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What's for breakfast?

Do you want to know about breakfast cereals? Read this interesting piece of information...
-Breakfast cereals were originally developed as baked flakes until the 1920s and 1930s, when a new technology of puffing was introduced. Though General Mills did not invent the technology to puff food products, an engineer at the company named Thomas James invented a "puffing gun" by which dough pellets were expanded into different shapes, as opposed to raw materials such as wheat and rice.
The first cereal to use the new technology was Kix, created in 1937, as the pellets were expanded into small balls, though later cereals such as Cheerios used the same technology with other shapes.

It's from Wikipedia - all about the cereal Kix, which one of my flist was eating before bed *g*
I sometimes eat cereal but then I miss my peanut butter toast and have to go back to it. And I can't eat cold cereal and milk with hot coffee. My teeth don't seem to like it. Here we have the standard cornflakes, rice bubbles, coco pops, weetbix, nutri-grain, that sort of thing, endless muesli-type cereals, then there are the promo ones, like nutritionally-free fruit loops, cheerios (*snort* they are still tiny red skinned sausages here but the cereal has arrived as well), chex, there are always new ones to try. Finn fell in love with Milo cereal for months but he doesn't like it any more. He eats them all dry. As does Asher.

Christy and Asher are like me, probably my fault, we especially like leftover pizza for breakfast if it's available, or chicken on toast if we had a roast the night before. Finn would survive on chocolate yoghurt, Steve eats no breakfast.

What do you like for breakfast? And is it what you get?

We just watched a movie called Happy Endings. It had a great cast, but more importantly, it was interesting. Interesting direction, subtle comedy, heart-wrenching undercurrents, which makes for the best bitter-sweet comedy really, a whole whack of gay people, and a faascinating run of sidebar subtitles that left us grinning. Not the best movie in the world, but entertaining, interesting, as I said, and something different.

I'm reading Perfume by Patrick Suskind - the neighbours loaned it to me - it's on the Whitcoulls Best One Hundred - and man alive, it's really, really weird and spooky. It's well written, if you don't mind the story with almost no conversation. A kind of anti-hero who I suspect is going to become a mass murderer! A fluent style of writing, but I'm not sure I like the way it's going. I just Googled it and this review fits my opinion really well LOL
http://www.booklore.co.uk/PastReviews/SuskindPatrick/Perfume/PerfumeReview.htm
The book makes me shudder a little.

Road trip plans going ahead, just need to get in touch with a few friend up country who we might call in on like my friend in Hurleyville in South Taranaki - the site I envisaged when Keeley's house burnt down, where the woman who was my bridesmaid lives on a dairy farm. You can see their roof as you bump up the dirt track and come over the rise up to the house. Keeley's parents' house had gone, you couldn't see the roofline... I really felt that loss. Even though it's not real!
-"You're cold," he whispered, and the two men shuffled nearer for comfort. Hamish had pulled out in front and Mickey threw the jeep into gear to follow him, and they drove on for another half hour before reaching the tiny settlement that had been Keeley's hometown. It was just a sad collection of houses now, barely a blink if you drove through at full speed. They turned off behind Hamish onto the metal road that led towards the farm. Keeley shuddered and stiffened, staring out the front window for his first glimpse of what had been his family home.

There was a narrow spiral of smoke ahead, and Sarah gasped, "Is that from the fire?"

Mickey nodded, glancing in the rear view mirror, "Has to be. Keels, you ready for this?" Keeley nodded wordlessly, realising there was not going to be a glimpse of rooftop over the rise any more. They turned up at a rough gateway, bumping up the track behind Hamish and Anna. As they came over the hump of the small hillock that protected the house from the wind, they all gasped aloud. Several jeeps and cars were parked on the grass, and there was an ancient fire truck parked alongside the house. Well, what was left of the house. A blackened pile of smoking timbers, jumbled and broken, surrounding a tall brick chimney, still standing in all its glory. There were vague shapes that could have been the fridge or the freezer, the bath, the basin, but almost everything else was unrecognisable.

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microjotz
Mar. 17th, 2007 10:25 am (UTC)
I have a piece of toast and honey and a cup of tea. Then another cup of tea.
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 10:32 am (UTC)
Ooh, thank you for sharing. Honey. Nice.

But what kind? Clover? Manuka? What sorts do you have? And what kind of bread? White bread? German bread? Brown bread? Grainy bread? *g*

And what sort of tea? I like English Breakfast. Jasmine. But really, I like coffee ;)
microjotz
Mar. 17th, 2007 11:03 am (UTC)
Yes,a very special honey....
specially made for those who read their e mails at the same time as eating the toast with honey.
It is called yummyhunnydrippyonkeyboardy.
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
*giggle*

*giggle*

Hee! Sorry about the keyboard!
hannahfmuk
Mar. 17th, 2007 10:45 am (UTC)
We read Perfume in our book group a few months ago. I have to say I didn't like it very much, but that's because I prefer books to be heavy on the dialogue and light on the description, and Perfume is the other way around. The film adaptation is very well-done, in that it's an excellent adaptation (although the main character is too attractive and the music is very predictable).

As for breakfasts... mostly I just have a banana & a milkshake. Last summer I liked to have a pain au chocolat, fresh strawberries and milky coffee but the fat/calorie count in that was a little too much for my waistline so that kind of breakfast is now just an occasional treat. When it's cold, I like to have porridge with all sorts of stuff in it - my favourite way to have porridge is to chop up a banana into it, then stir in some mixed spice powder and a spoonful of honey.

Ooh, and when I was teaching last year and had a double lesson to get through, I used to fortify myself with a breakfast of French toast with vegetarian 'bacon' and maple syrup. That was really really really good.

