The New York City marathon is this Sunday, and we can't wait. Over the years, we've made a habit of having a big breakfast or brunch, then packing some Bloody Marys in to-go cups (shh...) and heading out to yell for the runners along the race route. Tomorrow, Nora is going to give you some New York City-inspired cocktail recipes. Today, we're offering some menu ideas...
You could go two ways on food for marathon day. Eat something relatively healthy to stave off any guilt that you are not, in fact, running 26.2 miles. Or, go hog wild and make homemade doughnuts—celebrate the fact that you are happily eating on the sidelines.
We like to do something easy that can be assembled quickly (even the night before). After all, it's tough getting out of bed. And stretching. And walking to the kitchen.
For eating at home:
- Mark Bittman's Baked Eggs with Tomato
- Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- Breakfast Pizza
- Ricotta with Honey and Fruit
- Ricotta, Fig, and Honey Tartine
- Zucchini-Potato Frittata
- Parsley and Garlic Frittata
- Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes
For taking on the road:
- How To Make a Beignet
- Bill Granger's Oat, Pear, and Raspberry Loaf
- Plum Coffeecake with Cinnamon Streusel
- DIY Orange Smoothie
- Pumpkin Crumb Cakes
- Fresh Cranberry Scones
Read up on the marathon route: NYC Marathon Spectator Guide