Breakfast!!! Supposedly the most important meal of the day, yet, the one meal that most of us tend to skip!!
Whether you live in a mansion with a chef at your calling or you live in a shack on the roadside, a majority of the time one tends to skip it. The reason is pretty obvious!! We all need our beauty sleep, hence, we cant wake up half an hour early to have our first meal of the day. (I am only referring to people who can afford a meal. The others are just helpless while we waste away food and water)
This is the most important meal of the day!! Some like any other college going girl, never really had breakfast properly (that is after I moved away from my parents). And what I almost always ended up having was a cup a Nescafe coffee and a veg. Burger from our cafeteria. Now, that wasn’t bad!! The burger tasted like heaven and the coffee (a little too sweet) gave me the energy to endure the ordeals of the rest of the day. But we all looked forward to the day when we would finally be rich (when we get our pocket money) enough to afford an English breakfast from a pretty unfairly expensive cafe.
There is something about the English Breakfast. Although as a child I grew up eating dosa, idli and sambar for breakfast, something about it made me want to go back and spend money on the unfairly priced, emptying my wallet kinda meal. It doesn’t really have to be the taste because the food that I am otherwise used to is a ginormous treasure house of flavours. I believe it the beauty of that dish. Sheer presentation. It just looks complete!!!
The browns, greens, yellow and red just makes it look like a little garden on my plate. It looks so succulent.
You know when you think of this? When you are sitting at home biting on a piece of multigrain bread with a boring omelet!!!(because you are just lazy).
I mean the soft, juicy mushrooms, the baked beans drenched in its sauce, the boiled and seasoned greens with the perfectly cooked sausage and hash browns… mouth watering!!
I never really had it on my own!! We usually just shared one and sometimes there would still be leftovers!! But then the satisfaction of having it from a cafe close to college, while the majority of the class died in the classroom was just delightful. Hard to get them back!!
English Breakfast will always be close to my heart!! 🙂 🙂