Okay, now I'm very hungry :)
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
- I prefer books to be heavy on the dialogue and light on the description, and Perfume is the other way around.
Absolutely! It was just like one looooooooong descriptive passage!

Bananas feature a lot in your breakfasts! *shudder*

I do like the idea of pain au chocolat *g* but yeah, it isn't the healthiest ;) We make them here occasionally, but in more of a bready dough than in a croissant kind of dough. My children love them, of course!

And what the hell is vegetarian bacon? OMG! hee!

Sorry to make you hungry LOL!
ringbark
Mar. 17th, 2007 02:55 pm (UTC)
Glass of orange juice (or sometimes apple juice)
Cup of coffee
Bowl of porridge with a little milk and sugar
A slice of toast lightly spread with marmalade
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:32 pm (UTC)
ooh, thank you for sharing.
-Glass of orange juice
I've never been able to drink juice first thing. I feel ill right away.
Do you make the porridge in the microwave?
What sort of marmalade? Grapefruit?
ringbark
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:38 pm (UTC)
Glass of orange juice
Never had a problem with it.

Do you make the porridge in the microwave?
Yes. Well, no, Viv usually makes it for me. But yes, in the microwave.

What sort of marmalade?
Orange, of course. See http://www.englishteastore.com/frcoficutma1.html for details.
natesmountain
Mar. 18th, 2007 08:47 am (UTC)
That does look like nice marmalade. Thanks for the link.
But I guess it must be me and oranges, I buy grapefruit and lime marmalades!
moth2fic
Mar. 17th, 2007 03:11 pm (UTC)
I like fresh fruit, oatmeal, nuts and raisins and natural yoghurt. Whether I get it or not sort of depends on how much I've remembered to shop for. This morning I had red grapefruit (so did Kat and she is still laughing at the idea that I possess a dedicated/designed grapefruit knife)then brown bread with lots of seeds in it and blossom honey which had sort of crystalised and was yummy. Coffee and orange juice to drink (separately, of course).

You'll have to do a full reviewat the end of Perfume.

And you'll have to take photos of the places you imagined for Safe - even put them on the website.
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:37 pm (UTC)
-I like fresh fruit, oatmeal, nuts and raisins and natural yoghurt.
That sounds really very nice. Nicer than my toast but taking more thought in the morning than I prefer to devote it.

-Coffee and orange juice to drink (separately, of course).
Hee! I just can't drink orange juice. Especially in the morning!

-You'll have to do a full reviewat the end of Perfume.
Yeah? Maybe, maybe...

-And you'll have to take photos of the places you imagined for Safe - even put them on the website.
I hadn't thought of that. I was thinking about Breathing Space but yeah, good idea!
vivh
Mar. 17th, 2007 04:50 pm (UTC)
I have orange juice and weetabix (very similar to weetbix but not as good...) and one piece of white toast with marmite and lots of coffee...well that's what I eat most days....

But I also like leftover pizza, leftover curry, waffles with maple syrup, bacon, eggs and mushrooms, omelettes, cinnamon and raisin toast, danish pastries, yoghurt, fruit, cheese and cold meats...not all at once... and as many of the above aren't so good for me, I limit them to holidays, the occasional Saturday and special occasions! My favourite meal at any time of day or night is curry!!!(with coffee on the side!)
(Aside)
Some curries are better for breakfast than others...the sweeter curries with almonds or coconut are best in the morning...
natesmountain
Mar. 17th, 2007 07:42 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, Christy and I love curry in the morning, especially ones like lamb korma!

-I also like leftover pizza, leftover curry, waffles with maple syrup, bacon, eggs and mushrooms, omelettes, cinnamon and raisin toast, danish pastries, yoghurt, fruit, cheese and cold meats.
Hee! *giggle* What a wonderful list. I love bacon but I'd leave out the eggs. I love waffles, too, and I guess I love pancakes and pikelets too, for breakfast any day of the week. I really like pikelets with peanut butter.

-lots of coffee
Well, of course *g*
vivh
Mar. 17th, 2007 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yes I'll join you for pancakes but I'm not sure about peanut butter with them though, I'd rather have bacon and maple syrup with them US style....though I do like peanut butter sandwiches...just can't imagine it on pancakes or pikelets!!

Yes Korma is a good breakfast curry, so is butter chicken, and sometimes chicken tikka masala is very good too!!

Now, is it time for coffee?
natesmountain
Mar. 18th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
Peanut butter on pikelets but not pancakes! I like sugar and lemon juice there, or jam and ice cream! We just found Guilt Free Vanilla ice cream and it's really nice.

-Yes Korma is a good breakfast curry, so is butter chicken, and sometimes chicken tikka masala is very good too!!
Oh help, now I want all of those!

I'm having coffee now. You will be fast asleep, as it's 2:48. pm here, am there...
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 17th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Usually I stick with cereal or just skip breakfast altogether. Sometimes I'll have leftovers from the night before if there's anything good. My stomach doesn't like mornings, and cereal is usually easy on it if it's early.

You got lot of type about breakfast up there. I'm impressed!

natesmountain
Mar. 18th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Oh if I skipped breakfast I'd be a raving lunatic by morning tea! I never miss breakfast!

-You got lot of type about breakfast up there
Yeah, I think it shows how much we like to talk about food, huh!
greenpizzazz6
Mar. 18th, 2007 03:41 am (UTC)
Oh if I skipped breakfast I'd be a raving lunatic by morning tea! I never miss breakfast
Well, I make sure to never skip when I'm going to be around people. I just skip it on the mornings when I'm just cleaning and stuff around the house. I'd rather just wait for lunch!
natesmountain
Mar. 18th, 2007 08:48 am (UTC)
-Well, I make sure to never skip when I'm going to be around people.
Hee, that really made me giggle!!!

But I couldn't hold out for lunch, no way!
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