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Life's Little Pleasures

One of the many things I love about living by myself:

If I get the urge to eat heated-up leftover Chinese food for breakfast, then I can go right ahead and eat heated-up leftover Chinese food for breakfast. And no one will look at me funny or insist that I set a good example by eating cereal even if I really want Chinese food.


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Feb. 28th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
Got you beat.

Chocolate Easter eggs for breakfast.
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, chocolate Easter eggs. I shall have to add them to my shopping list for today.
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Feb. 28th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with leftover Chinese? I myself prefer a nice piece of toast, but I abhor cereal. I think cereal is terrible stuff.
Feb. 28th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I like cereal in phases. Sometimes I would kill for a bowl of Cheerios, and sometimes I prefer much other things. Speaking of which, I must remember to take the bagels that I made last week out of the freezer.

I always thought it was on page two of the Mom Handbook that You Must Eat A Proper Nourishing Breakfast Of Approved Breakfast Foods Every Day so that you can Encourage Your Children To Do The Same, and thereby Instill Lifelong Good Eating Habits In Them. Leftover Chinese would not have counted as breakfast food in the Pony house when Little Sister Pony and I were kids. But now that we're grownups, Mom and Dad Pony have suddenly turned into the kind of people who think that leftover Chinese could make a fine breakfast. Weird.
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Feb. 28th, 2009 05:39 pm (UTC)
...and then you will post it on LiveJournal so we can look at you funny or insist that you set a good example by eating cereal even if you really want Chinese food. :)
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
Too late! The Chinese food is already eaten.

(Well, not all of it. There's still enough left over for either lunch or possibly breakfast tomorrow.)
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
Enjoy. Leftover pizza used to be a favourite of mine.
Feb. 28th, 2009 06:41 pm (UTC)
There are definitely mornings when cold pizza is what hits the spot.
Feb. 28th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
Mmmm... Chinese food...

I could go for a chicken satay about now.
Feb. 28th, 2009 10:18 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm, Chinese food . . . .

Do it, do it, do it!
Mar. 1st, 2009 12:31 am (UTC)
Go you! I do that all the time. Breakfast is whatever looks tasty. Period.
Mar. 1st, 2009 03:24 am (UTC)
And the Chinese food really, really hit the spot. No regrets.
Mar. 1st, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I mainly eat "breakfast type" food for breakfast these days, but my husband regularly has chicken noodle soup for breakfast. In high school I know there were times when I had canned spaghetti (heated up) for breakfast and cold pizza was recurrent in my twenties.

I can see cereal for dinner if you're too tired to make something else. Myself, I would prefer a bag of microwaved popcorn in such instances. I cannot fathom pancakes for dinner (though what are crepes but thin pancakes with something in or on them). I hardly ever even have them for breakfast anymore.

General Mills has just come out with Banana Nut Cheerios. I thought they were okay, but I'm not a big fan of bananas. I prefer the regular or the multi-grain Cheerios. (On the other hand, Special K with chocolate bits--I am there.) Nutella is wonderful, but, yes, even I try to limit its use.
Mar. 1st, 2009 03:26 am (UTC)
I think that eating cold pizza for breakfast is a rite of passage if done sometime between the ages of eighteen and twenty-eight.

My favorite Cheerios are the regular, though sometimes I like the Honey Nut. I still need to try the Multi-Grain ones, but I think I'll take a miss on the banana ones, because I'm not a banana person, either.
Mar. 1st, 2009 04:38 am (UTC)
How do Cheerios set a good example? Chinese leftovers are basically real food made out of real vegetables, meat, and grains, while cold cereals are an industrial processed food product of which I am lately suspicious, though I ate a lot of them for my first 30 years and it didn't stunt my growth. In my opinion Cheerios only seem like a health food because they contain less sugar than most other cold cereals. So as an adult I have always had as my personal rule the corollary of the no-Chinese-for-breakfast rule: to make sure I get good nutrition during the bulk of the day, I never permit myself to eat cereal after noon. Even oatmeal. Unless it's baked into cookies of course :-)
Mar. 1st, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
An interesting question, especially considering that cold cereals were invented as a health food product. What precisely are your suspicions about cereal?

(For the record, I had rotini with salmon and leek sauce for dinner tonight, and I'd forgotten just what a nice meal it is. Lean protein, veggies, and grains, all in one delicious, not-all-that-hard-to-prepare dish.)
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Mar. 1st, 2009 06:40 am (UTC)
The meme of margarine being healthier than butter was widespread but never ubiquitous. Or maybe you just escaped it by being younger and learning about nutrition after it was debunked.

Bread. I still want to get your challah recipe someday. Someday I will get up the guts to try baking bread myself.
Mar. 1st, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
Or maybe you just escaped it by being younger and learning about nutrition after it was debunked.

Possibly. When I was learning about nutrition, the party line on margarine was "some people think it's healthier than butter, but we really don't know. Nor do we care."

I'll try to remember to copy the challah recipe for Thursday. Bread baking isn't hard, but perhaps you should come over some time when I bake bread so you can see the kind of things recipes are talking about when they describe how properly kneaded dough should look.
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Mar. 2nd, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
trust me, i ate what i wanted for breakfast when i was married, too.

i eat the same breakfast every week day morning--store bought cheapo onion bagel toasted in the toaster at work with kraft salmon cream cheese. this is relatively cheap (though the price of both things has soared) and pretty tasty and easy to eat at work (my stomach doesn't wake up until about three hours after i do, usually). on weekends, grilled cheese sandwiches are extremely frequent breakfasts. or leftover anything i want.

salmon leek sauce sounds really tasty!
Mar. 2nd, 2009 01:57 pm (UTC)
Reading all of these replies, I am getting the urge to make a grilled cheese sandwich for breakfast some morning.

The salmon leek pasta really is good. I'll have to remember to copy the recipe for you.
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