Broiled Grapefruit is a sweet and ridiculously easy to make breakfast. Or is it dessert?
There is nothing better than early January to make me motivated for a fresh start. Once Christmas is done and put away the house feels like it suddenly got larger and less cluttered. Probably because that darn tree takes up so much space. Then, of course, come the New Year’s Resolutions. Get fit, declutter, eat healthier. Those are all pretty standard for most people.
Then there are those people who say they don’t believe in resolutions, that you can resolve to do those things anytime of year, why January 1st. Okay, I get that and it’s true you can start anytime of year. But when people say things like that I tend to perceive them as contrarians, you know, the type of people who like to discredit or reject a popular opinion, just for the sake of being different or difficult. Those people drive me nuts.
The only resolution I’m making for the new year came to me mid-November. I was picking up a ton of extra shifts at work, on top of all the tasks that need to be done for family, school, soccer and the blog. My goal was to have Christmas paid for, with cash, in full by December 1st. It worked, but I was drained. What occurred to me is that having extra money is great, but it didn’t add value to my life or the lives of those around me. The key word there is value. My plan is to really look at what gives my life value. A lot of that means saying no to things. We may not attend every party we are invited to, I may not volunteer for what-not at the school and no, I will not be team mom. What I will do is clean out that back room so I don’t cringe when I walk by. I will go for those runs to clear my head. I will provide a more nutritious diet for myself and my family, because it makes us feel better. All those things add value.
Just a pic from my run today. I almost love Arizona in the winter.
Speaking of running and food. Another great thing about January is the plethora of citrus on all the trees. While out on my run I saw trees dotted with oranges, yellows and pinks. The colors were gorgeous against the backdrop of the cloudy skies. All I could think about was getting home and making broiled grapefruit, which is totally a comfort food for me. So as soon as I got home I picked a juicy grapefruit right off the kind neighbor’s tree.
It’s so easy to make broiled grapefruit that I feel kind of guilty calling it a recipe.
- Turn you oven on to broil.
- Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
- Cut the grapefruit in half.
Step 4: Sprinkle a half with 1 teaspoon of sugar OR 1 teaspoon of honey. (Now that is the hard part) Step 5: Broil in oven for 5-7 minutes.
Love grapefruit? Well then this grapefruit, tequila and soda cocktail is for you!
Let it cool for a minute and enjoy. If you feel adventurous, sprinkle some cinnamon or nutmeg on it too. Yum!