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What's For Breakfast?

Good morning! I know we have a very popular ongoing 'What's for dinner?' topic, but I think it might be nice to have a post featuring The Most Important Meal of the Day! :)

So tell us, Chowhounders, what did you eat for petit déjeuner?

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  1. My own breakfast consisted of a juicy, fragrant peach, some organic wheat toast with a touch of butter, and a glass of mint iced tea I made last night. I worked out before I ate, and I was too hot for anything but a cold beverage.

    1. I've been up since 4:30 AM, and I've eaten some strawberries, half a sesame seed bagel, a cup of coffee, a bottle of Aquafina, and three bites of the fabulous creme caramel with lime I made the other day. I'm going to the gym myself at 10:00 to work it off, lol.

      1. We try to follow Weight Watchers' points process, so most days we start with a jumbo egg (90 calories = 2 points), 2 pieces of light toast = 1 point, half an orange (30 c). Today I made made egg sandwiches that added 2 slices of Canadian bacon (30 c) and a slice of non-fat cheese ( 35 c) to each, for a total of 255 calories or 5 points. We find that having a higher protein breakfast keeps us satisfied longer and keeps us from eating so much as the day goes on. Most servings of cereal are about 190 calories plus whatever you put on them, and I'm hungrier when I'm finished than when I started -- ravenous by 10:30. And then peanut butter is 190 calories per 2 tbs; I'd rather have the two eggs.

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        1. re: junescook

          I'm on WW also... I love egg sandwiches for breakfast, but today I had 1 cup of steel cut oats mixed with 1 tblsp whipped peanut butter, a packet of diet hot cocoa mix and a banana. 4 pts, and 2 pts for my coffee because I have to have my creamer. ;)

          count me as a huge breakfast at tiffany's and audrey fan. wish more people today had her class and style!

        2. Not home, so this morning it was my niece's cold "scramblies" scooped into the heel of a ciabatta loaf. The ciabatta was delicious. And a couple of chunks of (very sweet) watermelon. And coffee.

          1. Count me in for Audrey Hepburn fan.

            My workout in the park got cut short by the rain, which gave me time to stone grind some home roasted coffee (mystery blend +Hawaiian Kauai Peaberry Reserve Mokihana), Aeropressed. Coffee went nicely with my summer breakfast cereal : 2 scoops of Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream+1/4 cup of Ronnybrook Farm vanilla yoghurt+home made Peanut Butter Black Sesame Brittle+home made oat biscuit crumbs.

            *Edit: forgot to include the one apple right after work out.

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            1. re: HLing

              I'm in Arizona right now and I would killlll for rain. Your breakfast sounds great too.

              1. re: HLing

                How does the Aeropress compare to other methods? I only recently became acquainted with this apparatus and the short prep time and quicker clean up sound great.

                1. re: JungMann

                  JungMann, not sure if it applies to other people, but Aeropress is especially good for my stone grinding since my method produces finer grounds that would make French pressing's lack of fine filter a bit muddy. A while back i tried using the stove top moka pot, and it tasted much harsher than the Aeropress. When I've used a corser ground for the Aeropress (using the manual metal rotating-discs type of herb grinder) I found it took much more grounds to make the similar strength and richness as the finer stone ground grounds, though the finish is cleaner, cooler rather then warmer, if that makes sense.

              2. Pre-work out I had a couple slices of ham before I headed out the door. Afterwards, I made a scrambled egg sandwich on flaxseed toast with port salut cheese, a thin layer of ajvar and labneh, and a heavy layer of Sriracha.

                1. I'm also loving the Breakfast at Tiffany's avatar, Glam Foodie. That's one of my favorite films.

                  My own breakfast wasn't at Tiffany's, but it did consist of coffee (cafe au lait) and a pastry (blueberry danish from this great bakery here in AZ). I'm sort of craving breakfast for dinner though; a nice omelette with some red potatoes and fresh herbs would be so good.

