i came home to california every summer during my college years. i looked forward to april like it was the most epic of christmas mornings; april meant the end of the school semester and the beginning of the best four months of the year. the summers of that season of my life will always make me nostalgic and maybe a little bit sad that the carefree barefoot girl with remnant hawaiian tropic on her brown skin is long gone. i grew up. the evening drives down coto with the windows down and the june gloom, foggy mornings that creep through the open kitchen door are memories that were taken too suddenly from me. perhaps a proper goodbye would have eased the pain. but perhaps not.
during one of these summers, my mom and i went down to the laguna niguel ritz-carlton to have brunch and spend the day at the beach. and it was a really nice day. a day that will always stick out in my mind. primarily because i am fairly certain that on this day, i had my first eggs benedict and it has been my favorite breakfast item ever since.
we went to breakfast with my mother-in-law the other day and i ordered my beloved eggs benedict and she asked what hollandaise sauce is made of and although i'm not exactly sure, i think it is like 90% butter. butter and like egg yolks or something? i don't know and i'm just too lazy to google it. i really think it's primarily butter....and that brings me to my third new years resolution...
savor more, eat less.
eat the delicious eggs benedict doused in butter sauce. skip the stale tortilla chips you found in the back of the pantry and are munching on because they somehow made it onto the kitchen counter. savor more, eat less.