Breakfast Two Ways
When asked what I’d want my last meal to be, I always respond: breakfast buffet. I’d want it all: coffee, pancakes, french toast, waffles, crepes, cinnamon rolls, omelettes, fruit, oatmeal, cereals…everything. I suppose I could do without the bacon, ham, sausage whatnot. I absolutely adore breakfast foods, round the clock.
Naturally a breakfast-lover, going out for a brunch with friends has to be the best way to start a day. When in Muncie, MisterMan and I went out with his friends for brunch at Eva’s Pancake House & Restaurant, a restaurant to which I’d never been or even heard of. The building looked like any other unassuming restaurant, with the exception of the puffy-painted windows that advertised the restaurant.
We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. I needed black coffee in my hands ASAP.
The waitress was extraordinarily kind, especially considering we walked into the restaurant a half hour before its closing time. The menu is a bit daunting at first. They have everything in my aforementioned list of dream breakfast buffet, so a decision was tough. I settled for something clean and healthy to balance out last night’s damage.
This picture doesn’t do that omelette any justice. It was the size of a lung. Filled with tomatoes, green peppers, mushrooms and onions, this omelette was killer. It had a fluffy consistency that can only be attained by tons of whisking and maybe some baking powder (I’m not sure, I can’t make omelettes). The flavor of the green pepper wasn’t overwhelming, which is an issue I often have with veggie omelettes. It was simple and clean, just what I wanted.
The fruit was standard and ripe…and then there were those buttermilk pancakes! I had no intentions of consuming much of the pancakes, but after one bite I couldn’t resist. They were thin, light and dusted with powdered sugar. The flavor was sweet with under currents of vanilla extract. I tried a bite with maple syrup too, but the syrup hid the flavor of the pancake and was a bit tinny tasting. I walked out a happy girl with a full tummy of 3/4 the omelette, all the fruit and 1/2 the pancakes. I’d definitely return 🙂
Though I love having big breakfasts like that, there is something so comforting about making breakfast in my own home. It’s 50*F here and I just couldn’t do oats- my room was toasty. I needed to mix it up! I used my last two freezer-burned Nutri-Grain waffles, burned to perfection and topped with smashed banana and Dark Chocolate Dreams.
As much as I loved this breakfast, I’m already feeling a lurking hunger building. I ate that only two hours ago! It’s hard to beat oats in the fullness category.
The sun is shining here in Athens, and I have work to do inside 😦 On tap:
-walk to bookstore to find Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri
-get groceries at Wal-Mart
-study for IART midterm, write IART paper
-Tempo Tantrums practice
I hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday!
Ciao for now,
*If anyone knows how I can fix that Feb 04 post, I’d really appreciate it! I have no clue what it’s doing there in the right corner.
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