                  1. My husband and I always eat breakfast -- something savory, never sweet except for the fruit we start with. This morning it was poached eggs on top of buttered grits. We like some pretty unconventional dishes in the morning: hardboiled eggs over rice with a curried white sauce and various toppings; pasta carbonara (or "bacon and egg pasta" as I call it in the morning); scrambled eggs and tamales; cheese grits with shrimp.

                    I come by my tastes honestly. I've posted elsewhere that my mother always made extra Caesar salad so that after she shooed everyone out of the house the next morning she could have leftover steak and salad for her own breakfast.

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                    1. re: mandycat

                      Wow, MC. Some great ideas for coming mornings. We do better on a protein breakfast also. Tomorrow morning it will be sunnysides over smoked cheese polenta (grits).

                      Breakfast is a hard one to get out of the repetetive rut of. This board is a great place to get some really creative ideas.

                    2. Oh, I was baaaad this morning. Real bad.

                      I had leftover fried rice that had no egg left in it. So I fried a beautiful fresh farm egg and threw it on top of the rice after I reheated it in a pan, with more sesame oil and some ginger. I ate it with deep-fried garlic chicken and two fortune cookies and a big cup of Darjeeling tea. It was delicious but guilt-inducing. I should have eaten cereal with Silk or a meager serving of light yogurt, but all I could think of when I opened my fridge was, "YUM, CHINESE!"

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                      1. re: Diamond

                        I love this reaction. It's one reason I don't order Chinese too often. Hard to resist the leftovers for breakfast.

                      2. I had sliced avocado on toasted farm bread with a heft sprinkle of both coarse salt and lemon juice. Iced cold-brewed coffee--decaf, because I knew I'd be having a leaded iced mocha later in the morning.

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                        1. re: dct

                          I had a chicken salad sandwich made with chicken from a can on store-bought bread with about seven preservatives listed in the ingredients. The coffee, however, was worthwhile. Nice fresh roasted/fresh ground beans and with organic milk :-)

                        2. I am loving all of the savory suggestions here! Today I tried a new savory one today ...spinach quickly wilted, then I added some Green Mountain Gringo salsa and about 1 cup of leftover chickpeas that I needed to use up. I really loved it...salsa at breakfast is fab!

                          1. Scrambled eggs (3 jumbo eggs)
                            1 cup of yogurt
                            Leftover salmon filet (from dinner the previous night)
                            2 bananas
                            1 golden kiwi
                            1 Chocolate peanut butter Clif Bar
                            handful of walnuts and almonds
                            Coffee and water

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                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              Today will be yogurt for me too but no eggs...heh...5 ounces Fage 0% with fresh organic blueberries and frozen organic cherries, 2 Tbsp. ground flax seed, handful of roasted no-salt almonds.

                              1. re: Val

                                I'm a creature of habit: a container of pineapple upside down cake flavored yogurt, yoplait lofat, pretty yummy, instant oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, and a banana, coffee w/fake creamer (vanilla)

                              2. re: ipsedixit


                                Now THAT'S a breakfast!

                                1. re: oakjoan

                                  Today ...

                                  - 2 homemade corn dogs with Sriracha
                                  - a cup of blueberries
                                  - a bowl of Gazpacho (tomatoes, green peppers, cucumbers and lots of almonds, toasted sesame seeds and bacon for garnish)
                                  - Asian pear
                                  - banana
                                  - coffee

                              3. Good morning, Chow. I just woke up 25 minutes ago, and my husband sprang out of bed and said, "FINALLY, now I can go make us breakfast!"

                                We're like two vampires, sleeping the bare minimum and waking up in the middle of the night, lol.

                                He's making me poached eggs, spinach wilted in a pan with halved cherry tomatoes and a dash of olive oil, turkey bacon, and some lightly grilled ciabatta bread. It's a lighter riff on an already semi-healthy Williams Sonoma recipe that we both love. (The original calls for ricotta cheese and full fat bacon.) I don't think coffee and spinach compliment each other, so I'm probably going to go with some water. A very virtuous breakfast for 4:30 in the morning, huh?

