I think breakfast is my favorite meal. In fact I’m sort of obsessed with it.
2 egg sandwiches on fresh biscuits with plum jam and 2 mugs of coffee with milk and agave nectar.
Growing up I didn’t like breakfast. I was forced to eat cereals and toast variations before running out the door for school. So when I went to college breakfast was in the list of ‘things to go that my parent’s made me do!’ Everyone has that list for when they finally get on their own. Mine consisted of not calling every night, going to parties, procrastinating homework assigned readings and ditching breakfast for good.
So this morning when I had the I Heart Breakfast Epiphany, I started thinking when did I begin to love breakfast?. When I started getting healthy again I set a goal to eat breakfast for 30 days straight. I knew breakfast was the key to starting a good day and I wanted that.
30 days of breakfasts teaches and reminds one of a lot of recipes. Pancakes, French Toasts, Waffles, Eggs and all their variants. I think somewhere around day 20, when I’d made it past the excitement of starting something new and the frustration of getting past the excitement and into the real life, with extra 30 minutes I needed every morning, I fell in love with the simple tastes of the first meal.
I think the biggest thing about breakfast that I love is the quick breads. I love sweet loaves and coffee cakes. Pancakes and waffles, easy biscuits. Mornings are cold. Bread makes me feel warm.
Has anyone ever noticed that breakfasts make coffee taste better? Pancakes make coffee taste amazing! And when I have sweeter meals I don’t even sweeten my coffee, just sip it after a bite of breakfast.
On the other hand… I do not enjoy lunch. Lunch is usually my throw away meal. I can skip lunch and the strange combinations of things I throw together to make a meal. Usually, random things I find in the pantry or fridge come together to make something filling. But I never enjoy it like I enjoy breakfast.
Question of the Day
Do you have a favorite meal?