Saturday, October 07, 2006

Breakfast of Champions

Bella Rachd tells us her 5 year old calls ice cream sandwiches "breakfast bars."

You go, little Bella, I say. But I know we've also got a strong Krispy Kreme kontingent here at RBtheBlog. So let's take a little poll:

Which is a part of your good breakfast? Krispies, or the quintessentially frozen treat, the Ice Cream Bar? And what's your favorite non-breakfast food breakfast?
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Encore due! What're you reading this weekend? I'm reading Pam Rosenthal's "The Slightest Provocation," Roxanne St. Claire's "Thrill Me To Death," and Johanna Lindsey's "Joining." But right now, I'm off to the Corn Maze for some fried cheese curds and pig races. Vive le Midwest!


Rach said...

Glad to be an inspiration ;oP!

Here's my thoughts: depends on what you're in the mood for. There are mornings when only the breakfast bar will do, and others, when you're really craving fat, you need the KK's. Then of course, there's that whole hot-from-the-oven break-n-bake chocolate chip cookies for breakfast.

Yeah, I'm SO up for mother of the year! :oP

Michelle, I'm glad you're out having fun. I'm calling Noah to bring out the Ark. Where we once had a backyard we now have waterfront property. We've had a Nor'easter blowin' in and have had almost a foot of rain in 12 hours. Combine that with high wind gusts and lots of thunder and you've got yourself a party! Yay!

Rach said...

Oh, I just read the article, Michelle. It's *wonderful*!! =)

Stacy~ said...

Hey Rach, it's good to see you again. I've missed you. Love your breakfast ideas.

Michelle - great article! Of course I posted it @ my little place on earth.

Breakfast - it's such a versatile meal. Sometimes I don't indulge, but mostly I do. I've been trying to be good (to keep the bad cholesterol down) by having oatmeal. Sometimes it doesn't always appeal to me. I've been on a German chocolate cake rant, and our cafeteria at work has some really good stuff. And sometimes I want omelettes, or Belgian waffles with strawberries. Or pizza. Last week I think I had a chicken burrito. I'm a big believer in variety.

I'm off to the bookstore than a night out with one of my friends - a low-key pizza and movie night cuz she's got kids. I think I have many of MK's recs written down, as well as a few others. Sad thing is, I haven't read much lately. Been buying but not reading. Does that ever happen to you?

Julie in Ohio said...

My third favorite topic: FOOD!!

I love a good batch of french toast all smoothered in butter and syrup. Add to that a couple of (dozen) KKs and you have just made the bestest breakfast EVER!!
You can, of course, substitute french toast with pancakes. It's all good.
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.

Of course for my kids, I give only a balanced meal of fruit and healthy grainy cereal with skim milk...yeah, right!! :P

BTW, I want to shake the hand of the person who decided donuts was a breakfast food. :o)

Rach said...

Hey Stacy! Good to see you too =). I've been missin' you guys =).

Julie, if you tell me you actually give your kids healthful breakfasts I'm gonna cry.

Okay, actually, during the school week we have yogurt and such, we just indulge on the weekends. Hey, I learned it from my mom!

Julie in Ohio said...

If you consider, just as an example, choco chip mini muffins healthy or perhaps, as another example, sugar coated sugar pops in a sandwich bag because we eat on the run healthy then absolutely. :P

Of course there might be choco donuts or the occasional frozen waffles on the menu, you need to have a variety. :o)

BTW, I just finished NR's BLUE SMOKE. If you haven't read it yet, you need to. It was superb. Next on the list is ANGELS FALL. :O)

Rach said...

Who likes leftovers for breakfast? Cold pizza is a fave of mine.

Julie in Ohio said...

LOL, Rach! Cold pizza brings back some good memories... :P

Another fav for me is cold Kraft mac and cheese. :o)

Anonymous said...

Loved the article Michelle! And I voted in the poll.

Hmmm... breakfast... most important meal of the day. I had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with Michelle at RWA National in Atlanta, and as I recall, neither of us had Krispy Kremes... though each of us probably dreamed about it.