                                1. Two eggs scrambled with a touch of half & half and a healthy grind if black pepper, cooked slowly in irish butter until I had large but still runny curds. As good as the eggs were the thing that really stood out was the peice of double thick smithfield bacon that I had on the side ;-)
                                  This was after my morning workout and run. I've been rationalizing that this is a good post workout meal. Due to the high protien and such...

                                  1. Most days I have homemade granola and yogurt, but alst weekend I made a Spanish brunch for my husband and I. We had huevos flamenco - it's a tomato and chorizo sauce with two eggs cracked over it and a sprinkling of manchego - all baked in the oven until the eggs are cooked. I serve it with pan con tomate - grilled bread rubbed with garlic and tomato and then sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled with Spanish extra virgin olive oil. The recipes are all on Food Network and were featured in an episode of Anne Burrell's Secrets of a Restaurant Chef.


                                    1. Greek yogurt topped with honey and blueberries, plus a cup of strong, sweet coffee consisted of breakfast today.

                                      1. Today was rushed...banana, a few scoops of natural peanut butter and a glass of 1% milk; also, do most here take vitamins or supplements?...I guess it could be an entirely separate thread...I always consider my multi-vit and CoQ10 as part of my breakfast.

                                        1. A few of my friends and I met for breakfast at Tartine this morning - so, so, soso good. Organic, fresh, high quality food. It almost makes me want to move to the Mission district - almost.

                                          I had the brioche bread pudding with fruit, which was fabulous, along with a latte in a pretty bowl. Note to self: I need latte bowls!

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                                          1. re: Jadore

                                            Mmmmmmmmmm! Tartine! I sound like Homer Simpson - "Mmmmm, floor pie!"

                                            Haven't been to Tartine for about a year. Every time we go there we say "We've got to come here more often." then another year goes by.

                                            I love their Croque Madames and Monsieurs. Every time I say I'm going to try something else and every time I go back to croques.

                                            I do like their bread pudding, but I like mine better. I too love the bowls, but my husband can't stand them.

                                            Where are you?

                                          2. This morning - bacon sandwich. A rare treat, at least midweek.

                                            1. This morning I had a 1/2-breakfast: 1 slice of hearty wheat toast w/ butter, 1 egg (fried over-easy in olive oil with coarse salt), 2 paper-thin slices of bf ham, 1 cup of my fave home-brew coffee with 1/2&1/2. Respectable for a work day, but it would have been improved by doubling the quantities of everything, adding some fruit, cheese, and pastry, and having enough time to eat it all while sitting down at a table in my PJs rather than consuming it off the counter/out of the pan standing up in my work-drag.
                                              By the way I just caught this program on PBS last night:


                                              Man, did it ever give me a bad jones for breakfast! Will surely find a way to go out for a gut-bomb breakfast over the weekend now!

                                              1. I really like a sausage egg and cheese croissants. We have them 2-3 times a week. They are quick and delicious. Well, they are quick if you buy the croissants. I usually have orange juice with them.

                                                1. after the gym, a juicy peach, and two slices of double fiber wheat toast with a little butter. water to drink (i don't like coffee). lately bfast has been a 1 egg, 1 egg white scramble (Pam cooking spray) with cilantro and chopped onions/jalapenos, with roasted store-bought salsa over a charred tortilla. totally yummy yet virtuous. at the parents', so tomorrow morning it's banana pancakes for my mom with boysenberry syrup. it's what she likes.

                                                  1. Today was the copy cat recipe for IHOP's multigrain oat and walnut pancakes, 2 for me and froze the rest. I added a little more chopped walnuts and 1/2 organic blueberries over top, and a glass of 1% milk.
                                                    Like mariacarmen, I'll be loving some egg and salsa and corn tortilla tomorrow.

