Welcome to this week’s festival of sharing eats for WIAW with Jenn over at Peas and Crayons! For those of you who enjoy breakfast and brunch and breakfast-for-dinner, buckle up, because you’ll love the ride that was my Sunday. It began with pancakes and ended with eggs, and basically contained all my favorite breakfast foods, which means lots of my favorite foods, because the answer to the question posed by the ineffable Leslie Knope – why anyone would ever eat anything other than breakfast foods – is of course the answer given by Ron Swanson, which is that people are idiots. Now I won’t go that far, because I like my ice cream and apparently people don’t consider that a breakfast food, but I am quite content to dine on breakfast delights all the live long day, which is exactly what I did!
Early Morning Breakfast: One of my go-to Banana-Maple-Oat Muffins with a smear of peanut butter around 8am, before I headed out for a sunny Sunday run a half hour later. I did 6 miles in Central Park at an easy pace, probably closer to 10:30/mile than 10:00/mile, and just enjoyed the sights and sounds on a spring morning.
Brunch/Lunch: After I got home and showered, I cooked up a plate of my favorite pancakes just after 10am, drizzled with maple syrup and smeared with apple butter. I had these along with a cup of decaf French Vanilla coffee. I had an Empire apple to finish. By 1pm I was hungry again. I knew I was going out to dinner, but needed a little something to tide me over (and to be honest, break up my finals study session, which also involved darting outside to look at the clouds, play with Sasha, etc.) I had a gluten-free wrap stuffed with scrambled eggs, Swiss cheese, and raspberry jam. I don’t typically mix sweet stuff into my scrambles, but I like fruit and cheese, so figured I’d give it a try, and it was yummy! Some baby carrots and cucumber slices served as my side. To finish, I had a Greek yogurt with brown rice crispies.
Dinner: The ultimate finish to my day of breakfasting. I met a few friends around 6pm at P. J. Bernstein’s, an old-school deli/diner that I frequent on the Upper East Side. It’s tucked far enough out of the way that it isn’t a tourist destination. Other spots are definitely diners or delis, but this one mixes it up with their menu. I tend to order the same thing time and again – an omelette with veggies and cheese, doughy and delicious gluten-free toast with butter, and the cabbage and carrot coleslaw. Tonight’s omelette was provolone and mushroom, and it definitely hit the spot. Actually, the friends I was with all ordered eggs too!
After that feast, I was stuffed, but I ended up having some ice cream for dessert while we hung out at my apartment and watched Netflix together. Caramel with sea salt…hey, you can eat that for breakfast too, right?
I filled my belly with muffins, pancakes, yogurt, cereal, and eggs (and fruit and veggies and ice cream) – which I think covers just about every breakfast food I eat, except for oatmeal! Have you ever had a day consisting entirely of breakfast?
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