My Favorite Meal of the Day? Breakfast!
I have written in the past about my love of Indian black tea, hot and iced. Even in the heat of summer, I love to start the day with a pot of Darjeeling, Assam, or Ceylon—or my personal blend of same. In the picture above, you can see my cheap Japanese metal teapot, which has an insert for the loose tea leaves so they don’t end of floating in my cup.
Of late, I have drunk my breakfast tea with either mesquite or desert wildflower honey, and a squeeze of fresh lime.
Accompanying it is usually one of the following:
- Quesadillas with pickled rajas de jalapeño chiles
- Huevos à la Mexicana: Scrambled eggs with chopped onions, garlic, serrano chiles, and (when available) tomatillos
- Toasted English muffin with melted cheddar cheese and Indian red chile powder
- Slices of cheese with crackers, the type of cheese varying with the season
- Jimmy Dean’s frozen biscuits with sausage
- Steel-cut oatmeal with dried cranberries or cherries and a dash of maple syrup
- Hominy grits cooked with a chicken bouillon cube with butter, sausage, and fresh ground pepper
- Sourdough toast with butter and garlic (for when I have a sore throat)
I would love to have grapefruit, but, like many men of my age, I am on Lipitor (generic Atorvastatin) to reduce cholesterol. It doesn’t work when you eat grapefruit.
Accompanying breakfast is my home-delivered copy of the Los Angeles Times. I scan the national, international, and local news, but spend most of my time with the puzzles and comics page.
When I have a good breakfast—and I usually do—the rest of the day starts of on a good footing.