                                                    1. Not sure yet.... off to Berlin's finest market, where I have the choice between grilled fish (mackerel, trout, pike perch, and squid), Thai curry or spicy dumplings, Swabian maultaschen with potato or cucumber salad, hot-smoked salmon, or the newest addition: a kahuna burger. I may just have to try that kahuna burger, unless they've run out by now (it's 2:00 p.m.).... then it most likely will be grilled whole mackerel.

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                                                      1. re: linguafood

                                                        LF, what an exotic breakfast (to me, anyway)...I was in a European market today and saw cold-smoked and hot-smoked fish in their case...what's the difference, do you know? Thanks! Every now and then, I'll have smoked kippers or sardines for breakfast, but I have to be in just the right frame of mind...love 'em for lunch but fish for breakfast is a leap for me.

                                                        1. re: Val

                                                          I think hot smoked will look cooked but cold smoked will look raw (like smoked salmon that you put on a bagel)

                                                      2. Slimfast high protein shake and black coffee.... 'cause I've been bad lately.

                                                        1. I had such a good omelet this morning! Two scrambled egg whites with leftover diced red and orange bell peppers from last night, fresh chives, oregano, and thyme, and just a little goat cheese. I was THISCLOSE to going out at 6:00 AM for something containing butter and pastry dough, but now I'm glad I didn't. :D

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                                                          1. re: Jadore

                                                            congrats Jadore! always feels good when you're good, don't it? had a fresh juicy peach for bfast, but "made up for it" the rest of the day.

                                                          2. This AM I'm having a slice of this savory veggie tart I made for lunch yesterday: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7210...

                                                            There's a link to the polenta Parm pastry. The filling wes just the veggies that came from the garden -- tomatoes, baby eggplant, summer squash, thin slices of green beans & garlic, onion & green onion -- layered with slices of a sharp aged Cheddar and basil.

                                                            It was pretty awesome and I'm thinking it's gonna be a great brekkie as soon as the pizza stone crisps up the bottom crust again.

                                                            I'm also thinking that that pastry would be awfully good in a small round baked on the stone topped with some leftover ratatouille and crumbled on goat cheese. I'm betting that would get a day started and if the pastry were in the fridge, patting out a round wouldn't be all that big a deal. The only deal would be the time to heat the stone but you could do that while you shower and dress.

                                                            1. Reading all these interesting breakfast things just reminded me, several years ago we spent a couple of weeks in China, and every day on the breakfast buffet there was always this great rice (I guess) porridge thing, with all these condiments you could put into it. We thought it was great and ate it every day. I don't remember what it was called, nor have we ever seen it since. Can you buy this stuff, make it?

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                                                              1. re: junescook

                                                                Congee? If so, many recipes available online.

                                                              2. This morning, we had yogurt shakes, what is a normal breakfast for us 3-4 x/wk, but unusual today b/c I never make these on weekends. (After being out of town all week, however, I felt DH needed to consume something quasi-healthy. When I'm away, his breakfast of choice, daily, is a supermarket cinnamon roll or fritter, and they aren't even tasty, imo.)

                                                                Anyway, into the blender went 1 frozen banana, 3 super-ripe peaches, 1 1/2 c. non-fat yogurt, squirt of agave nectar, glug of OJ. Out came a pretty tasty shake.

                                                                1. oops...today I changed up what I was planning to eat (egg, hot salsa & corn tortilla) to small dish of organic oatmeal and banana since I found out yesterday that I was going out to lunch today...heh! Might have the egg & salsa tomorrow if I have time before work!

                                                                  1. Love the weekends! Husband makes a fantastic breakfast sandwich....so today it was on a bagel with 2 fried eggs, over medium, jack cheese, a bit of chorizo sausage and a slice of bacon. Overly indulgent but delicious.

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                                                                    1. re: jenscats5

                                                                      yummmmmm. that's what weekends are for.

