As Emily and have said time and again, brunch really is a state of mind. It’s about relaxing, eating good food, and spending time with good company.
When you’re on vacation, though, brunch gets taken to a whole new level of laziness.
This past weekend, Dan and I took a short drive to Berkeley Springs, WV to spend a weekend away with his family (who drove to the East Coast from Missouri) and epitomized the definition of a slow, lazy Saturday brunch.
For those of you who haven’t spent much time in West Virginia small towns, let me say that there is beautiful scenery and quaint little shops, and not much else–which makes for a perfect relaxing get-away. We had big canoeing plans for Sunday, but the only thing on our Saturday schedule was brunch.
Given that there were six of us to feed, we stuck with the tried and true omelette. Dan sauteed up some mushrooms, onions, ham, and spinach while I exerted myself over the toast and orange juice.
The end result? A tasty brunch around the kitchen table that transitioned to Yahtzee and lounging before we finally worked up the energy to head into town to check out one of the state parks.
Some vacations are about cramming as much activity into your schedule as possible, but sometimes the ones with the extended brunches and endless hours of board games are the best.
Note: For those of you who are looking to add to your kitchen tool collection, I very much recommend a citrus juicer. I bought one for $20 at Target two years ago and it has been a God-send. Brunch is infinitely better with fresh-squeezed orange juice.