and just a nightmare going thru all the stuff?! Hope you had a GREAT day!

    Thanks for the recipes Alice.

  6. Happy Bday Jay!! I wish everyone knew your Last Chance shoe story. It makes me laugh every time I think about. Thanks for making Jay so happy Alice. You're a great SIL.


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