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Saturday, May 28. 2011
There are two sorts of people: those who love breakfast, and those for whom breakfast is nothing more than coffee and a cigar or, some days, a glass of OJ and five aspirins.
Breakfast is my favorite meal, but I rarely bother with it beyond a couple of cups of coffee. If I had breakfast every morning I would weigh 30 lbs. more than I do.
What are my favorite breakfasts?
- Home-made fresh cut-up fruit in a bowl - including Pineapple
I cannot pick a single favorite. Love 'em all.
Please post your favorite breakfasts in the comments.
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Coffe, oat bran, soy bacon strips and microwaved poached egg whites (dog gets yolks) on flatbread, all bran with walnuts and raisins, these being spread out over a few hours.
Steamed brown rice and frozen veggies for lunch, split with dog.
8,000 miles bike commuting a year offsets the calories.
The maid at Wittgenstein's Cambridge asked when he wanted for lunch. He said he didn't care so long as it was the same thing every day.
I had leftover fried catfish this morning. Ate it cold. I love leftover fried fish more than anything for breakfast.
After cold fried fish, it's a toss up over leftover pizza (also eaten cold) and the traditional eggs and bacon.
Eggs Benny, by a landslide. But I also rarely eat breakfast.
Eggs over easy, hash browns, bacon, english muffin with orange marmalade does it for me. This is based on years on the road - this is the most reliable truck stop/diner fare of all . You don't even have to check the menu - they'll have it (you might not get lucky with the marmalade, and occasionally you'll have to make due with toast instead of muffin).
Denver omelet, home fries, sausage (or bacon), wheat toast, and two bloody marys
french toast, huevos rancheros, or when I'm really hungry: eggs, bacon, hashbrowns and biscuits and gravy. As for cold leftovers for breakfast nothing beats chow mein.
Eggs over easy, toast to wipe the eggs with. Biscuits and Gravy and some link sausage with a little bit of syrup to mix with every thing.
Potato,egg and cheese tacos with a side of guacamole/sour cream and hot sauce, but not before noon.
First you find a dyed- in- the- wool Southerner, who has a cast iron skillet his mother gave him. Then you buy some Jimmy Dean sausage and some buttermilk biscuits, either in a frozen roll or in a bag, like Pillsbury's. [Or you could make them yourself.] Then you slice up the sausage and brown it in the skillet. This is kind of a roux thing, you see. You scoop out the sausage nibbles, drain and reserve. Then you start adding flour and stirring into the pork fat, adding a generous slurp of half and half every so often, along with salt and pepper to taste. When your formerly white sauce is a nice thick golden tan, add back the sausage nibbles. Meanwhile, you have baked off the biscuits, which you slice open and douse with the gorgeous gravy.
It all sounds so simple, doesn't it? It's not, because somehow everything marries and becomes greater than itself. We've traveled over Texas and Louisiana and watched great long lines of folks snake over big parking lots, waiting to get into Jimmy Dean's restaurants or other local places, just to have a generous plate of this deceptively simple dish.
I discovered shrimp when I was 35 years old and lived in Milwaukee. I fell in love that night, and stuffed my face in a disgraceful manner. The same thing happened when I discovered Southern biscuits and sausage gravy.
Certainly biscuits and sausage gravy rank right up there; your eloquent description has me craving them right now!
So those things at 1 0'clock, under the toast----those would be the grits??
Around here, the Black Finns have lutefisk and chitlins for breakfast. The Mexi-Finns have lutefisk menudo. They're sturdy folk.
The things at 1 o'clock are baked beans. That plate is about what my wife and I ate nearly every day for three weeks during a trip to the United Kingdon - an "English Breakfast". I had to pass on the baked beans and grilled tomatoes, but gladly accepted all the fried mushrooms I could get!
At 6 o'clock on the plate, what North American's might refer to as ham was called bacon in the UK. To get the kind of bacon we would be used to, you would have to ask for "streaky bacon".
However, they don't look like B&M Boston-style baked beans. I hope they're no some tomato-base baked bean like Stokely Van Camp.
As to eggs, I either do them scrambled (with ketchup, of course) or medium boiled.
White toast, sausage and/or bacon (preferably both) and OJ.
Oh, dear God in Heaven, please tell me that it's a joke!
There is only one thing better than scrambled eggs, generous portion of grits, sausage gravy w/hash browns and a side waffle.
