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I've gone to my farm in Kentucky for the weekend. It's a great place to relax, do a little hard physical labor, and forget about the rest of the world. If you don't have such a place, I highly suggest you get one.

In the meantime, here's something I found for you to read that might egg you on.

See you on Monday.

J. Peterman

From: The Guardian



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February 25, 2012 12:01 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

Ah, Mr. P. How could you?

Just ate. And now you make me hungry for a good ol' British breakfast fry-up.

February 25, 2012 12:03 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

As our good Brit friend, Ray, used to say of an English breakfast:

Good value for money.

February 25, 2012 12:08 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

When in England, we prefer hot tea for breakfast.

When we first visited there in the early 70's, Brits did too.

Over the years, though, we've noticed they seem to gradually have switched to coffee.

February 25, 2012 12:10 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

In England, we prefer breakfast.

In the states, we prefer brunch.

February 25, 2012 7:41 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

What poncey idiot food photographer put a sprig of parsley on an English breakfast?

February 25, 2012 7:49 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Love the article in The Guardian and wish my computer would let me finish it as well as click onto what HAZEL calls a "side salad" which seems to be a piece about what Chefs eat for breakfast.

Much as I love coffee, I must start each day with a cup of English Breakfast Tea. For me its Elixir of Life. English Breakfast was synonymous with wonderful and delicious growing up. A broiled tomato! Sometimes calves liver (calf's liver), all divine. Most days my mother would insist I eat breakfast but didn't participate, so it was mostly a bowl of cereal or boiled eggs and toast. My quest to leave the house without breakfast became fierce.

Little did I know I would spend 20 years of my life cooking approx 300 breakfasts each weekend morning. People love to go out to breakfast, but they are cranky. If they are in a popular venue they have been waiting to be seated so they can be quite ferocious and it is necessary to fill their cups with coffee immediately. Muffin bites (mini muffins) and cornbread should be presented with the menues because in a packed restaurant, by the time your order gets into the kitchen, it is still going to be another 12 minutes (if you're lucky).

For some reason unbeknownst to me or anyone who knows me, I am very fast at cooking eggs. I always ended up doing the cooking myself because I couldnt find anyone else who was fast enough or who loved eggs.

I love eggs. Someone else can cook the pancakes and French Toast, but I will do the omelettes et al. Although I always had an interesting and eclectic breakfast menu, in the end people want their eggs cooked as their mother did. The "regular" way.

I am sitting here blathering on instead of going through 6 cases of eggs (30 doz each), or making Hollandaise from 25 yolks (you can make Hollandaise ahead and hold it in a thermos) or determining your definition of "over hard" "over easy" etc and I am VERY HAPPY, but it was an experience I wouldn't trade.

One more random recollection...frustrated 18 year old idiot waitress, reticent over 65 gentleman customer. "How would you like your eggs?" "Fried" "but how do you want them?" "Fried fried!!"

It finally occurred to me that some gentlemen who were married for many years responded to "How do you want your eggs--fried or scrambled?" and had NO idea how their wives had been cooking them for 40 years--over, sunny whatever.

Had the tea, need the coffee. What are having for breakfast?

February 25, 2012 7:50 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Yikes! That is the longest post ever...sorry!

February 25, 2012 7:53 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Hazel ~
That's funny… probably the same one who thought that dried out bread looked like toast and where are the beans, bacon, sausages and kipper?
The tomatoes look delicious and the eggs fresh if grossly under-peppered though.

February 25, 2012 7:56 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

ChefDeb, for breakfast today?

Breakfast tacos.




February 25, 2012 8:00 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

ChefDeb, agreed.

If I ever own a restaurant -- which I will not -- I will present patrons with something to eat the second they are seated.

The longer they wait, the more snarly they become.


But not me, of course.

No, no. Not me.

Uh-uh. Surely not me.