                                                                    2. Blueberry pancakes, spicy country sausage, coffee in a French press = Sunday morning perfection.

                                                                      1. Today?

                                                                        Cold leftover peach pie topped with sour blueberry ice cream and lots of coffee.

                                                                        1. Sunday was bacon and rice with sriracha - love Sunday breakfasts!

                                                                          Today is nonfat greek yogurt with blueberries, strawberries, honey, and granola...

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                                                                          1. re: esquimeaux

                                                                            Sunday chocolate chip pancakes from the freezer. Yesterday our usual Israeli salad with cottage cheese. Made biscuits yesterday so it will be biscuits with a bit of brie.

                                                                          2. A soft-boiled egg, grapefruit juice, low-fat milk, a poppy-seed roll, two lovely raw-milk cheeses, breasaola... yer typical German breakFEAST.

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                                                                            1. re: linguafood

                                                                              I have a better answer today :-) a whole wheat bagel with ham and egg whites and a juicy slice of tomato.

                                                                              1. re: jvanderh

                                                                                A fresh caught Pompano, poached egg and WW toast.

                                                                            2. Trader Joe's makes these "gourmet" white hamburger buns which we had left over from the weekend, and they're really good and soft and i succumbed this morning.... 1/2 a bun toasted, cut piece of garlic rubbed across the inside, little butter, chopped yellow tomatoes with coarse sea salt - YUM!

                                                                              1. Today was sauteed red kale, dropped in 1 egg, then added some Hot Green Mountain Gringo salsa...finished with a little hit of Monterey Jack cheese and put it on a yellow corn tortilla. I was in heaven!

                                                                                1. I'm newly addicted to these Milton's Gourmet White Bread Hamburger Buns I found at Trader Joe's. They are SO GOOD as toast! So this morning I toasted half a bun and buttered it, and ate it with a white peach. DELISH.

                                                                                  1. today was atypical because I ate at my desk, very early meeting. So breakfast was vanilla yogurt and blueberries. Yesterday was sauteed zucchini with thai basil, topped with a fried egg. I love veggies for breakfast.

                                                                                    1. Well.... it _was_ going to be scrambled eggs with tomato and soy sauce, something I had seen referenced here on chowhound a few times. But it tasted like crap, so off in the garbage can it went. Perhaps someone who's made this before with better results cares to enlighten me.

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                                                                                      1. re: linguafood

                                                                                        My favorite breakfast always involves a real old fashion New York bagel, I'm absolutly addicted to them. My favorite way to have it is either with just cold hard butter on a salted bagel, or fried ham & egg on an everything bagel. I've been eating bagels for 50 plus years and love them each and everytime.

                                                                                        To me, breakfast ain't breakfast without a bagel

                                                                                        1. re: linguafood

                                                                                          I can't see tomato and soy playing well together.

                                                                                        2. Made granola yesterday so this morning it was a bowl of granola w/bananas and skim milk. Saving myself for a large lunch out.

                                                                                          1. My ridiculous obsession with the gourmet hamburger bun continues. Half a bun, toasted, buttered, poached egg, shaved parm reg, and droplets of green habanero chili sauce. Fresh strawberries to start.

                                                                                            1. I'll eat anything for breakfast, with one huge exception: oatmeal. Breakfast should be exciting and awesome enough to drag your carcass out of bed. You should go to bed looking forward to breakfast the next morning. If I had to wake up to a bowl of horse feed, I would just stay in bed that day.

                                                                                              But anyway, today's breakfast was fried chicken with fried potatoes.

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                                                                                              1. re: RealMenJulienne

                                                                                                I agree, oatmeal is not on my menu...

                                                                                              2. Today, just a black pudding (& lots of mustard) at the farmers market

                                                                                                1. Soft-scrambled eggs w/some chopped asparagus, sliced scallions, and a little cheddar cheese. Whole grain toast. Fruit salad of pineapple, kiwi, and peaches. DH lamenting the absence of bacon. Lots of black coffee.

