“One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.”

We have sun and a blue sky, both among the missing for the last five days. I was surprised by how warm it is when I went out to get the papers. My lawn and deck are a mess. Leaves and branches cover both. The leaves are so wet they are pasted to the lawn and driveway. The deck is slick. I had to take mincing steps to keep my balance. I hope the leaves are quick drying in the sun.

Breakfast is my favorite go out to eat meal. I like my bacon crisp and my eggs over easy. My toast is usually rye. I love to use it to sop up the yoke. Sometimes I get French toast. I slop on maple syrup, the real stuff. I also get crisp bacon with my French toast. Some places offer home fries, but I only like them seasoned so most times I just pass.

In Ghana, my breakfast was the same every day. I had two eggs fried in peanut oil, toast and coffee. Butter was expensive so I used margarine from a tin. The coffee was instant with tinned milk. The eggs and the bread were fresh. Sometimes the eggs came from my own chickens. The rest of the time I bought them in the market. The bread was fresh and sweet. Cooking the eggs in peanut oil added a wonderful taste. I always had two giant cups of coffee, one with breakfast and the other sitting out on the steps in the front of my house. I’d watch the little kids walk to schools close to my school fences.

Every place I’ve stayed on return trips to Ghana serves a complimentary breakfast. It is generally two eggs, toast and coffee, and yes, the milk is still tinned.

I don’t often cook breakfast for myself. Usually I just have coffee and, of late, toast or an English muffin. I don’t ever use margarine, and I use light cream in my coffee. I like to indulge myself. My favorite coffee is called African blend, but I like to try different coffees. I just bought some Ugandan coffee. It was expensive partly because it came in a red striped cloth bag with beadwork. I admit I was drawn by the bag.

Peapod has come and gone. The driver was nice enough to leave freezer and refrigerator items in bags near the fridge so I’ve already put them away. When I finish here, I’ll put the rest of the groceries away. I had to be inventive to fit everything in the freezer, and my fridge is hardly ever this filled. My kitchen has become a land of plenty.

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13 Comments on ““One should not attend even the end of the world without a good breakfast.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I’m drawn by the bag and I haven’t even seen it! I might have to google. 😀

    Most of the trees up here still have green leaves though my black walnuts are starting to shed yellow leaflets and walnuts. It might be a light year for walnuts. After the winds we had earlier in the week, I expected the lawn to be carpeted in green lumps but there were hardly any. They’re dropping now, I think, because of the cold weather. The spawns of Satan better hoard all they find or it will be a tough winter for them.

    Your breakfast is pretty much the same as mine. Breakfast is probably the best meal to have out. It’s too early to cook well for myself, I think, so why not let someone who’s been up since 4AM do it for me? 🙂 But today I made myself a mushroom omelet. I’d been up since 3AM so I had no excuse. It was good.

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      I found where you can see the bag. It is in the third row right:
      http://atcb.co.tz/shop/

      Mine have green leaves, but I am also finding dead green ones on the lawn. I haven’t seen many spawns lately. My feeders are now all spawn proof and are working as they should. The acorns are on the deck. I can hear them dropping, clunking as they land.

      I seldom make omelets even though I like them. Once in a while I’ll have a western omelet when I go out. We have some really good places for breakfast around here. I’m thinking I don’t go out enough.

      Today I’m torn between the Sox and the Pats. I keep going back and forth. I also keep checking MSNBC so I don’t miss anything. I keep watching tRUMP swearing about NFL players and what the owners should do. I think he’s losing.

      Enjoy the pretty day!

      • Caryn Says:

        Thanks for the link. I wasn’t having google-success with it. There’s no price listed for the beaded bag but there’s a price for the other Masai cloth bag. Not bad but shipping might be.

      • katry Says:

        Caryn,
        It took me a while to find that link. I didn’t even take note of the price. I have Amazon Prime so no shipping costs.

        You’re right about it not being as expensive as I expected.

  2. Bob Says:

    Interestingly, last night I was watching a program on “The Cooking” channel about food myths. The hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs was promoted by a guy who was a marketing man for a meat packing house. In the 19th century people eat lighter real fasts like a roll but this promoter went to doctors and scientists and asked them questions such as, “You do agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day”. He would then publis the importance of breakfast including the idea of eating bacon.

    You and I have a love for the same breakfast. Sometime it’s fun to eat that for dinner. I do like hash brown potatoes with my bacon and eggs.

    Another hot sunny day.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      Like you, I sometimes have breakfast for dinner. It tastes good any meal. I also like hash browns and will sometimes bake potatoes just to have around for breakfast.

      I think it is important to eat breakfast as it helps to jump start the day. The British also have breakfasts similar to our except their bacon is lumpy and they often include a grilled tomato and beans.

      Today is wonderful!!

      • Bob Says:

        In the UK the bacon is similar to our Canadian bacon. I think they slice the pork belly differently. Yes, they add beans and a cooked tomato which I can take or leave. In the deep south breakfast includes grits as a choice instead of potatoes. I’ve never developed a taste for grits no matter how many pats of butter I add. 🙂 I’m also not a fan of hot cereal.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        I think Canadian bacon is firmer than British bacon which also has some fat on the edges. I won’t eat the beans and I can take or leave the tomatoes.

        I do like grits either.I like sausage gravy and biscuits which I first had in Colorado.

        I ate oatmeal when I was a kid but haven’t had it since then.

  3. olof1 Says:

    The only thinbg I cook in the morning is porridge, I’ve never been able to eat fried food early in the morning. Lately I’ve only had hard bread for breakfast but the closer to christmas we come it’s more likely I’ll make rice porridge the night before and just heat it up in the micro the next morning 🙂

    Warmish here today and mostly cloudy. We did actually see the sun for a short while but more clouds came and covered the sky.

    I paid my bills today, I really didn’t have to for a few days more and my salaryt comes in to my bank account tomorrow but I thought that since I had the money and the time to do it so why not 🙂 I also did the laundry so I’ve been really productive today 🙂

    Have a great day!

    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I’ve never eaten porridge. I did eat oatmeal when I was a kid, but I loaded it with milk and sugar. It had to be cooked back then but the instant oatmeal makes it easier to make now. It was only in winter my mother made us eat it.

      Warm and lovely the whole day today. The sun is still out.

      I brought my laundry down from upstairs. I’ve decided to do it tomorrow. I did arrange my bills and paid some on line. I’ll finish the rest later.

      Enjoy your day!

  4. Caryn Says:

    Re: the coffee. I found it on Amazon. 😀 Seriously. Bag and all.


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