Breakfast. Whether you eat it
- in the morning,
- at night,
- with family and friends,
- in front of the television,
- in a restaurant,
- watching the sun rise or watching it set,
- hot or cold
– it’s arguably the best meal of the day. Amiright? And even if you choose to keep it basic with cereal, pancakes, a fruit, toast…I could keep going, it’s still mmmmmmgood. Once you start adding your own personal touch to it – magic. And you never grow out of loving it.
But some people may think american’s lack imagination when it comes to breakfast – that I completely disagree with. Now whether or not we put in the effort or have the time to create it is a separate issue.
Here’s a list of quintessential breakfast meals in America and a few from around the world. Bon appetite!
Forget about fast food breakfast and breakfast bars that come in a box – block it from your mind. It’s popular, yes, but extremely overrated! Let me restore your faith in making something yummy at home with a recipe.
UPDATE: I made these this morning (4-2-15) and they were the BOMB DOT COM!!! We were on a tight schedule this morning to get my daughter to her a.m. jump rope club meetup, so yes….I look crazy 🙂 But the hashbrown…mmmmm!
I can’t resist eating pancakes without some blueberries added into the batter, yum!
Enjoy with a smoothie, Orange Juice, or Water and you got yourself one hell of a breakfast!
- Thick Hot Chocolate
This I found from USA Today and just had to add because of our upcoming move to Spain.
- fermented soybean dish called natto
- white rice,
- miso soup,
- kabocha squash simmered in soy sauce and sweet sake (kabocha no nimono),
- pickled cucumber,
- rolled egg omelet (tamagoyaki)
- grilled salmon.
- honey and clotted cream, called kaymak, on toasted bread
- green and black olives
- fried eggs with a spicy sausage called sucuk
- hard-boiled eggs
- thick grape syrup (pekmez) with tahini on top
- an assortment of sheep-, goat- and cow-milk cheeses
- quince and blackberry jams
- pastries and bread
- tomatoes, cucumbers, white radishes and other fresh vegetables
- kahvaltilik biber salcasi, a paste made of grilled red peppers
- hazelnut-flavored halvah, the dense dessert
- milk and orange juice
- a single kiwi
- tartine, an open-faced baguette with butter and blackberry jam
- cold cereal with milk
- and freshly squeezed orange juice
- cornmeal porridge called phala with soy and groundnut flour
- deep-fried fritters made of cornmeal, onions, garlic and chiles, along with boiled sweet potato and pumpkin
- and a dark red juice made from dried hibiscus flowers and sugar
- oatmeal porridge is called hafragrautur, a staple breakfast in Iceland. The oatmeal is cooked in water or milk and often served with brown sugar, maple syrup, butter, fruit or surmjolk (sour milk).
- lysi, or cod-liver oil. For part of the year, when the sun barely clears Iceland’s horizon, sunlight is a poor source of vitamin D — but the vitamin is plentiful in fish oils.
- glass of milk
- bread with unsalted butter and — most important — sweet sprinkles, which come in multiple flavors (chocolate, vanilla, fruit) and sizes (small, large, shavings)
- Fun Fact:Dutch eat at least 750,000 slices of bread topped with the chocolate sprinkles called hagelslag (‘‘hailstorm’’)
- A cup of chocolate milk or coffee
- ham and cheese
- pão com manteiga, bread with butter.
It’s always almost Saturday and that’s a great time to get cookin!
I used an article by The New York Times for my “around the world” breakfast’s
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