Our healthy eating habits continued Christmas morning. God is good, and so are these Maple Bacon Biscuits. I'm always torn when faced with a breakfast menu of sweet pancakes, french toast, and such on one hand, and savory bacon, eggs and the like on the other. Here, harmonious balance.
Dirk's crab legs yielded plenty of leftover meat for scrambled eggs. I owe what little I know about scrambled eggs to culinary legend and Iowa native Richard Olney. His salient work, Simple French Food, is required reading for anyone interested in French food (and, really, who isn't?).
Although we didn't have any noteworthy beverages with breakfast, we opened several good bottles with our friends Matt and Izzo for Christmas dinner, including a Domaine Sauvete Blanc de Blancs Brut and '07 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina. Both wines are available from Craig Perman, one of Chicago's top wine merchants. Read about the merits of Selvapiana in the words of scholar, blogger and all around good guy, Jeremy Parzen.