Monday, April 11, 2011

Decidedly Un-perky

I have to admit it wasn't a stellar weekend in the Veen home.  Nothing actually horrible, but you know the saying that goes "When mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"? - well that pretty much sums it up.  Mama wasn't necessarily sad-- more like tired, run-down and generally bleh.  And I know it's maybe funner (is that a word?) to read a perky post - but I gotta be me.  And sometimes it just is what it is!

So, for todays recipe I'm going to share something I made a few weeks ago for myself and have been meaning to make again.  I'm not much of a breakfast person so sometimes it's hard for me to find something that actually sounds decent to eat before 10a.m.  This satisfies both my desire to be somewhat healthy with my sweet tooth.  Bonus - it's really pretty! 

Broiled Grapefruit Crisp via allrecipes


  • 1 large grapefruit, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 teaspoons butter


  1. Preheat the oven's broiler and set the oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source.
  2. Remove all visible seeds from the grapefruit and loosen sections from membrane with a sharp knife. Place grapefruit halves cut side up in a baking dish.
  3. Stir the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt together in a small bowl; add the butter and mash with a fork to incorporate oat mixture into the butter. Spread about half of the butter mixture over the top of each grapefruit half.
  4. Cook under the broiler until the topping is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

I'm going to practice kindness today starting with yours truely!  Wishing you all a marvelous Monday and sunnier skies ahead!


  1. This recipe almost looks good enough for me to actually try it. I imagine it is super tasty.

  2. Thank you Mr. Lance - yes it is tasty!