Most important meal of the day

Published November 11, 2009

I rarely have breakfast. What fascinates me about that first meal is that there are select things you are supposed to have, and that’s all. For lunch, you can have anything in the world, although it is meant to be relatively light. Sandwiches with any filling, a hundred different types of salads, soup, pasta, and smaller versions of main meals. For dinner, the possibilties are endless!

Breakfast though, it tends to be one of the following:

  • Something in a bowl. It might be cereal with milk, it might be porridge (yeugh!), it could even be fruit if you’re feeling particularly healthy, but generally speaking bowls play a big part in breakfast foods.
  • Something from a frying pan. Bacon and eggs, pancakes, or similar fried delights. I can never really get my head around eating a giant fry up in the morning, even if you do have a hangover.
  • Something warmed up. Toast is just bread warmed up, croissants are just pastry warmed up. Throw in some butter, margarine, jam or honey (yeugh!) and you’ve pretty much got breakfast sussed.
  • Drinks: Tea, coffee, various juices, milk.

Why are there so many rules regarding breakfast?

We went to Frankie & Benny’s over the weekend, and I was perusing the breakfast menu. I was shocked to find steak and eggs on there. Has anyone ever eaten a steak for breakfast? Why do I get funny looks cracking open a carbonated beverage so early on? (Incidentally, bubbles are my cure for a hangover, rather than fried goods). And why is pizza for breakfast frowned upon?

They say it’s the most important meal of the day, therefore I say we should have what we like.

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