Friday, November 30, 2012

SS Winner 3, and SS Giveaway Post #4

Whew! This is fun, right?
So, there were 89 entries into this last giveaway, 
and Third time just happened to be a charm for 

Congratulations Shannon!
Please email your address and your color / size preference to 
jess.d.foster@gmail.com

Just a Random Photo for fun:
I don't really know what this is, it looks like either a huge megaphone, or
like Livi is about to written on by a really huge pencil tip!


Now, You know the drill at this point. 
But, since, you might get tired of just stating your desire to have your name thrown in the pot again, how about this time around, to have your name entered into the pot again :
Comment what you had for breakfast!

For NEXT week, be thinking about your favorite holiday tradition, but we'll save the sentiments for next week and just have some fun this week!


I did not have breakfast this morning!  I don't particularly like breakfast in fact.  I really REALLY dislike bacon, and only slightly tolerate sausage.  But, I do appreciate a good waffle or pancake as long as they have no syrup on them and I in company that won't look at me like I'm an alien if I pick mine up and eat it like a piece of bread.
Though, I will say that people don't tend find my waffle/ pancake eating habits nearly as strange as when I pick up a steak and eat it the same way.  I just don't like cutting my food.  

If I am going to go some where fancy, where picking up a steak and eating it by hand is unacceptable, I will have someone cut it up for me. :o)


<3<3<3



** UPDATE:  Yes, I plan to add commentary to everyone's breakfast!  Why? Because I just recently enabled replies... and I have lots of questions!"**

81 comments:

  1. Today, well...it's a school day so breakfast was a bit boring, I had a bowl of cheerios :-) But, TGIF, so tomorrow, sourdough waffles! :-) Oh and the thread order arrived and I love it all!!!

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    1. So glad you loved it!
      What sets regular waffles made from store bought mix from sourdough waffles? Or are sourdough waffles available as a mix ans I just don't know it?
      We tried to make some waffles from scratch.... it was not pretty. They looked and tasted like cardboard.

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    2. I use my Dad's recipe and my Brother's sour dough starter...so totally made from scratch. They are super yummy and not hard at all. The basic recipe is 2 cups flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 4 tsp baking powder, 1/4 cup oil, 2 egg, 2 cups milk. I add a cup of sour dough starter to that to make sourdough waffles, but they are terrific w/out that too.

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  2. Porridge - as usual!!! I LOVE porridge with milk. How boring is that?

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    1. Porridge? I've never had porridge. I thought only bears that lived in houses, which they don't lock when they go out, ate porridge. lol
      In that case, it's not very boring at all. :o)

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    2. I have a British friend and she means oatmeal when she says porridge.

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  3. I had a chicken sandwich from arby's this morning.

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    1. I did not realize that Arby's was open for breakfast. But, that does remind that I did stop by the Dunkin Donut at school earlier today and had a chicken salad on a croissant, but it was more for brunch than breakfast. :o)

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  4. Chocolate Milk. If I don't have that I usually have a Keifer Smoothie. :-)

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    1. Keifer Smoothie? What does that entail? If it's some Keifer Sutherland, I'm game. lol

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  5. I had Greek yoghurt with chia and honey drizzled over it. Yummy!

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    1. Yoghurt? That must be another one of those odd spelling difference between us. :o) I have never heard of chia. I looked it up, it looks healthy. :o)

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    1. Like, a bowl of Oatmeal, and a Coke Zero to drink.
      OR, are you telling me that you fix Oatmeal with Coke Zero?? If so, I am very VERY interested. :o)

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    2. Not in trying it, mind you, just that would be very interesting. :o)

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  7. homemade granola with frozen raspberries and milk heated in the micro so the raspberries thaw and the milk is not cold. And a large glass of milk, this is my 95% breakfast. fast and quick would be graham crackers in milk.

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    1. OK, first(lol)... homemade granola, granola is a dry grain, right? So, do you grow the granola and process it, or are you saying that the dish is homemade?
      I would not be surprised if you grow and pick and process the granola (or however it gets from the ground to the packages in the store), but I am just checking.
      The raspberries, did you grow them and freeze them?
      And do you have dairy cows?

