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Breakfast musings - hot drinks

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Hot chocolate, coffee. We have hot chocolate sometimes for breakfast, but it is usually an occasional, late-night drink in the winter, now.

My father drank coffee, but none of the rest of us ever did. I remember opening my father’s Maxwell House coffee grounds can. I loved opening the new can because the smell of the coffee grounds was wonderful. I had the job of filling the coffee maker with the grounds and the water for dad’s morning breakfast. He got up early and turned on the coffee maker. He filled his thermos with that coffee and some crème (real cream on occasion, but usually half-n-half), and would take a cup filled with the same on his drive to work.

I do not think that dad ever had any hot chocolate. Mom did.

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NUTRON3 1/30/2013 8:24AM

    good memories

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PATRICIAAK 1/30/2013 12:13AM

    I, too, enjoy hot chocolate.

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Breakfast musings - dry cereal

Monday, January 28, 2013

Dry cereals: Rice Chex & Corn Chex, Shredded Wheat, Rice Krispies, and Cheerios. These were the standard cereals at my house as a child. We never had oatmeal, omelet’s, or other fancy stuff. Only cold cereal in the morning during the week, and cooked breakfast on the weekends. That was OK by me. I loved all these cereals and have them in my house today.

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BAMAJAM 1/29/2013 3:14PM

  Funny-- reading this only makes me think of corn flakes-- because that was the one and the only cereal that my dad ever bought for us! He was the grocery shopper, mom did not drive, so dad had all the "power" over all the purchases. Oh how delightful it was to spend the night at my friend's house, and in the morning I could have a different cereal from corn flakes! Wow...sometimes I could even have the choice from a "Post Ten" selection. Oh, the simple pleasures I missed! LOL
BTW---back in those days of history, the LARGE box of corn flakes was 24 cents!

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NUTRON3 1/29/2013 8:10AM

    Me too

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PATRICIAAK 1/28/2013 11:44PM

    it was a standard for us, too.

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1MYSTERY_LADY 1/28/2013 10:24PM

    I like dry cereal too. emoticon

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Not much done

Monday, January 28, 2013

I actually did get a lot of good work done today, but it felt like it did not get much done. Weird. Anyway, I did have a lovely time with my legal assistant. We simply had to talk about things together. I am blessed to have such a wonderful lady on my team. YEAH!!

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PATRICIAAK 1/28/2013 11:46PM

    sometimes checking things off a list helps me realize how much I really did.

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Breakfast musings - Oatmeal

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Oatmeal is my new favorite. Steel cut. No more highly processed oats for me. Oh, my, are they good. I like them a little bit soft, with some milk and maybe, if I have been very, very, good, some Damara sugar on the small bowl of oatmeal. It feels like love. Good stuff.

We were introduced to this kind of oatmeal at Laurel Inn, a B&B in the Hocking Hills of Ohio. We were served about 1/8 cup of this stuff. Loved it, had no idea what it was, so we asked. They brought out the label for the product, and I have purchased it many, many times over.

Yes, it takes some time to make it, but sitting in line at the fast-food joint takes nearly the same time, and NEVER, well, maybe at one place where we used to get breakfast croissants with ham and cheese (YUM), have I had a better breakfast food. I think I will put some walnuts or dried cranberries in it the next time I have this oatmeal. Pure heaven.

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PATRICIAAK 1/29/2013 1:38AM


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WALKINGRED 1/28/2013 1:28AM

    I recommend Coach's Oats (available at Costco)- they are steel cut, but a bit softer than other brands. Great hot or cold!


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    I've never had steel-cut, but use the old-fashioned. I must try it!

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BECKYSFRIEND 1/27/2013 10:26AM

    love oatmeal

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EVIE4NOW 1/27/2013 9:57AM

  Love oatmeal. I usually add cinnamon to help with my blood sugar and blueberries or strawberries just cuz I like them!

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Breakfast musings - Omelets

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Omelets. Omelets are my standard favorite, cooked at home about once a month. I like chorizo, ham, sausage, cheese, onions, avocado, and some other good things in/on my omelet.

I do NOT want any potatoes in/on my omelet. On the side, sure, and plenty of them, please, but not IN/ON my omelet.

I now have a minor passion for hollandaise sauce with avocado and bacon on my omelet. I place blame for that on a local restaurant. I have not made hollandaise sauce ever, and do not expect to do so, but WOW! Nice flavor!


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