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