Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cake for Breakfast

"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." J. R. R. Tolkien

One of the  lovely things about being single is getting to eat cake for breakfast!  My girls and I ate cake for breakfast, after church on Sunday.  It is lovely not to have to try to decide what to eat for breakfast,  just eat cake!  It happened to be my birthday, we were going out for lunch, one daughter had to go to work later and one had to do homework,  so we celebrated with the cake for breakfast.  What a way to start the day, cake with candles and a Happy Birthday song.   It was marvelous.  I don't ever remember eating cake for breakfast when I was married.  It would have been considered silly.

Food is an essential part of camaraderie at my workplace.  We celebrate Spring Day, Summer Day, Fall Day and Christmas  with food.  

We also take the chance to share food away from work.  Linda, Kim and I went to Yoders Kitchen  in Arthur Illinois for lunch and a mini break from work.  Sometimes simple food is just what the body wants.  I try to eat properly most of the time, but I indulged in the buffet yesterday!  I ate really tasty fried chicken, green beans with bacon and onions (green beans any way are my favorite food),  mashed potatoes and gravy, corn and delicious slaw.  I threw in a lovely iceberg lettuce salad with red onion and peas for good measure.  Then it was bread pudding and ice cream for dessert!

Now I enjoy many types of food.  I usually get taken to Basmati for the buffet for my birthday.  You can find me at Siam Terrace or Rainbow Garden frequently.  But for Tuesday the simple pleasure of plain food was in order.  As Julia Child told us "You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces-just good food from fresh ingredients."

No I am hungry!

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