      Interestingly there are very few (maybe just you actually) people that I communicate on the regular that I would feel the need to ask these questions, but ya know.... you are you and I am inquisitive. :o)

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    2. Hi Jess, Granola is like a snack mix is made for oatmeal. We haven't grown oats for several years, once we stopped milking the dairy cows, we quite growing it. I did not grow the raspberries, my ground is sandy and dries out easily and I have to compete with the cows if I want to water the garden. and string hoses out about 600 feet from the barn to the garden area. The milk is store bought, we stopped milking cows about 10 years ago. all the kids left and farmguy just had too much to do with the field work so he switched to beef cattle. We started milking in 1977 and I helped milk until 2000 when my back just wouldn't take it any more. Farmguy tried to be a superman and do it all, but he had to admit that the dairy equipment was wearing out and so was he. We still grow corn, soybeans, wheat & alfalfa.

      My granola recipe uses oatmeal (old fashioned or quick cooking) brown sugar, a touch of butter, ground nuts (walnuts & pecans) and raisins or cranberries. I skipped the fruit as I add the frozen. The granola is mixed together and baked in the oven. when cooled you break it up in bits and eat it. It is good by it self too. I don't have the recipe here at work.

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    3. I know I need some of that!!!

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    4. lol Not surprised but I am impressed!! <3

      I've decided that once the internet stops working and chaos breaks loose. Livi and I shall get one of those paper map things and backpack to your place where hopefully you will hire us to work on your farm. And we shall learn how to live off the land. ;o)

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    5. he he, looking forward to it. lots of fun. if that happens, you won't be the only ones. We will have a community.

      I have posted the granola recipe to my blog. http://ladytats.blogspot.com/2012/11/granola-recipe.html

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  8. I had a bacon grilled cheese plate scattered and smothered. Can you tell I'm a cook at waffle house :)

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    1. lol I had to google "scattered and smothered".
      I don't think I've ever eaten at Waffle House.
      Are they still a cash only establishment? It was their well known cash only policy that deterred me from going. I'm just young enough to have never carried cash. Once I got to the age of working for my own money, stores were accepting ATM cards at the register. So, I've always had a debit card. :o)

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    2. I can't believe you are from the south and never have eaten at Waffle House. Yes, we take credit cards now and btw...I feel so old...I can remember when ATM cards were called Tillie LOL. Sorry you had to google it :)

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    3. Oh, don't be sorry, I love to google! :o)

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  9. Love that picture- very interesting.

    Bowl of Basic 4, same breakfast as the last 70 days or so (School)

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    1. lol your school has at least 4 different bowls of basic?

      And Thank you! The picture was taken in Knoxville. We went up there to see the Imagination Movers. After the concert, we walked around the downtown area... I can't remember the actual name, but there were lots of cool structures and artists. :o)

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  10. Instant oatmeal with frozen blueberries and cooked in the microwave. Quick, easy, little cleanup and fairly tasty. Karen in OR

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    1. I list the little clean up part. But, I might be willing to suffer through a little more cleanup for a more than just fairly tasty meal. :o)
      lol I'm kidding, really, on the right day, I would certainly trade down to no cleanup for something that is just edible. lol

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  11. Congrats to Shannon!

    This is fun. I had oatmeal with chia seeds (for extra protein, since I'm a vegetarian, and also they're high in essential fatty acids), with a dash of vanilla, pomegranate seeds, honey, nutmeg, and cloves. It was pretty good, but I think next time I'll see how it is without the nutmeg and cloves; they were maybe just a bit too much. And a large mug of tea to drink. Oh yeah, and a tablespoon of molasses-- I have that every morning because it's a good vegetarian source of iron.

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    1. I will have to check into the chia business that you and Neeneral speak of. :o)

      I agree this is fun. I feel like I am learning all sorts of new stuff.

      I've never had molasses, I just know it's thick.
      I've smelt clove cigars... STINKY!
      Nutmeg? I don't know even know what that is. lol
      :o)
      A large mug of tea? You have the large mug of tea with molasses every morning, or just the molasses every morning and then drink the tea throughout the day?


