Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I have really have come to enjoy breakfast foods. I have noticed a distinction between Armenian and American breakfasts. Most Armenians enjoy deli meats, tomatoes, fresh tarragon, boiled eggs, olives, cheese (specifically Feta), tea and Lavash bread. While American breakfasts usually consist of cold or warm cereal, or doughy goods like, waffles, coffee, muffins or pancakes with a side of sausage/bacon and eggs. In last April's issue Martha Stewart there was an article describing what country various American breakfast foods originate from. I remember when my family first came to America, my mother would cook Cream of Wheat for my brother and I in the winter. I think that was our first taste of American breakfasts. I still call it Farina when referring to it, because of the brand my mother used. I enjoyed it and still do with some cinnamon on top. And as I mentioned some posts ago the Mamalika my mother made. She also would make great omelets that she learned from her mother, with whatever we had on hand in the fridge and pantry. She would use such ingredients as fresh tomatoes, or green beans, or potatoes. My favorite American breakfast of Eastern European descent are bagels though. I like a non toasted, pumpernickel bagel with scallion cream cheese. Heaven! When Niel and I were first married I made bagels from scratch twice. That was a lot of fun but also a lot of work. I've chronicled before the variety of breakfast foods I have tried and I've actually become quite good at being able to make different types of breakfast meals for Niel and I. Such as puffed apple pancake, oatmeal, Farina, coddled eggs, scrambled eggs, eggs sunny side up, birds in a nest. And as some of you have pointed out is also called Frog in a hole. And the egg dish is usually accompanied by bacon, or Irish ham, Canadian bacon, or Irish breakfast sausage or breakfast links. But my favorite breakfast foods are still the ones I grew up with.



Song Stuck In My Head: "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie

7 comments:

Jessica said...

Breakfast at our house is rare. Luke eats at babyschool and I ususally have yogurt or fruit. T has to find food for himself! :-)
Sometimes on the weekend I'll scramble eggs or make pancakes. Cracker Barrel makes good breakfast!

Jesser said...

I know how to cook a lot of brekkie foods, but I never have time to do it during the week. The only time I eat a proper brekkie is on the weekend ... and sometimes I make it, and sometimes we go out for brekkie. I love to get Eggs Benedict.

During the week, I eat oatmeal, cereal, or granola with fruit & yogurt. I love to grab a bagel on the way to the office, but just once a week or so or I feel guilty about the calories. :P

foodiechickie said...

Yes it is hard during the mornings and this day and age.

Oooh I have to try the Cracker Barrel breakfast some day Jessica.

I call it brekkie too. LOL. I think it's Australian?

Mike said...

That Lavash bread, do you traditionally eat it on its own like a matzoh or do you wrap things in it like a breakfast burrito?

foodiechickie said...

That is a goo question. It doesn't have the texture of either Matzoh or a burrito. It is much thinner and more flavorful. You do wrap it up. I usually eat it with taragon and feta or tomatoes and feta.

Hannah said...

I love olives and feta. I'd be a happy camper having those for breakfast. :-)

foodiechickie said...

:)