February 25, 2012 8:04 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Not me, LL, I still prefer breakfast anytime! Breakfast is my favorite meal! Two eggs scrambled with cheese, or 2 over medium with grits, or two soft boiled with toast....and Jimmy Dean sausages, crisp bacon (degreased on several soft paper towels), V8 juice, OJ, cranberry-pomegranate, or plain tomato juice to go with it, and of course, 2 cups of coffee! Toast optional at times, but a split biscuit with butter in the toaster oven is heavenly! Grape jam, fig preserves, orange marmalade, or guava jelly for the toast.

Coffee with a good brand, such as Peet's Major Dickason, or even Maxwell House French Roast....just the smell of it brewing will get my day going!

In fact, the sun came up at 7:30, and I have coffee brewing I am out of here to fix said breakfast! Then off to a day in the city with the granddaughter to see her last basketball game and the awards after, then to join an old friend in a family reunion type of birthday celebration as he marks his 90th birthday! (Then to bring the grandD. back to my house for overnight and tomorrow when we will see Arrietty and ride horses. Life is good.) Good morning and good day to all Mr. P's villagers!!

All this makes me think of "Carolina in the Morning" -"Nothing could be finer..." Maybe Paolos can find us a musical rendition....

February 25, 2012 8:20 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 lotlot said...

I can just imagine the kind of breakfast Mr. P. has on the farm in Kentucky.

Scrumptious, if I imagine it right.


February 25, 2012 8:31 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

My favorite meal often having it two times a day.  I love breakfast and all breakfast foods wherever we are.  But I do have admit, coffee, good coffee, is a huge part of my idea of "good" breakfast.  Unfortunately dieting makes my breakfast, unless I'm willing to feel a little guilty (more and more often) boring except for that good coffee.

February 25, 2012 8:32 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

I had, at six-thirty, the usual all natural Classic Zone Bar (chocolate & peanut butter) with black coffee.
Soon, but not too soon, the door at the top of the stairs will creak open and the Beauty, in a very appealing morning voice, will say: "I'm ready to eat."
She has one scrambled egg on dark, buttered wheat toast and enjoys it more than it deserves to be enjoyed but… there it is.

February 25, 2012 8:34 AM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

...and, did I leave out the aromas surrounding and filling the house with their wonderful scents?  Coffee, toast, bacon, all with their distinctive yummy smells -- mouthwatering, homey and if I'm in the mood and add a little breakfast coffeecake or cinnamin bun...mmmm.

February 25, 2012 8:43 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

ChefDeb ~
Not too long and very enjoyable and it is too bad you can't access "Chef's best breakfasts" it is the best part of the whole deal… serious passion, even an egg Macmuffin if you can believe it.

February 25, 2012 8:58 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Our dad could cook only one thing but that, very well. It was the Denver omelet and during the week our mom was away at the birth of our little brother, we had a Denver on toast every morning with no complaint.
He had a hell of a time dicing the onion as small as he wanted it and one morning, I got out ahead of him and when he looked at the very thinly sliced onion waiting to be diced up, he asked in amazement: "How did you do this?"
"I used the cabbage slicer."
"Brilliant," he said, "where did you get the idea to do that?"
"It just occurred to me," I answered.
"No, seriously…"
The old mandolin is still a good tool if you're looking for a tiny dice.

February 25, 2012 9:12 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Gran set the table for the next day's breakfast at 9.30 every single
evening of a 60-year marriage while she made my grandfather his pre-bed supper
(two slices of cheddar and a buttered Jacob's cream cracker, if you're