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    2. Oh, I just take the molasses straight, before breakfast, then wash it down with a glass of water. Molasses is yummy as a cookie flavoring, but I have to admit it's a bit strong by itself, so I just swallow it quickly. I've been trying to cut back on caffeine, too, so now I just have tea at breakfast time, but I used to drink it all day long!

      I'm sure you've had nutmeg and cloves before. They're some of those spices that tend to go with cinnamon and allspice that are often used in holiday cakes and cookies, mulled cider, pumpkin pie, etc. It's the cigar that stinks, not the cloves!

      You can buy chia seeds in bulk at a health food store. They don't have a particular flavor, and when mixed with liquids they become somewhat gelatinous, so they don't affect the flavor or texture of oatmeal at all; they just add protein and other nutrients.

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  12. Dark Chocolate Granola with whole milk. It is almost like dessert!

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    1. Mmmm, I love dark chocolate! :o) That sounds yummy! :o)

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  13. It'd be fun to have some really yummy tacos with salsa and cream =)

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    1. cream? What kind of cream?
      I do agree that tacos would be fun for breakfast. Maybe that's why the fast food establishments started carrying breakfast burritos. :o)
      When I have a breakfast burrito, I always ask for salsa. But cream? no.
      :o)

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    2. Wait! Sour cream? That would be good! :o)

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    3. Legend has it that breakfast burritos were invented here in Albuquerque, at the annual Balloon Fiesta. The balloon crews needed a breakfast that would be substantial yet portable, so somebody had the bright idea to put a full breakfast inside a tortilla. I don't know how true this is, but it's a good story. In any case, the "real" breakfast burritos served at the local restaurants definitely put the fast food ones to shame!

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    4. Do the kids have any cute little rhymes when learning how to spell Albuquerque like they do Mississippi?
      But, I can imagine that would be a hard one to learn.

      That is a neat story though! I would love to try a "real" break burrito one day.

      What happens at the annual Balloon Fiesta? Sounds like something that Livi would love. Tonight, she was in her very first parade. She kept asking if there were going to be any balloons like at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I think she had fun despite the absense of huge character balloons. :o)

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    5. I didn't grow up here, so I don't really know how the kids learn to spell Albuquerque. You're right, it must be challenging.

      Balloon Fiesta is just masses of hot air balloons from all over the world. Traditional ones and special shapes, a mass ascension every morning for a week, and a balloon glow most evenings. The balloon glow happens after dark; the pilots light their gas jets while the balloons remain tethered to the ground, and the flames light them from inside. It's really neat. The prevailing winds around here the first week of October are especially good for ballooning, so that's when it happens.

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    6. Of fun!!! We saw some hot air balloons recently. They are a rare sight in these parts. Livi was outside screaming at the top of her lungs trying to wave and say hello to them. :o) It was amusing to watch. :o)

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  14. I had two breakfasts, but I only ate one! First I grabbed a cup of yogurt and mixed some gelatin into it (good for my joints -- they're creaky already and I'm only 25), but as I was rushing out the door I forgot to pick it up again. So I ate a granola bar in the car. As for the yogurt, the dog got it before I got home.

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    1. oh no, creaky joints at 25! That does not sound good! It is nice to know that there are other younger tatters out there.
      I bet the dog enjoyed the yogurt! :o) I love yogurt! yumm :o)

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  15. Grits and toast - one of my favorite meals (it's good for supper, too!). I stirred some cheese into the grits and buttered the toast - mmmmm, yummy! Drank some Red Rose tea with it (love the tea and the cute little figurine they put in each box).

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    1. The put figures in the boxes of tea? That's interesting! What are the figurines made of? I googled them, they look cute.
      Grits are normal breakfast item that I have not had. However, I am pretty sure that my daddy likes them.

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  16. Jess, your too funny. Okay my breakfast was 2 cups of coffee and dry cereal at my desk at work. Not necessarily the best breakfast but that is usally what I have. Although I'd take pancakes or french toast every day for breakfast if I could.

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    1. I LOVE dry cereal. I do not like soggy cereal, so I hardly ever put milk in my cereal.

      French Toast is good too. (of course no syrup for me)

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  17. I usually don't eat breakfast. I feel sick to my stomach in the morning, so I eat around 11. At that time, I had a fried egg sandwich.

