Breakfast, ah, one of my favorite meals of the day, and I’m not talking about anything you can pour out of a box or bag and I AM NOT talking about some dumb sugar, high fructose corn syrup, sodium and fat loaded ENERGY BAR, even if they do say Granola on the label and I ain’t talkin’ abut Granola either!
I’m talking about breakfast – real breakfast; and that can take many directions. Eggs – but of course, boiled, fried, scrambled, poached, coddled, up or over easy, and of course those eggs need a little something to go with them; bacon, sausage, ham, grilled pork chop … steak and eggs, now there’s a happy thought. But, you need something to sop up the yolks with. There’s toast of course, or pancakes or waffles and of course hash-browns or home fries.
And then there’s omelets. Oh how I love omelets! Lovely, cheesy omelets filled with sautéed onions and garlic and mushrooms and just about any other veggie you can think of.
But of course, one doesn’t have to do the above to make for a wonderful breakfast experience. Muffins, fresh hot muffins, right out of the oven; muffins filled with oatmeal or apples and cinnamon or raisins and nuts or blueberries or fresh peaches … ah yes muffins.
Then there are scones and lemon curd … now there’s a thought … and there’s nothing wrong with cereal. Big bowls of wonderful, hot, comforting oat meal or cornmeal mush with rich fresh milk.
Ah, yes, I remember breakfast fondly, a gracious memory from a time past, a time when from dawn to dusk most people were very physically active and could indulge themselves in a staggeringly delectable breakfast. Despite our inactivity, one can still indulge themselves with the occasional true breakfast on weekends.
Oh yes, and remember, if you wolf down a couple of donuts or other commercial pastries with your morning coffee or even a granola energy bar, … well, you might as well go ahead and have a real breakfast.
And when thinking breakfast, think outside the box: think polenta, think crisp fried fish and linguesa, think grilled fruit, think popovers, and there’s always PIE!