Breakfast is my favorite meal, which is why one of my favorite scenes in the upcoming BEFORE AND AGAIN is Maggie Reid and her mother having room-service breakfast in their suite at the Devon Inn and Resort. Maple bacon, scrambled eggs, thick wheat toast, fresh berries with clotted cream? I drool as I write this, and Maggie and her mom didn’t even have sticky buns!
I’m a morning person. I do my best work between 5 AM and 8 AM, maybe because my mind is clear and fresh, maybe because no one else is awake so there a few interruptions. I also suspect it has something to do with the lure of breakfast to come when I’m done. Oh, I do have tea and often a piece of fruit while I’m working. But a full breakfast? Not ‘til after. And actually, I don’t necessarily pile a plate with all of the following things, but any one of them has the power to make my day.
What’s to love about breakfast?
Fresh-squeezed orange juice.
I love the color, the sweetness, the pulp. Oh, I know. The rule of thumb is to eat your calories rather than drink them, but I take that to mean alcoholic drinks with dinner, not pulpy OJ.
There’s a reason why we talk about moods being sunny. Sunny is happy. I find two eggs staring up at me from a plate to be uplifting.
Bad, bad, bad for you. I know. But great, great, great with eggs.
Warm pecan sticky buns.
OMG. My passion. No, I do not buy these on a regular basis, because I would eat them on a regular basis, which would not be good. But once in a while? Especially if we’re away from home and the buns are part of a buffet, nestled together in a large cast-iron skillet that’s come straight from the oven? Yummmm.
Hot, fresh-brewed coffee.
What can I say? One bite of sticky bun, one sip of coffee. Another bite of sticky bun, another sip of coffee. There’s something about combinations of tastes, and these work for me.
So do fresh berries – blueberries and raspberries. And grits. And morning glory muffins. And a bagel, cream cheese, and lox. And avocado toast. Even egg white frittata.
Oh oh oh, and pancakes? What about Great-Granny’s Panacea Pancakes, an heirloom specialty that Jamie MacAfee absolutely needs needs needs to introduce to her sudden son in BLUEPRINTS?
So many goodies to start the day. What works for you?
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