Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Breakfast at the Old Folks Home

When you are stuck for an entry, tell about breakfast.

I skipped the so-called pancakes. Jason, the good pancake maker, seems to be off duty today. I skipped Farina. Who eats Farina? They don't serve plain old grits anywhere west of the Mississippi or north of Dixie.

I skipped the so-called omelet they bake in a pan like a quiche and call an omelet, and they never put out enough muffins to serve everyone.  The bacon and sausage are good-- but not good for me. 

Bless me, I had orange juice, extra large, and toast - plain old toast with jam and cocoa.  The cocoa is wonderful.  Comes from a machine that whips it and serves it hot, and no one can screw it up.  The orange juice and coffee come from a machine too; this is the machine age. Juice good, coffee so-so.

I had to hunt through twenty little packages of jam to find the lone blackberry serving. One packet of blackberry and one packet of strawberry and I got 'em both. There are lots of grape and mixed fruit packets for the next guy. How come everyone skips the grape and mixed fruit?

With a little diligence one can get a good breakfast, even in an old folks home.

Then this afternoon, had a l-o-n-g nap from one to three-thirty.  Still groggy.


kateh2ocolorart said...

so so...where was your protein?  K

fisherkristina said...

Oh, that sounds like a good breakfast Chuck!  But I would have gone for a slice of bacon also!


plieck30 said...

I thought you were going to say you gave up and went to Starbucks. Paula

jckfrstross said...

Sounds like a good breakfast to me :)


hewasolddog299 said...

One "assisted living" place my wife worked at, they'd hired themselves a gourmet cook who was down on his luck. I chanced to have a piece of pie and coffee one evening while waiting for her to get off-shift. The boy knew how to cook. The crust was light and flaky, redolent of lard and freshly milled flour -- none of this library paste pie shells you usually see. The coffee was strong, flavorful, but not bitter ... from one of those 120 cup drip dealies! They routinely got lamb chops, veal(!), marvelous stews and potages, all homemade. I swear, when he left, the staff wept! The replacement was just a food service cook and prepared everything via the steam kettle. They lost over 60% of their population in the month after she took over the kitchen!


mavarin said...

I hope you just some protein later in the day.  But the occasional continental breakfast is okay, I guess.  - Karen

valphish said...

I like grape jelly!  I hope you had a more nourishing lunch and dinner! xox

mosie1944 said...

My mom spent her last years in an old folks' home, and her favorite meal of the day was always breakfast.