Breakfast. For me – if it’s not exciting – I’d rather decline and just have a cup of coffee – or tea if we’re out of coffee.
My dear husband and I have had much discussion on this topic over the years – and we know we shall never agree (sigh) – but rather we will always “agree to disagree”.
I believe that every meal should be exciting and especially in the morning. Nothing dull and boring for me – such as dry cereal. No indeed. I require excitement for my palette. It’s something to look forward to – a reason to GET UP in the morning!
Greg would settle for dry cereal – several different ones in fact – IN THE SAME BOWL – sprinkled with a little milk to make it good and soggy. He eats the SAME THING every morning – and has for as long as I’ve known him. Yuck. Boring. NOT FOR ME!!
I like a Danish – or a muffin – pancakes, french toast or an omelette made to perfection. There is only one kind of cereal I can tolerate in the morning – and that is a very yummy maple pecan granola. All other cereal (if I am forced to eat it) should be consumed in the evening hours (when no one can see me).
Greg has tried to “push” his cereal on me – especially when he’s panicking as the cereal in the boxes is getting older and may get stale – and he knows there’s NO WAY our dear son will eat stale cereal. But if does not work – like I said – I would rather have NOTHING than eat that foul stuff. Greg buys cereal on sale and actually likes things like corn flakes, Cheerios and all kinds of other tasteless varieties – because he mixes them together. To him – that’s VERY exciting.
Both of “my boys” can consume LARGE quantities of cereal. It’s amazing to watch. Shawn has taken on his dear father’s love of cereal in the morning. In fact I think Shawn would eat it every meal of the day if we’d let him and there was nothing else in the house.
When Greg and I were first dating – he would come over to my house and see all the cereal boxes pretty much left for dead in my parent’s kitchen cupboard. I remember he was AMAZED how cereal could actually sit there long enough to get stale! It would never have happened in his home growing up with 3 hungry BOYS!! At my home growing up – when a cereal started to get stale – none of us women (my mom, sister and me) would have anything more to do with it – and my Dad ended up being the “garbage can” for everything we “cast off”. It’s really amazing that my Dad doesn’t weigh about 1000 pounds after all those years of eating everything we wouldn’t.
Today I poached 2 eggs in boiling water – the “Julia Child” way. It was amazing – no oils or butter – just water to cook it. I gave one to Greg and ate the other. I said, “now THIS is exciting” I added a corn bread muffin on the side with my coffee and had a winner.
So please DON’T pass the dry cereal to me. I won’t be eating that for breakfast. After all – it IS the most important meal of the day.
Here’s wishing you an exciting day for your palette – made to order just the way you like it!