Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A Couple Breakfasts

Breakfast is a bit of an issue for me.  Not that I have some sort of vendetta against breakfast as a thing--it has every right to exist--but it's really the most overrated meal of the day.  I can't tell you how many times people have given me the (unsolicited) advice that if I just eat breakfast it'll prevent me from overeating later in the day.  If that works for you, great, but all it means for me is that I'm eating when I'm not hungry yet, which is a terrible precedent for the day.

"Eat when you're hungry, don't eat when you're not hungry" is basically rule 1 for me.  So when I eat "breakfast," it's usually around 11:00AM to 1:00PM.  Today I had kind of an early start, but that was because for some bizarre reason I just naturally got up at 8:30.  Weird.

For a while, my breakfast was always a few eggs cooked over-easy, sometimes with bacon, nothing else (while my family looked at me in disgust because over-easy eggs are something they associate with toast).  Recently I tried two breakfast foods that are worth a mention, though:

Sausage Eggs
These are basically Scotch eggs without the breading.  I fry up some bacon bits, coat hard-boiled eggs with pork sausage, top them with the bacon, and bake them.  I make a dozen of them and keep them in the refrigerator, I rarely eat more than two at a time, three if I'm really that hungry.
I didn't eat all of them at once, no.

Blueberry Breakfast Carnitas
I made this based on the recipe at PaleOMG, and it's just delicious.  The only issue I have with them is that they are RIDICULOUSLY sweet.  Even as the sugar addict I am, I was just like "damn."  Blueberries, apple juice, AND syrup?  I used water instead of apple juice (just to keep the pork roast from burning), and it was still really sweet, so I'd suggest at least halving the maple syrup.
It doesn't look great when I make it, but it's delicious.