Today we go out to breakfast. We go out to breakfast on Tuesday every four weeks because our wonderful cleaning lady and her crew come to clean the house. I am really glad that we have this service. My cleaning people like to talk to me a lot. It is better that I not be around because it really slows them down and puts them behind for the rest of the day. So John and I leave early (7:45 AM.)
It is hard to find a reasonable breakfast. It’s all about the grand slam and how much food can you put on a plate. Today we go to the Black Bear Diner. They have a category which is labeled “lighter fare.” I choose one egg poached, bacon, toast with no butter and two strips of bacon. Oh, and also home fried potatoes. Poached egg is a good choice because there is not extra added fat. Put the egg on top of the unbuttered toast and that is a tasty breakfast. One egg and toast is what I should order. But the bacon and potatoes are calling to me. I am not impervious to their seduction. So now in front of me I have two slices of thick cut bacon and half a plate of delicious looking home fried potatoes as well as my lowly egg and unbuttered toast. What to do. I eat the bacon even though I really prefer thin sliced bacon. I eat 1/3 of the potatoes. I eat the egg on top of the unbuttered toast. It is all yummy. And now I have eaten more than half the amount I can have for the entire day and it is 9 AM!
I will not kid you, I love this breakfast but it really screws up the rest of the day. I decide to skip lunch. For dinner I have kale salad and lentil bolani. It is really not worthwhile to eat so much at breakfast that there is hardly anthing left for the rest of the day. Sigh.