I filled out a survey at running club this evening. I wouldn't normally consider this worth mentioning, except that I found this one intriguing. There was only one question:
"What did you have for breakfast this morning?"
I can't even remember who was collecting the information, or why they wanted it, but I was fascinated by the simplicity of the whole thing. One question only....but what a question! So many possibilities for the most important meal of the day!
Of course, this being a running club, on a Monday night the answers were all fairly drab and worthy: a smoothie, fruit, shredded wheat, soaked oats... that kind of thing.
If the question had asked me what I had for my breakfast on Sunday, the answer would have been a single, small and slightly disappointing banana followed by an 11.5 mile run and then two bacon cobs with an assortment of mushrooms and a whole black pudding.
But they didn't ask me about Sunday's breakfast, they asked about Monday.
I had several choices this morning. I had three delicious fruit teacakes; I had a whole sourdough banana bread loaf; I had about a third of a leftover date and walnut loaf*; I also have some more disappointing bananas and some sad looking easy-peelers.
But no. For my Monday breakfast, I toasted myself two clementine flavoured hot cross buns**.
I WIN BREAKFAST.
Even better.....I have two left of those left for breakfast tomorrow too! I KNOW! WINNING!
What's your breakfast of choice?***
* what can I can I tell you? I guess I just get through a lot of bread. I'm an athlete, you know.
** For an atheist, I eat an awful lot of religious-themed bread. Although, in my defence, I eat it all-year-round and don't see it as a food purely for the Easter period. That makes all the difference, right?
*** I know that comments aren't really a thing anymore, but let's give it a go, eh?
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