What's on your breakfast menu?
- cupcakeadozen Jun 27, 2008 07:32 PM
What do u guys like to eat for breakfast?
I really only go to any trouble on weekends. During the week I usually have cereal with fruit and either yogurt or milk; a toasted Milton's whole grain english muffin w/cheese and tomato plain or grilled or a sliced hard boiled egg; and occasionally a whole grain waffle with an egg. On weekends I like to make cottage cheese pancakes or whole grain pancakes with fruit salad, yogurt and maple syrup. Or else I make a variety of frittatas keeping the leftoves for the odd weekday breakfast. And occasionally I get my favorite smoked salmon and farmer cheese and bagels or else whitefish salad from Fairway on their mini bagels and I have a banquet. Oh, and plenty of coffee! I LOVE breakfasts.
Looove breakfast - if I had enough time and energy, it would be the most glorious meal...I am perfecting a few combinations these days, and although, they may not sound glorious to others, they certainly brighten my mornings:
* Belgian waffles with TJ's European yogurt, peaches, cherries and almonds (winter variations include mango, defrosted cherries and kiwis)
* Shredded spoonfuls with fresh blueberries, peaches, kefir, cinnamon and mint
* Steel-cut oats with berries, bananas, walnuts, and rum
* French toast with oranges, blackberries, kiwis and Grand Marnier (I should add that the alcohol is there for the flavor, in minuscule quantities)
* Multigrain sourdough with almond butter, bananas, and rhubarb compote
I am not much of a savory-breakfast person (as you can imagine by now), but an occasional egg sandwich with cheddar, caramelized onions, and wilted spinach hits a spot.
Yeah I only go all out on the weekends. As of late, that's kind of fallen to the back burners.
typical weekday breakfast rotates around the following:
1, hot cereal - oatbran usually. (During the winter I'll make a batch of Steel cut oats.)
2, one piece of toast with peanut butter
3, one piece of toast with 1 egg - either done "toad in a hole" or fried egg placed on top
4, two Lifestream organic waffles, various flavours (favorite now is Fig&Flax) with maple syrup.
5, one english muffin with peanut butter and honey
6, a small bowl of cereal with 1%milk - muffets, fiber 1, weetabix
These choices above ALWAYS are accompanied by a small bowl of fruit (strawberries, blue berries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple), 1 multivitamin and a glass of water
I take breakfast pretty serious as I always need a little jump and I find the more wholesome it is, the better my energy for the day
typical weekend breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs with 1 piece of toast. Sometimes I'll make pancakes from scratch and fry some bacon. Those are the days I have DH drooling..LOL
Love breakfast - might be anything. But lately I've been playing with strata. Think breakfast bread pudding - yummy. I mix up the night before - once I let it go 2 nights was good anyway. Pop in oven and ready to go by the time I am. Good room temp too or reheated. the list is endless though - waffles, egs bene, muffins, omelets, french toast - u name it ill eat it for breakfast. Tend to like all savory breakfast items except bisquits and sausage.
Like others I only go to real trouble on weekends...
Weekdays: a double americano from my own machine plus either plain yogurt with berries and cereal; toasted english muffin w poached egg and a slice of cheddar, for mornings when I'm in a rush homemade blueberry or morning glory muffins...or oatmeal with fruit on top when it's cold.
Weekends: Eggs either over easy or scrambled, or in a fritatta with veggies that need to be used up... french toast/french toast casserole, pancakes or waffles...which if I double the batch can be frozen and used later in the week.
I cannot leave the house without my oatmeal (cooked in water, lots of salt, and a teaspoon of currants). This is followed by our homemade yogurt topped with fruit (bananas or stewed fruit with cardamon) and bran flakes. At least 2 cups of tea for me, and some coffee for the husband.