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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Everyday simple food





This is one of my favorite lunches -- poached eggs on toast. Such a simple pleasure. Good bread is nice but not crucial. Salt and pepper are crucial. That's all -- bread, butter, eggs, salt and pepper. This dish gives me carbs and protein for a little staying power.

One of my favorite breakfasts is cream of wheat made with low fat milk, and topped with a bit of white sugar and cream. I often think I should have fruit and yogurt or a smoothie for breakfast, but when I get up in the morning I want grain. No matter how hard I try I can't talk myself into anything else. Even in the summer I prefer a hot bowl of grain to almost anything else.

What are your simple pleasures? Favorite breakfast and lunch?


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14 comments:

Abby said...

Toast with peanut butter and honey.

Toast with a runny egg - has to be runny!

Grits with salt, butter and, you guessed it, a runny egg! (No Cream of Wheat for this Southerner. I've heard that for most people it's one or the other. But I'm sure that's much too broad of a statement :)

Where would we be without eggs?

Suzie said...

That looks wonderful ...given my poached egg craving from earlier this week. We eat a lot of eggs for breakfast because they are available in quantity: omelets, sunnyside down, scrambled, etc. I like the ease of quiche because it can serve as breakfast for several days in a row. Homemade bread is a staple in many of our breakfasts and lunches, too.

scmom (Barbara) said...

Abby, I love both cream of wheat and grits, but don't usually eat grits alone or with sugar, like I do farina. Where WOULD we be without eggs? Love those hens!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Susie, usually it's just me eating eggs. The kids are not so simply fed! ;-)

RebekahRose said...

I am pregnant with twins and protein is the name of the game lately! I eat a variation of eggs almost every morning. I love 2 fried eggs with 2 pieces of bacon or canadian bacon and half a whole wheat bagel with cream cheese or toast on the side. I like making open faced bagel sandwiches too. Oatmeal with milk and brown sugar is up there for my favorites too! Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day, for lunch and dinner too! :)

Linda said...

I love poached or runny eggs on good toast for breakfast, but, if I miss out on doing that, a salad with a tiny bit of olive oil and lemon crowned by a poached, salted and peppered egg makes a wonderful bistro-style lunch. My tastes are simple, n'est-ce pas?

Barb, sfo said...

I love poached eggs, but they must be in a cup, not on the toast. And yes, salt and pepper are MUSTs!

My best "stick with you" breakfast is Good Morning Breakfast Rice. For lunch, I often have some sort of leftover dinner. Today I had some leftover roast chicken (that didn't make it into last night's enchiladas) so I sliced it thinly and piled it on some bread with mayo and a little salt for a yummy chicken sandwich.

scmom (Barbara) said...

RebekahRose, congratulations, and keep up that good nutrition!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Linda, your taste is much like mine! ;-)

scmom (Barbara) said...

Barb, good morning breakfast rice? Is that sweet rice or creamed rice?

Anonymous said...

My favorite protein bkfst: brush about 20" long sheet of parchment w/ olive oil. fold in half. Reopen paper, drop on two eggs, salt, pepper. Top with big handful of fresh baby spinach. Sprinkle w/ olive oil. Fold parchment paper all around to make a sealed "pocket". Cook on oven at 400 degrees about 6-7 minutes, experiment to get egg to doneness you like. Serve w/ favorite toast! Often I serve this on round Veggie Sausage patty -- the best! --Elizabeth kay

scmom (Barbara) said...

That sounds wonderful, Elizabeth. Thanks for sharing!

Barb, sfo said...

Here's the recipe for Good Morning Breakfast Rice. Kind of a rice pudding for breakfast (but not the wet, diner-style rice pudding)
http://sfomomfridge.blogspot.com/2011/01/good-morning-breakfast-rice.html

Tony Rose said...

I am a breakfast chef and I share your passion for poached eggs on toast, wonderful breakfast.