                                                                                                  1. First breakfast at home in 3 days due to a power outage. Since I haven't yet cleaned out the fridge of scary stuff, had to have a shelf stable breakfast of toast with peanut butter and a juice box. Just like grade school!

                                                                                                    1. Sausages, mushrooms, scrambled eggs, Staffordshire oatcake.

                                                                                                      1. Milton's hamburger bun toasted with a wee bit of butter, a quarter of a tiny avocado, and a smidgen of dijon. SO GOOD. a few fresh cherries on the side.

                                                                                                        1. Two egg whites-and-one-yolk scramble, fire roasted salsa and sirarcha on a toasted whole wheat bagel (BF ate the last tortillas, drat him). And a white peach.

                                                                                                          1. we're @ the Sacramento Speedway with our race car friends.
                                                                                                            for breakfast everyone fends for themselves-we had bacon fat basted eggs, bacon (duh) English muffins with KerryGold butter and blueberry jam, cut up fresh cantelope&pineapple (the core of the pineapple is my favorite) reg coffee for him-decaf hazelnut for me, oj.

                                                                                                            1. The pineapple core is also my favorite part, that's what I eat, and the rest of the pineapple is for the family. Anyway, today I ate a bowl of mixed oatmeal and cream of wheat, with a little cinnamon and maple syrup drizzle. Also "golden French toast" flavored keurig coffee(2 cups) with half&half.

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                                                                                                              1. re: mariars

                                                                                                                love the sound of your breakfast mariars.
                                                                                                                it's simple for me today bcuz hubby is getting the race car put away with the guys. (we're still at the track). I just finished kashi's version of shredded wheat with FF milk and Numi decaf black vanilla organic tea with splenda.

                                                                                                              2. Lightly scrambled eggs with truffle butter (ingredients: truffles and butter) over a bagel. Simple and delicious.

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                                                                                                                1. re: chefathome

                                                                                                                  i used to keep truffle butter in the fridge just to scoop a teensy bit into my mouth and let it melt now and then - such good stuff.

                                                                                                                2. merguez and fried egg. (that crispy edge is not burned, it's soaked in merguez juices!)

                                                                                                                  1. Buckwheat pancakes, blueberries and maple syrup, with juice. Gotta love weekend breakfasts.

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                                                                                                                    1. Bacon butty, this morning. Lots of ketchup. Sliced white crappy supermarket bread. Perfect start to Sunday.

                                                                                                                      1. Greek vanilla yogurt
                                                                                                                        Kate's recipe for muesli
                                                                                                                        ff milk
                                                                                                                        decaf w-stevia ff milk

                                                                                                                        1. Scottish oatmeal, because everyone needs to bludgeon something in the morning with a spurtle to get you in form for the day. Fresh squeezed grapefruit juice because it gives you something to look sour about, and a double espresso for that much needed kick in the pants to keep you from dragging your sorry arse around for the morning hours. I figure if I can get the crankies out early, the rest of the day is sweet as pie.

                                                                                                                          1. good old bacon and eggs, with a generous sprinkling of aleppo.

                                                                                                                            1. Echoing several replies upthread, I made bacon and egg sandwiches this morning/afternoon. I managed to drag my hungover ass out of bed around noon and started watching some nfl pregame. I never have breakfast during the week, so I will often have some type of breakfast-for-dinner concoction on a weeknight and then try to prepare breakfast on Saturday or Sunday. This morning my guest and I decided on egg sandwiches. Two eggs a piece, sunny side up, with a slice and a half of bacon on toasted Italian rolls. I loaded mine up with a decent sprinkling of tapatio hot sauce. It was the perfect compliment to relaxing on the coach and watching some football. Runny yolks spilling their rich goodness across the plate for me to dredge my food through is a pleasure I do not indulge in enough.

