Sunday, June 12, 2011

Hotel Survivor "Trail Mix Toast"

I was in a hotel room this week without a car or restaurant nearby. And I was hungry. Thankfully, I could forage from the snacks I astutely brought in my suitcase (The Johnson Family Creed is "Always Bring Snacks.") It was like being on Survivor, The Hotel Version. I felt like McGyver, as I took out a thin bagel, peanut butter, sunflower seeds and dried cherries and cranberries.

Carefully cleaning the iron in the hotel room, I then "ironed" the bagel to a toasty crunch.

Next, I rather awkwardly smeared the bagel with peanut butter, using a plastic coffee stirrer, and sprinkled on the remaining ingredients.

Ta-dum! Trail Mix Toast was born.

To my surprise, I really loved it.

Now that I'm home I toast the thin bagel or Ezekiel bread cut side down in a little butter and olive oil on a hot skillet and leave the iron to... well, sit on the top shelf in the laundry room. Because at home I don't even iron clothes, much less bagels.

And I've also taken to sprinkling my trail mix toast with flax or hemp seeds or wheatgerm. I sometimes use almond butter.

It's fun, it's easy, it's healthy and a great snack breakfast to make on the run for yourself or the kiddos.

Necessity, they say, is the mother of invention. And it looks like I've given birth to what I can must humbly admit is destined to become ... a whole new breakfast classic. :)

1 comment:

  1. You know, it actually sounds pretty good. Thanks for being inventive.