How many of you are eating breakfast? If so, what do you eat? I rarely eat breakfast when I was in elementary and high school or even in college. Even if I did, I never seemed to enjoy it. But when my family and I do eat out for breakfast, that's the time I savored the moment. I still remember during holidays, J would wake up early in the morning to pick me up so we could have a long, slow breakfast that would lasts for hours. I appreciate it when mornings are slow and you get to take pleasure in the conversation with your loved ones without any gadgets on hand.
My usual breakfast in school (if there's kitchen operation) is omelette or overeasy eggs, toast bread with butter or rice, type of processed meat, usually bacon and some fruit. Sometimes, with waffles with blueberry preserved, whipped cream and pancake syrup. When I'm hungry, I eat everything and even if i'm not that hungry, most of the time I end up feeling sleepy and lethargic. But I would eat the same thing over again the following day.
My breakfast at home is not like the one in school. I don't have the luxury of time to prepare that kind of meal everyday. We did have eggs, bacon, corned beef, pancakes, bread and rice but on different days. Sometimes, I would serve leftover food from dinner for breakfast. J wakes up early in the morning so he would usually have his hot chocolate and if there's fruit in the chiller, he would eat that too. If there's leftover granola, he would also indulge with it. I also love those nutritious and nourishing granola but I want to eat something different.
My cravings every morning are eclectic. Sometimes I don't know what to eat because I used to feel nauseous. So, I eat crackers. But there were mornings that I would eat something unhealthy like luncheon meat or bacon and fried rice and I would feel bad afterwards. There were days that I only eat in small portions like boiled egg with salt, bananas or just chicken broth.
I'm taking advantage of my slow mornings while I'm on leave from work. I felt my body responds differently these days so I'm taking it easy. I will reward myself with a breakfast platter consists of medium boiled egg, asparagus, some feta cheese (I actually prefer goat's cheese), olives, white beans in tomato sauce and crusty bread. Some prosciutto and smoked salmon would be nice too when I'm allowed to eat them already. And if there's avocado, the breakfast platter would have been perfect.
My Breakfast Platter
- 8 pcs asparagus, blanched
- 1 medium-boiled egg
- goat's cheese or feta cheese
- 8 green olives
- white beans in tomato sauce
- ciabatta bread
I wonder what my next breakfast would be. But for now this is my quintessential breakfast. What's yours?