                                                                                                                              1. Banana bread French toast

                                                                                                                                1. fage 0 yogurt with honey
                                                                                                                                  toast with butter
                                                                                                                                  piece of poundcake =)

                                                                                                                                  1. Eggs, scrambled w/ sauteed onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, diced potatoes, and chorizo. Topped w/ homemade salsa; corn tortillas aside. And a glass of o.j., and coffee. Pepsi after - actually, Pepsi all the livelong day. Healthy, huh? Bloomberg would hate me.

                                                                                                                                    1. just finished Kate's recipe for Muesli over lemon Greek yogurt.
                                                                                                                                      so very good...

                                                                                                                                      1. something quick, dashing out the door. melt butter in skillet, tear pieces of bread in small pieces and toss in butter to toast - when browned, break egg on top of toasted bread in skillet, stir to coat bread with egg and to cook egg as desired, I like it wet. Salt and Pepper and plate, then eat and go.

                                                                                                                                        1. funny to say how I'm not tiring of the muesil over yogurt.
                                                                                                                                          bought several flavors of yogurt so maybe that's why not boring.
                                                                                                                                          love the crunch of all the nuts and seeds.
                                                                                                                                          anyway, that's what I just finished eating.
                                                                                                                                          this morning it was coffee flavored yogurt with the muesli.

                                                                                                                                          1. Thinly sliced German styled whole wheat toast with a few thin slices of brie and a heavy drizzle of Sarabeth's Peach-Apricot jam. A quick broil in the toaster oven until gooey and warm.

                                                                                                                                            Hot ginger-lemon tea and a sliced Macoun apple.

                                                                                                                                            1. I had kuerig flavored Butter Toffee coffee, and then Gingerbread flavored coffee, both with half & half cream. Then a whole wheat tortilla topped with lots of spicy brown mustard, lots of fresh spinach, and a few slices of turkey lunchmeat; all rolled up burro style. really yummy breakfast!

                                                                                                                                              1. 2nd piece of "Thankful" apple pie from yesterday

                                                                                                                                                1. I woke up to lots of new drifting snow outside, so I knew I had to make a good breakfast before going out.

                                                                                                                                                  Two farmgate eggs slightly steamed, a kumato, and slabs of home cured pork belly:

                                                                                                                                                  1. two eggs scrambled in duck fat, lightly salted.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                                                                                      stop......................envy here for sure.

                                                                                                                                                    2. might be better if I could taste/smell of course.....but.....

                                                                                                                                                      I'm on meds currently and must eat something substantial for 2 of them at same time.
                                                                                                                                                      I have no appetite but have to eat something. watched Susan Feniger last night on a quick tv commercial promoting this for breakfast. I will say hers looked better than mine it's just pasta with eggs scrambled in there&parm cheese for breakfast.

                                                                                                                                                      1. *casts thread necromancy spell*

                                                                                                                                                        During the week, I generally have breakfast on the run: typically herb tea + a raisin bagel with cream cheese, or a large OJ + a fried egg sandwich with sausage and cheese.

                                                                                                                                                        Weekends are when it becomes more elaborate.

                                                                                                                                                        For brunch today:

                                                                                                                                                        Caramelized fairy tale eggplant, heirloom tomatoes -- fairy tale eggplant cooked in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper. I added some chopped heirloom tomatoes during the last minute of cooking, then stirred in some minced flat-leaf parsley and drizzled a little extra-virgin olive oil and a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar on top.

                                                                                                                                                        Deconstructed "BLT sandwich" -- salad greens, bacon, hard-cooked egg, croutons fried in bacon drippings, shallot-herb mayonnaise, tomato confit, mustard vinaigrette.

                                                                                                                                                        Tomato confit: plum tomatoes seasoned with olive oil, salt and pepper, then roasted for 6-7 hours at 250 F, then packed in olive oil.

                                                                                                                                                        Shallot-herb mayo: whole egg, shallots, sea salt, black pepper, parsley, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, sugar, safflower oil.

                                                                                                                                                        Mustard vinaigrette: white wine vinegar, sea salt, black pepper, Dijon mustard, extra-virgin olive oil, sugar, garlic, thyme.