I love breakfast foods. I can eat them morning, noon and night, three times a day. Anybody else feel the same? There is just something so comforting about it that I can’t quite put my finger on. Whether I make it at home or go out to eat in a diner, breakfast is always an option when I am deciding what to eat.
I remember being so happy those rare times when growing up we would have breakfast for dinner. It was different and exciting…it doesn’t take much to make me happy, lol. Coming home from school, asking mom what was for dinner and being told breakfast was definitely a thrill, especially since most school mornings consisted of cereal. You know I love me some cereal, but other breakfast foods…they just hit different.
I would like to say maybe pancakes are my favorite with butter and syrup, but I don’t know. I like them all. Eggs with toast and crispy bacon, and I mean crispy, like it’s about to crumble or french toast or waffles or a good omelette with cheese, onions and peppers and a side of hash browns. It is all delicious in my book. Then there are special brunch items that get added to menus on the weekends, like Eggs Benedict with a good hollandaise sauce. I haven’t had that in a while; it’s going on the list for this weekend.
It is interesting to me how other countries have breakfast. If you look it up, you’ll see how diverse the world really is. In France, the day usually starts out with a croissant or a tartine with butter and jam, a cafe au lait and maybe some fruit or juice. In Italy, it is kind of the same thing with a coffee with something sweet and small, just to get you going with a quick shot of energy. Go to England and things are done differently. There you have a full-blown meal of tea, eggs, bacon, sausage, tomatoes and baked beans. Yup, you heard me, baked beans.
I had read in a book about baked beans for breakfast, but never believed it until I was 15 years old. I went to spend the week in Bethany Beach in Delaware with my friend Claire. Her family is from England. They rented a condo, so most meals were cooked and eaten there. Waking up for our first breakfast, I discovered baked beans on my plate. It looked strange to see them sitting there next to my eggs but let me tell you something…they were good. It totally works.
Here in Hawaii, you are going to get rice with your eggs. Was not ready for that one when I moved here. Rice is generally a dinner thing back home, so I wasn’t quite sure what to think when I found it on the breakfast menu. But let me tell you something…nothing beats eggs over easy on top of white rice. You break the yoke and mix it all up into the rice and eat it with a side of meat. The yoke in the rice is delicious. Try it at home the next time you have leftover rice and let me know what you think.
As you can clearly see, I am a little fanatical about breakfast foods. I don’t know why or how it all started, but 8 out of 10 times if there is a choice for all day breakfast, that is what I am going for. Don’t even get me started on breakfast buffets with all those choices. One of my favorite places to go is Duke’s in Waikiki. The breakfast buffet is amazing. I kinda fast a little if I know we are going, so I am good and hungry when we get there. O.k., I got to go because I have made myself hungry and it is time for breakfast…scratch that, it’s always time for breakfast in my book.
***Question for the comments…Do you like breakfast foods? What is your favorite breakfast choice? If you don’t like breakfast, how come? Just curious, I won’t hold it against you, LOL.
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