Every morning, without fail, I eat oatmeal for breakfast. Oatmeal, no sugar, a little cinnamon, some raisins and a splash of milk. That's it. Every day. I feel healthier, sure, but I start daydreaming sometimes about what I would eat if I was out of the oatmeal ghetto. Here are some of my favorite cold-weather breakfast foods.
Belgian Waffle. Oh, my. My, oh, my. I love those fluffy, crispy, whipped cream topped, syrup laden little nooks and crannies. I like to make sure each little square has its own shallow pool of syrup before I eat, but I'm careful to only pour a little syrup at a time, because I don't want it to get too soggy. Not a fan of the fruit topping, though. That seems overkill.
Pancakes. I like them cooked in butter on a sizzling grill. I like the thinner, larger ones, not the little silver dollar ones. These need to be plain, with the syrup on the side, so I can dunk each bite. I almost have to say that for pancakes, I like the fake maple syrup better than the pure maple syrup. I think because it's thicker and heavier and gooier. No whipped cream on these. Fruit . . . nah.
French Toast. Again, must be crisp. I don't like them dipped too long in the egg mixture - just a quick drag through and into the buttery frying pan. I like these with a bit of powdered sugar and real maple syrup on the side. And if they're made from a baguette? All the better.
O.k., friends, what's your favorite breakfast food?
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