When I was working I often felt like Sundays carried a different weight than other days of the week. If things were great at work, Sunday was a often spent out with friends at brunch, shopping, cooking, in the park, or sleeping in after a great Saturday night out on the town. During busy weeks at the office, or when I was less than excited about my job, Sunday carried that scent of anxiety or sounds of a steady clock ticking down on remaining free time, or sometimes, I was already back in the office.
First year at Fisher, Sunday took on a different space, often feeling much like the next day in a continuous week. School somehow felt like a fully integrated element of life – the separation of personal life, school life and career often seemed blurred into one and the same; full of team meetings, homework, internship applications, the occasional brunch, and yes, sometimes a great day for sleeping in.
This year, I have tried to set aside many Sundays to enjoy some of the rituals I most enjoy: Sunday morning news and political round tables on TV, a delicious cup of coffee, some lounging around and organizing paper files in my apartment, and a true joy – brunch and tasty breakfast dishes. Most mornings this all takes place within my own home, but at least once a month, if not twice, it is spent at Northstar Cafe (Beechwold location) with a pup at my feet and a dear companion across the table.
All of the food I’ve ever had there is amazing, and the blueberry smoothies are almost too hard to pass up, however, my dish of choice has definitely become the: Classic Egg Sandwich – Warm from the oven buttermilk biscuit topped with two over-medium eggs* and aged white cheddar (Add your choice of bacon or housemade King Family pork sausage)* I always get the bacon and ask for a side of preserves for the biscuit… Mmmmm!!!
Although this morning I’m enjoying CBS News Sunday Morning and Meet the Press with a cup of Stauf’s Coffee from the comfort of my own home… it won’t be long until my next trip to Northstar.
In case you’re inspired and now throwing a full on brunch of your own. Consider celebrating Sunday with friends and a classic brunch cocktail: the Mimosa
Grab some sparkling wine (try one of my grad school budget favorites: anything from Gruet’s sparkling selection) and orange juice (find blood orange juice if you can – just for fun) and pour into a champagne flute. Enjoy!