We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Set up for breakfast at our B&B overlooking Lake Garda last week.
What's for breakfast? (At 9 am, when most Americans have been working for a couple of hours)
See below, and note the cheese on the far left end of the table. It's 12-month Parmesan, still soft enough to eat with a knife and fork. Never had 12-month Parmesan before. Great stuff, maybe my favorite cheese right now. (Parmesan for grating is aged 18-36 months.)
I lived in Europe in the 60's and always loved their continental breakfasts. typically a roll or crescent, an egg usually soft boiled, cheese, meat sometimes sausage or bacon and butter with a cup of coffee. The other day I stopped by McDonalds to get my youngest a couple of suasage egg mcmuffins (well I got one too) and it dawned on me that this was America's continental breakfast; roll, egg, cheese, sausage or bacon and butter with a cup of coffee.