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    1. Fried Egg Sandwich, that is a new one for me.
      I've heard of Egg Salad Sandwich though.
      Do you put any condiments your fried egg sandwich?

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  18. I didn't each breakfast this morning since I've been sick. Usually I have eggs and oatmeal though.

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    1. Oatmeal is apparently very popular. I did not realize this.
      I am sorry you sick though and hope you feel better soon!

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  19. I started work at 4am this bright hot saturday morning so at 5am I had fresh hot donuts straight off the machine as I was cooking the first batch, then I made fresh espresso. At around 9:30 I then had cold poached eggs and cold fried bacon on cold toast with butter as I had to leave my breakfast and serve customers. On a normal week morning I have microwaved oatmeal at 5am.

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    1. So you are doughnut maker? FUN!!! One of the doughnut shop around here let Livi go in the back and see the doughnut machines. She liked that!
      This particular shop has so many different kinds of doughnuts, it's crazy!
      I typically don't like the cake doughnuts, but they have Red Velvet that is really good. :o)

      How does one go about poaching an egg?

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    2. I do mine in the microwave. Otherwise boiling water in a saucepan, when boiling stir the water into a whirlpool then carefully crack the egg into the centre, the swirling keeps the egg from spreading too much, when cooked remove with a slotted spoon,

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    3. Well, I must tell you, immediately after I read this, I went out and bought a carton of eggs and had poached eggs. I very much enjoyed them. So, thank you! <3

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  20. A typical breakfast for me is usually two cups of coffee (sometimes more, sometimes less), a protein shake, and a waffle-no syrup (purely due to laziness, I do prefer mine covered in syrup; hate the extra dishes and it's faster to eat). I may have a granola or cereal bar if I don't have any waffles.

    You don't like bacon?? That's just weird.

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  21. a protein shake, hmm? What brand?
    Syrup is messy! My parents eat their waffles with syrup... SO STICKY!! yuck and then the waffle gets soggy, gross. lol
    I have been told many many times that my not liking bacon is weird. I just really don't like the flavor though. I really don't like anything that tasted like it was smoked. And then I really don't like eating pork... and not for the regular reasons for not eating pork.
    I used to develop pictures for a company around here.
    So, one day I was developing these pictures and all I remember is there was this metal serving cart in an alley and on it was the carcass of a pig with an apple in its mouth. All you could really see was the head and the rest of the body had just been completely devoured. I guess it was a pit roasted pig, since it still had the head and everything on it. But that image and the extreme feeling of disgust is what I see when I think of bacon, or even ham.

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    1. I tend to buy the "Body Fortress" brand, chocolate flavoured. It's from Walmart.

      I completely understand why you don't eat pork products. That would be a shocking thing to see. I grew up on a farm, so this doesn't bother me as much. Actually, I think a lot of people go vegetarian after seeing something similar.

      Have you ever had turkey bacon? It's still smokey flavoured, but without the pork.

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    2. I have tried turkey bacon, but I didn't care for it either.

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  22. Congratulations to Shannon.

    I must be a very boring person, I have a piece of toast, with either a thin amount of butter or jam not both one or the other. Or I have a croissant with a little butter. Sunday morning because I know Vernon is cooking lunch I just have a cereal bar.
    When on holiday we are both have a cooked breakfast, sausage , bacon, mushrooms, tomatoe, and scrambled egg for me, fired for vernon. I can't cook a fried egg and could not even eat it. I am funny with eggs I don't like the runny yokes, if an egg is not hard boiled I won't eat it. If I am in Europe I have what they call a continental breakfast, which is cheese, cooked eat, scrambled egg and whatever the hotel has on offer for the day.
    I need something to eat in the morning or it upsets my stomach but I am not a breakfast lover unless on holiday.
    Margaret

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    1. I love runny yokes. I don't know why, but then I also like hard boiled egg and scrambled egg. I guess I just like egg.
      Here, a hotel continental breakfast is mostly just pastries. I've never seen cheese or eggs at one. Interesting. :o)

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  23. I know I said I wasn't entering in your thread draw, but I have to say that this is a fascinating 'conversation'! For the record, we usually eat oats porridge for breakfast, with milk and brown sugar, but this morning there was a power cut, so we just had coffee made on the gas ring and a cookie. I can make oats porridge on the gas, but it tends to burn unless it's watched carefully, so I couldn't be bothered.

