A Tale of Three Breakfasts

Every once in a while, we fancy a cooked breakfast. A coffee and bacon roll don’t really count, and the last full fry up we had was at the hotel for my birthday in May.
Since I’ve been with SW, such goodies are still on offer and as long as I’m careful, I can have the bacon/ham, eggs, and most of the trimmings.

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A good deterrent for me is only using 2 burners and my microwave, so hash browns, black pudding and sausages are missing from the plate, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, and I’ve heard that diet sausages are less tasty than the carton they come in. Hubby likes baked beans with his, but I prefer tomatoes.
I do have an itsy bitsy problem with fried bread, or ‘frying’ anything actually as I set the new smoke alarm off every blessed time, and nothing’s burning!

I love fried bread. I mean, Truly, Madly, Deeply.
It was one of the first things I learned how to cook, and it was not unusual for me to do myself a piece with a fried egg on top when I got home from school.
Cooked in lard (not dripping) at the time as oils weren’t part of Mum’s kitchen cupboard contents, it would turn out perfectly crunchy on both sides, and my egg had a lovely frilly brown edge over a runny centre. Great for dipping!
I can hear any nutritionists/dietitians/health experts amongst you gasping in horror, but believe me, my mouth is watering at the thought of that Celestial Fix from yesteryear which is a definite no-no now.

And so we come to our start to the day the other morning:

his-brreakfastHis breakfast:
one piece of fried bread (cut in half to savour twice), 2 slices of tomato, 4 slices of lean ham, scrambled egg and mushrooms.

my-breakfastMy breakfast (all Free foods, tomatoes and mushrooms being Speed food, and syn free):
3 slices lean ham, 2 large sliced tomatoes (less two slices), scrambled egg, 6 whole mushrooms.

maggies-breakfastMaggie’s breakfast:
Trust me, she had one small slice of ham and a scrambled egg. It was gone before I got the camera switched on!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to A Tale of Three Breakfasts

  1. Ritu says:

    It’s great how we can still have a full English!!!!

  2. That looks lush!! I love bacon(fat trimmed off), eggs, beans, tomatoes, mushrooms etc. I am a bugger for toast dripping with real salted butter though, it is one of my many downfalls. Really want a proper breakfast now 🙂

  3. Barb Knowles says:

    If only we lived closer….

  4. Maggie eats like a true dog!

  5. scifihammy says:

    I know it may be cliched, but I do think breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Yours are great 🙂

  6. Maggie gives her paws up approval.
    I’m with you – tomatoes are always welcomed

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