Saturday, June 15, 2013

Breakfasts aren't the same....

... all over the world.

We're home from our huge trip.... and in full jet lag mode... so I don't feel perky...
... yet I am so glad to be home.   [There's no place like it in the whole wide world.]

During the trip I wrote in my journal some breakfast stuff that I found a bit interesting.....

For breakfast one morning in St. Petersburg the cook served penne pasta in some kind of buttery sauce.  It was yum for breakfast.

Another morning she served some thick pancakes with just a big dollop of sour cream on the side. That was a good breakfast, too.

When she served fried eggs for breakfast, she'd sprinkled some fresh cilantro on them.... yum.
(I really like cilantro.)

Oh, every single morning on each table she would have plates of sliced bread (kind of like sourdough bread) with a thick slice of delicious cheese on each slice.   (I think it was Havarti cheese.)
That was yum.

In England...
... hotel buffets always serve pork and beans for breakfast.  You can tell who's a Brit by how he/she treats the beans.  If it's put on toast (called 'beans on toast'), you've probably got a Brit.

And they also serve baked (or broiled) tomato slices on the breakfast bars.  (Not bad.)
They also serve scrambled eggs, and meat (usually Canadian-bacon-style bacon and thick sausage links).

In Brazil, where we lived back in the early '80's, they didn't serve eggs and bacon.  It usually was just bread (really good bread) with butter, and a kind of caffe late.   Yum.

I guess breakfast can be anything really.
Some folks like cold pizza.

What do YOU like for breakfast?
I like glazed cake donuts- with lots of coffee.

Oh, it seems Americans (at least Sam and Nancy) drink more coffee at breakfast time than the British do.  At two locations (one at our London hotel buffet, and the other in Heathrow airport) the waiters acted really surprised that we kept wanting more coffee.  
(I found myself almost apologizing.)

Well, that's my blog post for today.

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