I wonder if that tradition is continued anywhere, in any household.  I
recall my own mother doing the same, often with help from one or more of the
children.  I remember the table always being set for breakfast the night
before.  It was as traditional as leaving cookies and milk out for Santa on
Christmas eve.
ChefDeb ~  This is just a taste of what you missed from "Chef's best."
Curious what can inspire another's culinary delight.
I think that kick-started my love for down-market breakfasts –
the king of all of them, for me, being the McDonald's sausage and egg McMuffin.
There was a McDonald's by the bus stop on my way to school, and I used to go in
with my best friend Huw (who I now own Hawksmoor with) a few times a week and
get one. I'm not going to attempt an argument in their favour, they're just
dirty and delicious and we loved them when we were 11. I don't get them that
often now (although they're still a shameful pleasure), but we do a homage to it
at Hawksmoor: the sausage and egg HkMuffin, made with a flat sausage and either
Ogleshield or Colston Basset stilton and two fried eggs. There's a guy who comes
in once a week for one like clockwork – a man after my own

Thank you, Stoney, for taking care of Miss MooseL.  And give my best regards to our new Citizen.

February 25, 2012 9:14 AM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

Now, breakfast IS food to be excited about.  How could I have forgotten breakfast food?Breakfast food for supper is especially tasty and slightly unusual.

February 25, 2012 9:17 AM
Feet_up 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Thomas Typicalis said...

“To eat well in England you should have breakfast three times a day.” Stand by that Somerset Maughamification as one ponders Waffle House hash browns and the myriad ways.

February 25, 2012 9:29 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Waffle House, Cracker Barrel, IHOP, Perkin's Pancakes...or a simple Sunday morning brunch at Ray's on the River.  You can watch the fishermen in waders cast out their lines under the bridge over the Chattahoochee from your seat at the table while you eat and drink and eat again and again.

February 25, 2012 9:47 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

Thanks STONEY & PAOLOS. All right. I love a Dunkin Donuts Sausage Biscuit. Its only a once a year kind of thing, but I LOVE it. I agree that breakfast almost anywhere can be delicious, BUT as your friend I urge you to have your eggs cracked for you in some of the bigger chains & "family" restuarants as they tend to either pour them from a pre-scrambled CARTON of yellow stuff or even worse (from a bacterial point of view) they prepare a big bucket of them and leave around at room temperature for DAYS. So fried or poached is your best bet. And truth to be told, many places featuring Eggs Benedict poach eggs well in advance and just drop them back in water to heat them up. Pancakes for you today! SORRY....

February 25, 2012 9:48 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

lLOTLOT Breakfast tacos sound great!

February 25, 2012 9:54 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

And I swear to you,right now, if I were to fix myself some poached eggs on toast or spinach or hash or even in a cup, my mother would manage to call me from the Afterlife just as I am about to take my first bite. Are hot poached eggs good?

IVAN gave me the BEST recipe for poached eggs cooked in a wonderful tomato brew..Senior Moment is preventing me from remembering the name or going into the kitchen to look it up.

February 25, 2012 9:57 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

Good morning all! never need apologize & they will never be too long..................I am a hot tea gal w/ local dark honey & milk, maybe cream if we have run out. Obviously you will be manning the cooked to order egg station tomorrow late morning.....................I can't let's see if my theory is proved correct..................
PAOLOS.......................on the way to Charleston in late May my mother & I always stop at a Waffle House. It a fun part of our trip and as TT mentions, the homefries are wonderful...............the waitresses are also just about the nicest ladies around.............
MOOSE.....................Have a wonderful time w/ your family, it sounds like you have a great weekend planned.
ANDY.........................give in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
STONEY............................lovely story about the Denver omelet..............................
SPRING RAIN..........................ther's almost no one who doesn't like breakfast...................
LOT & HAZE................we can be in charge of the hot tea cart tomorrow.......................

