Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So, when things get a little overwhelming, I just shut down for a morning hour or two and take it easy - at least mentally -- with a tiny little breakfast in bed. It's probably a colossal waste of time for some, but it works for me. I regroup, recharge, ready to face the world again. Breakfast in bed (really more of a little nosh) is a great way to slow down just a bit, to chill out -- a little luxury of time that I squirrel away for myself.
For some, breakfast can be a complicated affair. Bacon, eggs, kippers, toast, biscuits, marmalade, the local favorite goetta -- these are all the components of the BIG breakfast. My partner in life loves breakfast. It's his favorite meal to eat out. Pancakes, pigs-in-blanket, goetta (there's that strange word again -- a concoction made of pork, beef, and pin head or steel cut oats that is sauteed until crispy on the outside, smooth and creamy on the inside) he loves it all. Sometimes I think all of these lovely things are simply accompaniments for his coffee. He's a major coffee junkie. He could drink pots and pots all day long if left to his own devices.
I, on the other hand when allowed, prefer a bit lighter eye-opening fare. Egg whites, tea, an English muffin or fruit, yogurt -- these are more up my alley.
So today, I offer you one of my favorite simple breakfast pleasures: Rye toast with butter (no tub spread will do on vacation), favorite fruit juice, and hot green tea.
So next time you want to kick back in a small way, try a very little breakfast in bed. It's just one of those simple little things that we all tend to forget about and need to become reacquainted with from time to time. And these days any little thing helps.