Today’s prompt asked us to talk about our morning ritual. As ever, when it comes to a prompt like this, I can’t really do a post about a morning ritual, as I don’t really have one. Not working means that my mornings are pretty relaxed affairs, and so I decided to twist the prompt to suit me, again!
I always try to eat breakfast, when I can. I could pretend that this is because breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but the reality is that it’s the most delicious meal of the day. Breakfast is my favourite meal to eat out, and though home breakfasts aren’t all that exciting, I still love them.
Breakfast this morning was one of the not-so-exciting ones. I had an English muffin and a cup of tea. Not the healthiest, but by no means the unhealthiest either. And I do love an English muffin. When I went away with my friends a couple of weeks ago, we had proper breakfasts two out of the three mornings, both cooked by Anna (which will probably surprise everyone who knows her!). I had bacon in an English muffin on one of the days, something which I’ve never really had before but will be definitely be repeating in the future. I don’t actually eat a lot of bacon, and when I do I have to wait for it to be almost completely cold before I eat it. It’s a bit of a pain but it’s a quirk I picked up years ago and I haven’t been able to shake it.
Anna also made eggy bread for us, which I had with baked beans, also a lovely treat. I don’t think I’ve ever made eggy bread myself, but I do enjoy it. Anna’s husband Rob is also a good breakfast chef; not too long ago I stayed at their house and he made American style pancakes with bacon. What a champ; they were delicious too.
The best fried breakfast I ever had was at a café in Canterbury, in 2006. I have tried to find out the name of it, but I can’t find my journal from that year. I was visiting my friend Jen at university, and we went for breakfast, and it was so good (with the best fried bread ever), that I have never forgotten about it!
Before you run away with the idea that I have clogged arteries from all the fried breakfasts I eat, I should point out that I rarely eat fried food for breakfast. A fried breakfast is a treat that I indulge in very rarely, and a breakfast doesn’t have to comprise fried foods to delight me. Every year, when I do some seasonal work for the company my friend works for, I stay at a Hilton hotel in London, and I get to have a Hilton breakfast buffet. I rarely opt for the fried options, usually going for a croissant, cereal, fruit, or toast, but it’s still something that I start getting excited about months in advance!
Do you eat breakfast every day? Are you fanatical about it like I am?