February 25, 2012 10:28 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

CHEFD....................Okay, the thought of pre poached eggs is revolting & buckets of eggs sitting Waffle House you SEE them crack the eggs. I agree, poached on toast w/ lots of butter is the way to there a tactful way to ask if the eggs will be freshly cracked or if the eggs are pre poached? Having an autoimmune disease, that freaks me out, but I've lived this long...............soooooooooooooo, but the summer when I/we travel is the time I most eat breakfast foods out at a restaurant.
Well it's off to clean, hang linens outside on the line, shower & go to town for errands & lunch...............may you all have a wonderful Saturday of relaxation & good food!
( just a nice OT happy little thing that happened yesterday........I was looking at one of my student's math tests & going over some different strategies when I felt this rather light breeze by my ear..................I looked to my left & one of my kids, he is autistic, was blowing in my ear & smiling. He is a love bug to everyone and is one of the biggest rays of sunshine around. Anyway, it made me smile & cracked me up. It was one of the little delights you file away & when you think on it it will always bring a smile....................)

February 25, 2012 10:28 AM
Paolo 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 paolos said...

Tea or Coffee?  I'druther a Campari and orange juice.

Miss Bebe ~ Charleston is on my list of
favorite places to visit. If they would only have a Skyline. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.Skyline, SC shrimp and a cold one for breakfast or an afternoon snack. Mmmmmmmmmmmm....

February 25, 2012 10:49 AM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

BEBE darling girl, there doesn't have to be a "tactful" way to ask if the eggs are cracked to order, your server wants a big tip and will happily tell you. If your server doesn't know the answer....DING DING DING Fried! You can always substitute fried for poached with Benedict (lets face it, Hollandaise would taste good on...well, anything!). Chef's Bite Sunday morning in the kitchen: little stack of grilled aspargus, cup of Hollandaise for dipping.

February 25, 2012 10:54 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

paolos ~
Thought you might be sleeping in… will pass along your welcome.

spring rain ~

At our house, "breakfast food" meant dry cereal… which does in fact make a nice emergency meal once in awhile.
Glad to see that something catches your fancy.

I do love a terrific breakfast buffet but not before 11:00 AM.
The Sheraton in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Ca. has a beauty as does the Rennaissance on the Chicago River but then, Shoney's is hard to beat and cheap but minus the spectacular water views.

We too found the coffee in London so horrendously undrinkable that even the name was called into question.

bebe ~
"Wh-what is a weekend?"

Oh, right, that two day gift from God so long in coming and so short in duration.

February 25, 2012 11:21 AM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

Shrimp and grits w/fresh garlic ...real unsalted sweet butter..iron skillet....for the iron you ever no other...and you ..yourself...caught fresh ocean shrimp below the dock on the intercoastal waterway...exhaulting...ooh la la...soooo good...then the first sip...of good ole' no other...Breakfast...oogledelicious! .............................................................................................................................................................Breakfast breaks the Fast....

February 25, 2012 11:37 AM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

Way off this or any other topic: we had in the neighborhood an only child who played the accordion and sang… it was the kind of thing that could have given Chinese water torture a good name.
It was his extreme misfortune on two important levels that he had chosen to entertain us with his own version of a popular song: "Nothing could be finer than to be in Carol's liner in the morning," A) His mother had appeared unexpectedly behind him and B) He had a cousin by that name with whom he seemed unusually close if you know what I mean?
We were easy on him when, three or for days later, he showed up with the forty percent remnants of matching shiners made more remarkable because his old man had been out of town… it had to have been his mom who tagged him.
On the other hand, any time he started to get a little full of himself, we could be counted on to hum, whistle or sing that song in chorus as a reminder.

February 25, 2012 11:43 AM
004 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1 korthal said...

All this talk of food is making me hungry.
Yesterday at Harris Teeters I got some Chesapeake Bay back fin crab meat.
I think I'll make a little crab imperial and top that with a couple of poached eggs, English muffin with lots of butter on the side in honor of the English breakfast only that will be my dinner.

February 25, 2012 11:53 AM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-5 Georgia said...

