Tuesday, November 25, 2008


Now I have heard for years that breakfast is the most important meal...because it kick-starts your day and breaks the fast that you did while sleeping. I have had a brother and a daughter who couldn't eat first thing in the morning or else they got sick. A couple solutions for that~#1 I get up a couple hours earlier then I need to, so I always have time to eat a little something and seeing as I don't have to rush and cram food down, I don't get bloated or feel like I ate a bowling ball.

Now I work in 2 different cafeterias throughout the year and 1 item they have is called "American breakfast"~it's scrambled eggs, a choice of 2 sausages or 4 strips of bacon, deep-fried potato cubes and bread (toast, biscuit or english muffin). Course some guests want to order poached or fried eggs, but everyone is stuck with scrambled. Right now at Maswik, the smell of eggs are enough to make you gag. So I wouldn't eat them if you paid me. I stopped eating bacon years ago. The potatoes & toast are both sometimes hard, cold or overdone. So I guess no "American breakfast" for me. But I wonder, how did those items become the standard food for us to eat in the mornings. Yes I realize that years ago alot of people had farms so a few people might of had enough eggs to feed the neighborhood every morning.

As for me...well some co-workers say I have boring food for breakfast because I was getting yogurt, fruit and sometimes a bagel with peanut butter on it. 1 of my managers also got me eating something that is now 1 of my favorite breakfasts...2 packages of instant oatmeal, big teaspoon (I don't really measure it out) of peanut butter, and 3/4 scoop of choclate whey powder.
I also love putting fruit in my blender to make different drinks (if I have the day off and the time to sit around until its gone.) Now that its getting late in the year my favorite fresh fruits are not available.

Not sure how people who travel around and stay in different hotels can handle having the "Continential breakfast" a pot of coffee and a tray of fattening pastries. Sure I can drink all the coffee you got but I'll skip the gooey/fattening, carb-loaded pastry. And do they really expect those pastries to give them energy & hold them over until lunch?
well as usual, I am running late...I need to get ready for the airport. Oh boy, airport food coming up next....LOL

1 comment:

FarmSchooler said...

Hello :o). Read your blog at RawFu.

This morning we had homemade Spinach-Quinoa Crackers w/ Fresh Garlic-Dill Goat Cheese + Sliced Avocados & Blk Olives. Id have like to have added chopped tomatoes, but wont get my new case until later this afternoon.

I buy produce 2 weeks at a time thru United natural Foods affiliate, Albert's Organics. I got 72lbs of organic Gala apples this time for $78.....lots of other things also (19 different cases actually) but my 40lbs of Jewel Sweet Potatoes were only $33.95 (includes shipping). You should contact UNFI and ask them if the have a co-op or buying club in your neighborhood. http://www.unitedbuyingclubs.com/ Its not sustainable, but its the best I can do right now....will help me get healthy enough to handle the crunch thats inevitably going to happen later.