“It is beyond the imagination of the menu-maker that there are people in the world who breakfast on a single egg.”

Last night was downright cold. I huddled under the afghan wearing my sweatshirt. This morning the sun is shining, even glinting, and the sky is blue. It is still chilly but is, at least, a pretty day.

My back is a bit better. I just can’t walk upright. On the evolutionary chart, I most resemble homo habilis without the hair.

Yesterday morning, Gracie wanted out around 5. Always willing to oblige, I got up and walked her to the gate. The air was filled with the morning songs of birds. What gave me pause and a smile was among the songs I could hear the gobble of turkeys from what sounded like a street away. As the other birds sang, the turkeys kept gobbling. I figure a song is a song.

Yesterday I had Frosted Flakes with a banana for dinner. I used my Animal Cracker’s bowl. I could have been six except my mother would never have allowed just cereal for dinner. It was breakfast. Dinner was meat, potatoes, and a vegetable. Lunch was soup or a sandwich or both.

My father hated breakfast in continental Europe. His complaint was the assorted cold cuts and cheeses were for lunch, not breakfast. He would usually have coffee and some sort of bread and butter and complain between mouthfuls. My mother and I enjoyed breakfast and the different sorts of cheeses and meats. In Ghana, I always had two fried eggs and two pieces of toast. Both were cooked on a small charcoal burner. The bread was leaned against the hot sides and turned so both sides browned. The eggs were fried in peanut oil. Ghanaians ate for breakfast what they had for any meal.

We affectionally called my mother the seagull. She’d eat whatever for breakfast. I can remember her standing one morning at the counter eating a sandwich of a cold but cooked hot dog with cucumber slices washed down with diet coke. If she had eggs, they were scrambled with cheese or whatever else she could scavenge in the fridge. When she visited me, I always had biscotti, a favorite of hers. She didn’t drink coffee but did use it for dipping the biscotti. I still have biscotti. The other day it was anisette.

I have some seagull in me as I am not bound by convention when it comes to meals; however, cold hot dog is out even for me.

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8 Comments on ““It is beyond the imagination of the menu-maker that there are people in the world who breakfast on a single egg.””

  1. Hedley Says:

    I recently had a very meaningful discussion with the lady in Hallmark, who is from Derby England, as to whether or not Weetabix made in Canada and sold at Whole Foods is as good as the original product.

    I was extremely authoritative that there is a difference, however, now that I am down to the last two breakfast biscuits from my recent visit to London, I might have to reverse my position and pop down the Whole Foods.

    • katry Says:

      My Dear Hedley,
      I have tried Weetabix, but I wasn’t all that enthused though I totally understand that not having your favorite is a tough way to start the day.

      Perhaps Amazon UK will have it.

  2. olof1 Says:

    Nights are always cold or very cool here even during summer but we’ve had some pretty nice days here now, almost up to 68F 🙂

    That back of Yours! Can’t they find what’s bothering You? Personally I feel that if I’m in pain they really should find anything, to have an ache and nothing to explain it is an insult 🙂 Gracie is still better I hope?

    I can’t eat anything fried early in the morning, It’s either ceral or sandwiches unless I’ve made some porridge. The rest of my family loves bacone and eggs for breakfast though 🙂

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      The recent forecast is for heavy, heavy rain tomorrow all day. I. of course, have to go out to the dump and to the eye doctor’s.

      My back has arthritis and some spinal deterioration. I have had 3 surgeries and one visit for the most painful shots in the world and nothing helped. I asked my doctor for something for the pain and he never gave me anything.

      Gracie has good and bad days. Today is the best day in a while. Her head tilt is much less. I bought her a high dog dish, and it has helped with her balance so that she doesn’t have to bend down to eat. Rubber mats go from the back door down the hall. There are 2 more in front of her dish so she won’t slide.

      I like to go out for breakfast because I really don’t do more than toast when I’m home.

      Have a wonderful day!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I too am of the seagull persuasion. Breakfast is normally English muffin, iced coffee and maybe a banana with peanut butter if I have either of them. But I have been known to eat leftover pizza, Chinese take out, chips and dip, or deli salad. Whatever is less troublesome to throw together.

    After pissing off the deer yesterday, I was very careful when I took the dogs out this morning. Apparently when deer start hissing at you, they are ready to get really mean. But only the English sparrows and the wretched red spawn were out there this morning. Not even bunnies.

    Today was beautiful here, too. Cool and sunny with big puffy clouds. My kind of weather.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I love leftover pizza for breakfast. I also love the cold pizza in Italian bakeries. I’d pick that over pastries. I think I’d like Chinese food for breakfast. I just haven’t tried it. My mother would have approved of your choices!

      I haven’t ever been close enough to a deer except in the car so I’ve never heard the hissing. Gracie, in her prime, would have loved to chase a deer.

      It also stayed lovely all day though it was a bit cool. You were probably warmer than we were. It’s that time of year.

      Have a wonderful evening!

  4. Bob Says:

    I’m not a big fan of traditional breakfast food. I occasionally like bacon and eggs, over easy, with toast and hash brown potatoes for dinner. While in Europe I did like the continental breakfast primarily because of the wonderful breads and cheeses. My father always was a big breakfast guy and ate eggs daily.

    Today started out windy and cool with a low of 54 and a high of 72 under clear skies. For early May this is unusually cool. More unusual is that there is no appreciable rain in the ten day forecast. May is usually our wettest month.

    • katry Says:

      The standard for me is usually eggs though French toast is a fine alternative. I alternate meat with bacon, sausage and linguica. Hash Browns are a maybe. Some places have bland hash browns.

      We have had rain fairly often and a huge storm is due today. It is the same storm which flooded towns with overflowing rivers on its way here.

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