Okay so this might seem a little random, but today I am sharing with you what I like and don’t like for breakfast. Why? Because I have set myself another challenge!
No it’s not a food challenge. It’s a blogging challenge.
I know. I’m a glutton for punishment.
If you’ve been around these parts for a while you might remember my effort last year to blog every day from A to Z. I made it as far as G on day 8 and it was GAME OVER! Ha! Do you remember? You can read that post here. It makes me laugh now when I think about it. Mate, I got myself into such a state! I was overwhelmed and exhausted.
Anyhow, this time I’m using Fat Mum Slim’s Photo A Day prompts for September as a writing prompt.
Now, I know better than to pledge that I will blog every day. Because I won’t. But I will do my best to keep up and anything that I miss I’ll try to come back to at the end of the month. Like yesterday’s ‘Something Pink’ for example. I started to write a post but didn’t get time to finish it because you know, life gets in the way.
So why do I do this to myself? The reason is simple.
I blog to connect with you.
I like to talk through my writing and I love it even better when you talk back. There is nothing more to it than that.
I love engaging in conversation. But the trouble is I struggle sometimes to start the conversation because I have it in my head that you expect more from me than what I can deliver. That I might not be good enough.
Hmmm that old chestnut.
But when I scanned Fat Mum Slim’s photo a day prompts yesterday I decided I’m just going to take those prompts and not only attempt to take a photo but write whatever comes to mind. If you enjoy my conversation. Great. If not? Too bad.
I am what I am.
So without further ado, today’s prompt is Breakfast. If you want to know what I eat for breakfast read on. If not?
ADIOS AMIGO! See ya ’round like a rissole.
I’ll just tap my toe here for a minute while you leave…..
Now. Let’s get on with it.
I love my egg on whole grain toast for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. This has been my daily breakfast for I don’t know how long. And with a nice freshly brewed coffee made on milk (a latte I guess you’d say) it is something that I really look forward to in the morning. It is tasty. It is quick. It is healthy. It is high in protein so keeps me full for longer than a bowl of cereal does. And to top it off, in recent months Dean has been making my breakfast for me! You don’t know what a treat it is for me to walk out to a ready-made hot breakfast in the morning.
I used to have my daily egg cooked in the microwave because I’m usually in a rush. But recently our microwave died and it was a week or two before we replaced it. So Dean took to cooking it in the pan. It doesn’t take that much more time really and is probably better for us.
Doesn’t the microwave do damage to food?
I sit at the breakfast bench beside my two children who usually eat whatever cereal takes their fancy on that particular morning. They have a choice of Weet Bix, Sultana Bran or Cheerios usually. We only discovered Cheerios recently. They’re actually not too bad nutritionally and the kids love them. If they don’t have cereal they’ll eat an egg or crumpets or raisin toast or porridge, if Dean or I have the time to make porridge for them. We only do stove-top porridge. The microwave stuff just isn’t the same.
And on the weekends we all enjoy sitting around the table together for bacon and eggs with tomatoes or mushrooms on the side.
We have two awesome non-stick frying pans that requires zero butter or oil to cook in. They are Teflon® pans and they didn’t cost us a fortune.
We’ve spent a lot of money from specialty cookware stores in the past. They came with elaborate instructions on how to care for them. But even when treated with kid gloves they still deteriorated, lost their non stickiness and became useless as far as non-stick pans go.
But the Teflon® pans are great. Dean bought one from Kmart (I think?) for our camping kit initially and we loved it so much we now have two in the house. I stir-fry my lunch in one of these pans too. A quick wipe afterwards with a piece of paper towel and it’s clean and ready for the next meal. No scrubbing, no soaking. Just a wipe with paper towel. That’s my kind of frying pan. Full credit to my savvy shopping husband. He doesn’t buy sh!t you know. And if you know Dean, I know you know.
I’m not a fan of cereal. I wish I could get excited about granola but the idea of sitting down to a cold bowl of cereal and milk first thing in the morning does not appeal to me at all. I have been known to eat Hi-bran Weet-bix with warm milk in winter. Now that is good. But toast is my thing. Always has been, no matter the season. Growing up I remember having toast spread with honey and a glass of milk for breakfast every morning before school. Now days I quite like butter and Vegemite on white toast. It has to be white toast and it has to be only a thin smear of Vegemite. Not too much Vegemite for me thanks.
I love to eat out for breakfast. Especially when the weather is nice and I can sit in the sun alfresco like. I’ll usually order the Eggs Benedict. Sometimes the big breaky. And I’ll consider the omelette, the pancake and pretty much everything else on the menu, bar the muesli. Ha! But the risk is too great. What if I regret not getting the eggs benny? So I’ll just play it safe and order the eggs benny. And a fresh juice. And coffee. A latte thanks. It’s got to be milky.
I’ll tell you what else I love. Danish pastries at hotel buffets! A hot breaky at a hotel buffet is the bomb. I don’t think I’ve ever seen hollandaise sauce though? I skip the cereal and head straight for the hot stuff. And if there’s no hot stuff? You watch me drop my bottom lip.
My other fave breaky as a kid was poached egg in hot milk with salt and pepper and hot toast to dip. Maybe it’s a Scottish thing but my Dad used to have this often before he went off to work. Come to think of it, Dad’s not an eater of cereal either. He’d have eggs boiled, poached or scrambled for breakfast every day through the week and on the weekends we’d all have fried bacon and eggs on Saturday and Sunday. He’d also eat lambs fry on occasion. And if you’re still undecided as to whether you like my conversation, here’s the clincher.
I like lambs fry too.
Ha! Did you just wince?
What can I say, I’m a chip off the old block. I must admit, I did have a bad experience after eating it on a girls weekend away (much to the disgust of those girls!) moments before we embarked on our treacherous journey home through the mountains. We had to make a couple of stops so I could make friends with the side of the road.
I haven’t eaten it since.
So can we still be friends?
What do you eat for breakfast?
Do you eat together as a family or every man, woman and child for themselves?
Do you cook in your microwave oven?