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    1. So, is your Oats porridge like oatmeal? I've had that with brown sugar and it was pretty good. :o)

      Yes, it is quite an interesting 'conversation', I'm having quite a bit of fun with it myself. :o)

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    2. Yes, I guess it's oatmeal. I use a quick cook but not an instant brand. I think the real stuff takes a long time to cook.

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  24. haha, Jess, we are a little similar there. I'm not a breakfast person either. Breakfast makes me feel bloated. I only have a coffee, and that's a MUST! Does this count as breakfast?

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    1. I don't see why it wouldn't count :o)

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  25. I must be one of the boring type. I start my day with coffee, that's it just coffee. I wait til dinner to eat. Doctor tells me I should eat but if I do the weight piles on and on!

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    1. Well, your doctor may be on to something. It's better for your metabolism to have several small meals throughout the day rather than just one meal. BUT, you know your body a lot better than I do. :o)

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  26. Not a coffee drinker, not me. This morning it was a steaming cuppa spearmint tea with a short stack of three buttermilk pancakes -- with syrup. Though, I have been known to eat toaster waffles on busy mornings (and all manner of other breakfast foods). When I toast a frozen waffle, I top it with peanut butter! Then I can eat it on the go.

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    1. Mmmm peanut butter! Have you tried the Peter Pan peanut butter with honey and peanuts? It's SOOO good!!!
      I don't drink tea or coffee. Espresso though, especially from say Starbucks, I could get into on the right day.

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  27. I drank a cup of coffee (with 2% milk) and ate a toasted blueberry bagel with crunchy peanut butter. Then on my way out the door I grabbed a chocolate muffin made from a cake mix and canned pumpkin. (I'd made them as an after school snack for my son, but he will only eat them on the day they are baked. I don't want the rest to go to waste, you know.) :-)

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    1. Yes, it would be a shame if they went to waste. :o) In the pumpkin for flavor, or texture?? It seems like my brother made something with canned pumpkin, but I can't remember what it was.

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  28. Hello, hope its ok for newbies to join in...
    I had a bowl of Rice Krispies with goats milk.

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    1. Newbies are more than welcome to join in! You can't become an old friend before you become a new friend. :o)

      Goat's milk, huh? I've never tried that. I do like Rice Krispies though!

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    2. I had to give up cows milk. Goats milk seems to be ok which is good because I've had cereal for breakfast since I was a little kid. I tried soya milk and rice milk as well but goats milk is best.
      When I was a kid I also had toast with either marmite or bovril.

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  29. What a fun idea!

    I'll have fun reading all the replies you got. But first, mine!

    Today I only had a cup of tea for breakfast. And I went out to teach my morning class... By the time I got back home at 11 am, I munched up a salad, as I was really hungry!

    My usual breakfast is the cup of tea with either a muffin or a few cookies... Sometimes now that summer is coming, I will do a fruit smoothie instead, and in winter I may go with crêpes or toast if I have a bit of time. We are not into cooked breakfast here at all...

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    1. Well, first, what kind of class do you teach?
      Fruit Smoothie sounds nice, what kind of fruit do you use?
      Also, crepe sound fabulous! We have a crepe maker around here and they are SOOO good! I like the pizza crepe or the chicken caesar crepe. I'm guessing y'alls crepes are different since you said no cooked breakfast. :o(

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    2. I teach Physics at the University. Most people are scared when I say so...

      My usual smoothie is banana, milk, ice, sugar, and a few drops of coconut extract. However, I am trying to give up milk, so I have been playing around with milk-less smoothies, and banana just does not seem right. So, my current super favourite is apricot and strawberries, water, sugar or stevia and ice. Oh, apricots and cherries work great too. Yum!

      I have the recipe to crêpes in my blog, I think. At least the carob variation. The normal one is the same, jsut sans carob ;o) I usually have them with jam - either lemon curd, orange jam (the kind with bits of peel, yum!), berries, or, the most favourite and super sweet, dulce de leche

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  30. My breakfast was a cinnamon raisin English muffin toasted then topped with peanut butter and a glass of milk.

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