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You know those days when you wake up thinking ‘Today is the first day of the rest of my life, man. I am going to start it with a healthy breakfast’. And then you walk to the fridge, open it, and remember why you never actually eat anything healthy for breakfast: It’s just too much darn work.

Well, the other day we just happened to be in possession of six fine grapefruits (I always feel like the plural of “fruit” couldn’t be “fruits”. It’d have to be something more complicated, like “freet”… but I think it actually is “fruits”. Aaand I digress.) and they wanted to be eaten. So we did. End of story. It’s as easy as that.

Actually, we didn’t  j u s t  eat them. We turned them into a relatively easily preparable and relatively delicious, yet still relatively healthy little dish that could actually count as breakfast. This is how we did it, the Cowboy way (not really. More like Hubby’s-Mom’s-when-he-was-younger-way):


1 whole Grapefruit
2 Tablespoons Honey Or Maple Syrup
1 teaspoon Brown Sugar
2 teaspoons Butter

… and proceed to…

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

Give the grapefruit a good scrubbing. Cut it in half and place the halves in little baskets you formed with aluminum foil. (Later, yummy grapefruit-honey-brown sugar sauce that you’re not gonna wanna miss out on will boil over and collect in this foil basket. This, my friends, is why you’re gonna wanna have given the skin a really good scrubbing and why you want the aluminum foil boats around the fruit).

Separate the wedges from the skins and the shell with a sharp knife but leave the pulp in the shell. Drizzle each half with one Tablespoon of honey and 1/2 a teaspoon of brown sugar. Cut the butter into very small pieces and sprinkle the pieces onto the grapefruit halves.

Place the halves in the oven and bake for approximately 15 minutes. The wedges will start to pop out of the shells a little. To caramelize, turn on the broiler for the last couple of minutes of cooking time, but keep an eye on the grapefruits so they don’t burn.

Make sure to eat them hot and scoop up that sauce from the basket.

And make sure to feel good about this first morning of the rest of your life because it’s always better that way.

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