Cold pepperoni pizza.
There - I said it.
The best breakfast is obviously eggs fried in bacon grease with jalapenos on the side and hash browns and cheese and pepper tamales made by Victor from Vera Cruz.
But then for the sake of living a couple weeks longer its thick rolled oats with blueberries and walnuts.
September 2010 found me in a small hotel pub just outside Hindhead in the UK on the Portsmouth road.
The "Pride of the Valley" gave me an "English breakfast" at 9 AM. A vast mounded platter of delicious fried things and the grease they were fried in. Blood pudding, fried bread (who knew you just take bread and fry it? Not me.), fried beans, fried tomatoes, fried sausages, fried bacon, fried eggs, 2 styles, other fried things I could not identify.
11 hours later in Zurich I was still too full to eat and had been burping up strange greasy gases all day.
http://www.luciles.com/ - if I'm in Denver.
Eggs in Purgatory from last night's marinara.
The order is correct.
A package of Little Debbie Swiss cake rolls and pitcher of instant iced tea is standard a.m. fare for me.
However, if my Significant Other is here and she she feels like getting out of bed, I get home made hash browns, eggs and bacon/sausage with my iced tea. Oh. And she also makes me take a vitamin. Yuk.
first favourite is a full scottish breakfast - slightly different than the english with the addition of haggis, lorne sausage, and tattie scones - only to be eaten once a year!
2nd favourite is eggs benedict
what i regularly eat is either toast with marmite, or soft boiled eggs with toast, or cereal with yogurt.
If you are passing through Columbus, OH
Great little family run diner, everything cooked from scratch-I have been going there for 2 years and have not tried the sandwiches yet as I haven't made it past the SOS, country fried steak, and corned beef hash. Great coffee and custom bottled hot sauce, too. Westerville OH just north of Columbus
I polled our residents here and got these breakfasts:
blintzes [with homemade ricotta]
waffles with strawberries and whipped [or sour] cream
pie and ice cream
From my years in Dutch country, thinly sliced scrapple fried to a golden brown in a cast iron skillet, topped with maple syrup and served alongside two sunny side up eggs. But that's only on rare occasions.
Most days it's muesli or granola or whole-grain flakes with fresh berries, skim milk, orange juice, and Greek yogurt. Sometimes I have enough time to make porridge-style oatmeal instead of the cold cereal. The dog always craves his share of the yogurt.
Tomorrow is cheese blintz day at our house. Native Southerners are not too familiar with blintzes in all of their glory, so I introduced my husband to blintzes as a return favor for his showing me how wonderful Southern biscuits and sausage gravy could be. Turn about is fair play. For awhile there we became quite chubby. But happy. Very happy.
Half a papaya or half of mango
Cup of miso soup with green onions
Crepe smothered in strawberries or blueberries, or else filled with sour cream and topped with either a cointreau based syrup
or maple syrup
If crepe not available, Belgian waffle spread with butter and cocoanut syrup
2 Eggs Benedict
Side order of Portuguese sausage
Bagel with cream cheese, lox, chopped onion, tomato slice, and capers
Lots of Kona coffee
Yogurt topped with maple syrup
2 slices of banana bread to go on my morning hike
I don't eat this well every day...only when I'm on vacation and can order this stuff off the breakfast buffet. But you did ask us to list our FAVORITES, not our usual.
Calves liver and onions, with bacon. Home fries (with hot sauce), tomato juice, a side of apple pie with sharp cheddar cheese, and a bottom-less pot of coffee...
Country-fried steak with gravy, eggs, sausage, and buttered toast.
My favorite is a Guatemalan breakfast.
Eggs scrambled with onions and tomatoes.
Home-made tortillas. Not the horrible thin tasteless limey factory made concoctions here in the US, but thick and taste like corn.
Hot peppers on the side [smoky dried, rehydrated- like chipotles], add to taste.
Mangoes or pineapple.
Coffee from the cook's own land. Milk and sugar to taste.
That also describes a Guatemalan lunch and dinner.
My personal favorite would be homemade biscuits with spicy sausage patties, a couple fried eggs fried in the sausage grease, sausage gravy, with coffee, orange juice, and milk to wash it down with. I'll also take a few strips of bacon if you are going to go to the trouble. It all makes a great Kentucky breakfast. Oh and yes, I do love to drink a lot when I eat. Those are full glasses of OJ and milk with that cup of coffee.