VIOLET ROSE, I'm glad you mention shrimp and grits -- delicious no matter people's different recipes. And functional: On many menus now, you find it in every category, including dinner.
"Breakfast for supper" is among my favorites...seems many of us like it any time of day.  CHEDEB, not too long at all (your note). Continue, please!  STONEY, I'm with you on brunch...spent so many years feeding a family in the early morn (each wanting something different; I happily providing), brunch is a favorite when I have the chance. It's also a less-expensive-than-dinner way to entertain, as is afternoon or late-morning tea.
When I was a child coffee was for grownups only; milk and juice at breakfast for children. Now, I don't recall my parents enjoying coffee as do my friends who are coffee-lovers.Perhaps that's why I never learned to appreciate it; it smells wonderful, brewing, but doesn't deliver on that promise.  So with tea I remain, hot or ised. (82 degrees yesterday, by the way.  Whew.)  What possible logic pervaded my parents' brains to let me have iced tea with supper, but never coffee at any time (and tea was not then decaffeinated)?
Mr. Peterman, you chose a lovely followup to our "snacks" discussion, which included confessions of strange-to-some things many of us enjoy as snacks or, leftover, for breakfast. 
My far-too-few visits to England taught me Brits have had unfair bad press about their food.  Never did I eat ANYthing that wasn't delicious, and beautifully presented.  A shop owner asked what I thought of British food, and at my favorable response, she said, "They finally figured out we don't ALL want just fish and chips."
STONEY~right again: the parallel reading's recipes make the whole greater than the sum of its parts.  Especially does the muffin (not McDonald's) recipe make me want to get in the kitchen.
Oh, yes: One way I do like coffee: iced coffee-milk, emphasis on 'milk,' with far too much sugar. Best made with half-and-half.  A rare treat, else I'd balloon.  Doesn't matter when you drink it.

February 25, 2012 12:11 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Carol said...

When I was working breakfast usually consisted of peanut butter toast and coffee for me.  My husband would go for cold cereal or microwave oatmeal.  Now that I'm home I've begun our day more robustly with eggs in various forms and Ezekiel bread toast or sometimes pancakes and even grilled cheese sandwiches!  It's fun to mix it up a bit.   I'm one of the few who don't especially care for breakfast at lunch or dinner--just gets me confused, I guess!   I always enjoyed the European offerings of various sausages and cheeses for breakfast and that kind of brekkie I could anytime!   I am a coffee gal, but came to coffee late in life--well after the college years when most of my contemporaries picked up the habit.  In spite of owning a very modest collection of teapots and loving the charm of a 'tea party', I can't embrace a cup of tea, finding it reminds me of what 'weed water' must taste like.  And if I brew it longer, it just gets bitter.   

February 25, 2012 12:11 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

There is a lot to say about left-over cold pizza,.....good and better. I likes it.

Besides stopping by the local bakery for coffee and pastries, my favorite breakfast memories seem to be the roadside cafes, truck stops orrestaurants such as Nickerson Farms and Cracker Barrel when the fare often included, but was not limited to fresh omlettes, fried egg sandwiches, pancakes, breads, hash browns, biscuits-n-gravy, fried chicken and mounds of butter.

I think it was Nickerson Farms that had beehives mounted on the walls that were half-in-n-half-out of the building so they could be viewed by the customers. I doubt if we ever left one without a jar of honey.

It was always a great start to a day of driving across the great southwest in a '53 Pontiac without AC, with two sisters in the back seat, and praying for the gas needle to be close enough to 'E' so we could pull over and hope the restroom door wasn't locked.

What a detour that all began with cold pizza for breakfast.......

It is a sunny Saturday in my neck of the woods, hope it is in yours.

