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September 24th, 2004

The Breakfast Stalemate

I usually eat breakfast in the morning. I look at it this way: I’ve been sleeping for eight hours (on a good day,) and my body’s been without food for a pretty long stretch of time. But some days – like today – I have a hard time finding anything really appealing to me here in the house. Cereal is the usual breakfast of choice, but I’m wondering if something more would do it. And given that it’s a workday, that eliminates a lot of potential choices.

Did you ever have a breakfast stalemate? What was your solution?

Posted in Food and Beverage

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 10:52:02 am
We always have bagels and lots of spreads handy, so if cereal isn't doing it (or we've run out of milk), we're set.

I keep meaning to bake up some breakfast muffins:

or make breakfast lentils:

for something more substantial.

(note: stuttercut is down right now, but will be back once the proprietor returns from Italy. I thought it was worth including the link.)

FROM: Chris
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 11:22:16 am
Usually breakfast cereal, except lately I've been getting home after 8 PM and having Cheerios for dinner. So, I've been eating more donuts and pop tarts lately for breakfast.

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 3:30:48 pm
I'm a big fan of breads for breakfast, along with cereal. I rarely have a "big" breakfast anymore...

My ideal breakfast is a bowl of good cereal and a whole wheat bagel with half earth balance and half better than cream cheese w/ chives. Contentment.

FROM: cate
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 6:17:24 pm
I don't know why, but my mom subscribes me to a trailer park cooking magazine (okay, that's not the real title, but any magazine where more than half of the recipes call for Velveeta and/or crushed Fritos is a little white trash around the edges - not that there's anything wrong with that) and someone in KS or KY or MO had submitted a recipe that involves frying a couple of frozen waffles in butter, then adding slices of green apple, topping it with a slice or two of good old American cheese and sandwiching it together into... well, a sandwich. Yes, it sounds kind of icky, but OH-MY-GOSH it's good, it's like a guilty pleasure breakfast - it is to breakfast what Britney Spears is to music (and at least it's not on the cover of every magazine on the planet). And, okay, it's not exactly a quick breakfast, but it's definitely an alternative to a Nutrigrain bar, and if you're starting your day with something fried with butter, you've got nowhere to go but up.

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Friday September 24, 2004 -- 9:24:09 pm
Every day I have a big bowl of cereal: something like Frosted Mini Wheats or Frost Flakes (because I like them and they're always on sale) and a dash of Kashi Good Friends mixed in. Believe me, that'll keep your functions functioning.

DATE: Wednesday January 5, 2005 -- 4:13:17 pm
I never eat cereal, it takes like 10 minutes, i just cant do it. I just usually have a really big lunch then that tides me over until the next day.

FROM: Paul
DATE: Wednesday January 5, 2005 -- 4:45:04 pm
I never eat cereal, it takes like 10 minutes, i just cant do it.

Cereal takes ten minutes? Ken, come on dude. :)

FROM: Kate
DATE: Wednesday January 5, 2005 -- 5:24:12 pm
I usually just grab a pop-tart or one of those cereal bars. Open the package and go!! (Of course, pop-tarts are better warm.)

DATE: Wednesday August 31, 2005 -- 8:34:13 pm
I wonder why the pop tarts come with two but the box tells you to eat one! Oh! yea like you really want just one. What do you think?

DATE: Wednesday May 31, 2006 -- 5:30:27 pm
Try Garden Veggie seasoned Triscots with part skim mozzerella or roasted red pepper hummus, or what ever you want. It makes you feel like you ate the obligatory breakfast-grain with a topping that's not drizzled in butter.

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