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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
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.


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!)
Some curries are better for breakfast than others...the sweeter curries with almonds or coconut are best in the morning...
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*
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?
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...



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