February 25, 2012 1:08 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

HOWDY  Y'ALL !!!!!!!
I am sitting here in the Office waiting for the Saturday Morning Service to to morph into Noon Prayers, and I thought I would check by the Village and see who was up and around !!! 
Seems Mr. Peterson has play'd right into our hands, giving us a Topic that we don't have to segue into Food !!!
Shrimp n' Grits is a marvelous dish, and I love it ... but NOT for Breakfast ....... I NEVER eat Seafood for Breakfast ... The smell just isn't right ... Great for Dinner, Great for Supper ... but, first thing in the morning (for me) it is a wretched put-off ....... Had an Uncle who used to love Pickled Herring out of a Jar, for Breakfast ... and it foul'd the entire Dining Room when he open'd the Jar ... I could no longer taste anything on my plate ...
CHEFDEB:  Can't remember which Dish it was you ask'd me about, as there are several I do that are fairly similar, except for Spicing and Presentation ... I'll try and think of it ...
Breakfast was easy this Morning ... Three Eggs Scrambled Dry, without scorching, whip'd with Half & Half,  a dash of Peychaud's Bitters and a Tinkerbelle Pinch of Garlic Powder, two links of flame roasted Kielbasa(the Hibachi fits right on top of the stove) and sliced Tomato with Lime & Black Pepper, a lick of Sea Salt ... Cathead Bisquits with Blackberry Compote, and a Stack of Buckwheat Cakes on the side, with lotsa Butter, Peanut Butter between the Layers, and White Karo over the Top ... a Barrel of Seaport Coffee w/ Chickory, and a large glass of Grapefruit Juice .......
Gotta Go !!!
See Y'all Later .......

February 25, 2012 1:32 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

IVAN reading what you ate for breakfast made me have to take a nap!!

Thanks GEORGIA! KORTHAL's dinner is going to be divine.

I had ham on rye with butter and grainy mustard for breakfast. A favorite early morning NYC breakfast on days I had early classes to teach was Grilled Cheese and Bacon on rye with a Chocolate Shake. My better instincts do not guide me to oatmeal I am afraid. However, the biggest changes in Breakfast Selections at my restaurants occurred in the past ten years when Egg white Omelettes (I blame Seinfeld)-a true pain in the butt--and oatmeal became popular. I did offer oatmeal in a variety of interesting ways and went through about 50 lbs of rolled oats a week!

February 25, 2012 4:42 PM
Me_and_dave 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Andy said...

Ivan ~ Not even kippers?  Not even lox on that bagel? 

February 25, 2012 4:52 PM
4244 Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 ChefDeb said...

I know the last thing you need is one more comment from me, but when you order eggs PLEASE don't say "and I want the whites cooked." We know. Thats why we get paid for cooking.

Hope everyone has a tasty weekend!

February 25, 2012 5:08 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 hazel leese said...

ChefDeb~ sad to say, the reason people SAY they want the whites cooked is because too many slimy, snotty looking undercooked eggs slither out of kitchens.

February 25, 2012 6:28 PM
10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Stoney said...

There is, in Schofield, Wisconsin, a restaurant where the service staff, God bless them, take the trouble to explain that over easy eggs will have runny whites.
It is the only one I have ever run into and it apparently means that there are at least some diners who like them that way. "Indeed, Sir or Madam, we'll do our best to send you doubled over and writhing to the emergency room."

You know what I miss? I miss real skillful knife work, the kind real butchers did with incredibly sharp knives. The kind a lot of home cooks were really good at and they all did it with knives sharpened to hell and gone.
If it were not for Jacques Pepin, it would be impossible to see any of it anymore.

Ivan ~
I'm right there with you when it comes to seafood in the morning… not even Mrs. Pauls.

February 25, 2012 6:37 PM
Photo 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Peter Lake said...

Gag me with a spoon!.......'slimy, snotty looking undercooked eggs slithering' through the tines of my fork...... I'm with you Hazel!

When in doubt.....scramble 'em

February 25, 2012 7:25 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

Sorry I came late to this party- - I did have time to make brekkie before dashing out- - no office time,tho. Breakfast was a grape fruit,just peeled and eaten, and then some smoked salmon,diced witha jalepeno,and a tomato,and some baby portabella 'shrooms, sauteed in evoo, and when they started to get good, some cubed french bread,alittle more evoo, and then two eggs,cracked and layed lovingly atop the the aforementioned mix...after the whites begun to firm, a cover was loosely atop, to help speed the transition to semi done egg, well done white, but enough yolk left to be shmooshed when I mashed it on the plate,with the fork. It was heavenly.  Coffee on the side. I lovebreakfast,and the making and serving,and EATing it.  You're all invited,the next time I park the RoadYacht  by Y'all's house, in the campground, or wherever I can, by where yat

February 25, 2012 9:11 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1 spring rain said...

