what’s your “cup of tea?”

My least favorite meal of the day is…breakfast. There’s no adventure to it. Unless you’re a gourmet chef…whether professional or amateur. Or if you are a connoisseur of eggs, bread, and coffee, like my husband.

Perhaps if I lived in Japan where rice is eaten three times a day, I’d like breakfast better. You see growing up in Hawaii, I ate rice every day, sometimes even for breakfast. Probably a tradition heavily influenced by the Chinese and Japanese immigrants who settled in the islands and worked on the plantations.

New Turkey Bacon!

The choices I’m permitted on the 2 or 3 diets I follow at any given time, sometimes simultaneously, are…eggs and turkey bacon…oatmeal and turkey bacon…or freshly-made juice and turkey bacon. Oh, I can definitely change it up if I’d like…veggie omelette, scrambled eggs with veggies, oatmeal with blueberries, oatmeal with diced apples, juices made with any combinations of fruits…apples, kiwi, strawberries, oranges, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, carrots, broccoli, spinach. Oh yes! And Instead of turkey bacon I can have Canadian bacon.

Yahoo! Aren’t I the lucky one!

What never, ever changes is my cup of green tea. Make mine decaf, please. I’m an insomniac, you see. Thanks to a middle-aged woman’s worst enemy…menopause.

I imagine in other parts of the world…like France and Italy…the first meal of the day offers more delights. Like chocolate croissants or pasta with meat sauce. I’ll bet the French and Italians don’t think twice about what they’ll have for breakfast. Do those folks even diet? Probably not since they have a glass of wine which is heart healthy.  If not at breakfast, then perhaps a couple of hours later. 

So much is made of breakfast being the most important meal of the day. I shouldn’t skip it or I’ll be grazing all day long, or my glucose level will spike. School children need a hearty breakfast so they’ll be primed to do their best work. 

I totally agree with all the research, but breakfast is still not my favorite meal of the day. Lunch is better…dinner better-er. Funny thing is when I’ve made breakfast for dinner…it’s been wonderful. Maybe it’s the novelty…or maybe it’s because…

…i’m not a morning person!…what’s your breakfast specialty?…


Breakfast of rasperries, blueberries and oatmeal.

16 thoughts on “what’s your “cup of tea?”

  1. I love breakfast when I have time to go someplace and indulge. I’m a fan of pancakes, French toast, waffles, breakfast burritos (they have rice sometimes), or anything that will fill me up. I eat a lot. But when I don’t have the time to go to a nice restaurant breakfast is boring: toast and Earl Grey. Maybe I should switch to your Green tea


    • I totally agree…breakfast out is so much more exciting. The possibilities seem endless, given the number of restaurants available. But at home…same old, same old. I guess I could break out my cookbooks, but who’s got that kind of time with a husband, a dog, and 3 cats.

      Green tea is suppose to be a great metabolizer, especially if you drink 3 or more cups a day. I try to remember to drink another cup or two during the day, but I don’t always make it.

      hugs…bet we’ve got more rain here in the seattle area than you do where you are…


    • Yogurt and muesli sounds yummy, although I can’t have too much dairy because of lactose intolerance. Once-in-a-while is fine. Peanut butter on toast would be heavenly for me as well, except I’m sensitive to wheat so I don’t eat as much bread as I had. But when I splurge…a PB&J sandwich is…to die for. 🙂


  2. As a farmer’s daughter– eggs/poultry no less, breakfast was an important part of the day. I passed that on to my children who now as adults eat breakfast,having slept through it during their teens. We love eggs, bacon, toast, jam, and strong coffee!


    • An original. I don’t know many farmer’s daughters, personally. It brings to mind such an idyllic, albeit hard-working lifestyle. However one with many rewards that are not bought in a fancy, downtown shop. I imagine you’ve a lot of common sense. And your hardy breakfast attests to that. No rabbit food for you. Wish my cholesterol and tendency to diabetes weren’t issues, then I’d have myself all that good stuff. 🙂


  3. I loved reading that you enjoy eating rice and that too for breakfast . As a South Asian, I love rice. But I get weird looks when I have it for breakfast. :p


    • Because I’m 65 with a genetic predisposition to diabetes I must refrain from eating too much rice. It immediately transforms into sugar once digested which spikes the glucose level in the body. Having said that, rice makes everything else on the plate taste yummier. Once in awhile I indulge still. And sometimes my indulging can last for a week or more. Then I’m back to a blander diet. That’s what happens when old age sets in. So enjoy your rice! Ignore those who might look at you weird. They’re uneducated as regards the delicacies that other cultures cherish. Pity them… 🙂


    • Oh my! I feel for you. I could not eat bran flakes with dried fruit and skim milk if my life depended upon it. Now if I was guaranteed to lose 20 pounds after one week…I might. I guess I’ll relish my variety of eggs, oatmeal, and fruit juices…with turkey bacon and green tea. hugs for making me…feel better about my plight. 😆


hugs for sharing some brief thoughts...and keeping them positive

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