I am thankful to have been born after coffee was discovered.  I could go without food, but not coffee.

Coffee: the sweet nectar of life.

February 25, 2012 9:21 PM
Com-100Com-300Com-500First-comHr-1 bebe said...

CAROL.....................I LOVE peanut butter on toast for breakfast. I am ashamed to say that I love it on soft as cotton candy Bunny bread toast................mmmmmmmmmmmmm.......................................
CHEFD................everything you've said today has been great.....................that was a wonderful observation about the older men who came in and were confused when asked about their eggs...............sad.................glad you figured that out. Me, I'm enjoying all your posts & learning a lot........................
HAZEL...................slimy eggs are the worst.......................

February 25, 2012 10:31 PM
10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 Mooseloop said...

Thanks for the good wishes...Yes, it turned out to be a perfect day....the granddaughter's team won 18-6 their last bb game of the season....medals all around....:"Most improved, " "Most points scored," "Most rebounds," "Most free throws," "Best Defense," and so on....all 4th and 5th grade girls getting their confidence lifted! Really animated lady coach!

Then off to the birthday at a luxury country club for a 40+ yrs.' friend who turns 90 on 2/28, and his kids all came to attend (some from Arkansas, some from Phoenix, grandkids from all over the map, and a life time of neighbors, friends, and their families! ) Wonderful spread of food, cookies, sandwiches, shrimp, desserts, and a large birthday cake!

Then fighting the Atlanta traffic with 3 construction sites on the beltway/perimeter I-285, and finally getting off the dang thing to use the backroads where Stone Mountain Industrial Rd. becomes Jimmy Carter Blvd., then Holcomb Bridge Rd., then Crossville Rd,. and then Hwy 92...all the same 4 lane that parallels the perimeter, and got me home without all the backup of the 285! I felt so smart taking the local road from east to west when nearly everyone else was stuck out there in that parking lot on the "expressway'! Ha! Still, it was an hour and a half to travel from one side of town to another,a nd get the granddaughter home to my house.

Nice steak, potatoes, butter peas dinner, watched "The Devil Wears Prada"...again... and read some kind of dragon book with missy, then off to the pillows....Good day....Grateful for this day and blessings....G'night all!

February 25, 2012 10:35 PM
P8041286 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300First-comFirst-photoHr-1 IvyGailWinds said...

In the morning, Meet everyone at the Huddlehouse for the Breakfast Special and hot coffee...w/ Penn State Cream from their famous Creamery...all the ice cream..milk... cream, half and half. cream cheese they is out this universe....

February 25, 2012 11:10 PM
Stage_2 10photoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 JALOPKIN said...

MISS ANDY:   Don't eat Kippurs ... EVER !!!
Love Nova Lox on my Bagel or sandwich'd on Black Rye, with a little schmear and Durkee's Sauce ... maybe some thin-sliced Bermuda Onion ... but not even Lox, for Breakfast ... No Seafood for Breakfast ...
STONEY:  Great to be in the Mix with You !!!
CHEFDEB:   A workin' Man has gotta have Fuel !!!!!!!  And that was a quick Breakfast, nothin' fancy .......

February 25, 2012 11:26 PM
4224 10photoviews10videoviewsCom-100Com-300Com-500First-comFirst-photoFirst-reviewFirst-videoHr-1Hr-10Hr-5 RoadYacht said...

all I can say....besides that "I loves me some chow" is that we seem to be,er, bound to those carbs in the morning....DON'T DO IT... eat fruit ,n' proteins....forget the sugars!!!

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