Anyone remember the Krispy Kreme bread pudding from Linda Howard's TO DIE FOR?

Unknown said...

I'm another cold pizza girl, but then I'd rather go hungry than eat a KK donut. They're too sweet for me (and I'm a cake donut person, anyway; never have cared for raised donuts). I’m pretty happy with a whole avocado and a little balsamic vinegar, too.

Kati said...

Mmmm, Krispy Kremes. Yes please! There were some evil super skinny AIDS marathoners selling KKs in front of my office the other day. Of course, I bought a dozen.

I just finished the second in the Circle trilogy, DANCE OF THE GODS by Nora Roberts. I found it to be much more satisfying than the first, although I knew in the first she was doing a lot of set up and world building. And Larkin, the hero, is one of my favorite types. That super laid back and funny with a serious spine hero. And he's dreamy too. Perfection.

This week I read DARK PROTECTOR by Alexis Morgan, which has a really interesting premise, the hero is a Paladin who is fighting to keep The Others from coming to destroy the world. He is killed during the battle and comes back to life. Each time he comes back though, he loses a little bit of his humanity. The heroine is his doctor. It's a fascinating paranormal, not like most of the other paranormals I've read. I'd really recommend it.

I also read LUCY GETS HER LIFE BACK by Stef Ann Holm. She writes lovely, heartwarming novels. This one is about a recently divorced woman who is rebuilding her life and the man she falls in love with. I enjoyed it, but not as much as her last novel. Also, as I've said, I'm in this hot and steamy phase, and her books are very warm, but not what I was looking for at the moment. I think I'll revisit it when I'm in a different mood.

So now I'm casting around for something else to read. I'm kind of waiting for inspiration to hit. I wish I had one of those monster TBR piles, but I just don't. I'm thinking I might be in the mood for Nora's Templeton House series, so I might go with that.

Rach, it's been pouring here all weekend too, although it's supposed to clear up for tomorrow, which is great. I have to work on Monday, but I hope those of you who are off have a great Monday! We're having company tomorrow to watch the 'Skins game, so I've gotta run to the grocery store. I'm casting around for dippy-type food. Anyone have any good suggestions?

Michelle Buonfiglio said...

OK, we are ALL up for Mother of the Year. HooRAY!

Cold. Pizza. I so remember Saturday mornings eating cold pizza with my brother when my parents slept in. I think we were probably tweens at this point. Nothin like cold pizza.

Sometimes I get up so early, I work through breakfast (while the kids eat, I'm getting their stuff ready) so my breakfas is really brunch. So the other day I ate meatloaf, mashed potatoes and grave at, like, 10am.

Soooo good.

Two things I totally miss about the East Coast. Can you guess? Dunkin Donuts and Dunkie's coffee. Not to disparage them, cause I understand how much some of youz love em. But KKs are so sweet, they make my teeth hurt.

But my husband and kids adore them. Krispies are the "bad" breakfast of choice round here. Dave can wax poetic about the experience of walking into KK and their handing you a donut.

Here's my TOTAL snackfood binge lately: puffcorn. Have you had it? Holy God in Heaven.

Dannyfiredragon said...

My favorite breakfast are chocolate donuts.

I just finished Bitten & Smitten by Michelle Rowen. Loved the book! Now I have to check my TBR mountain what I will read next

Kati said...

Michelle - In my household, cold pizza or cold chinese food (also an excellent breakfast) are hangover food.

You know. Allegedly.

That or a sausage biscuit from Mickey D's. ;oP

Allegedly. :wink:

Rach said...

Oooo, Michelle, I eat that kinda stuff for breakfast too!

MK, haven't needed the hangover cures for quite some time, but seem to remember, those allegedly worked well ;o).

Michelle, 'splain this puffcorn of which you speak.

Vivi Anna said...

Michelle, great article! Kudos Bella!

I love cereal. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and supper. My favorites include, Rice Crispies, Special K, Shreddies, Vector, and Bran Flakes. Don't know why...but nothing beats a big bowl of cereal, and a glass of juice first thing in the morning for me...

krissyinva said...

I'm not much of a breakfast eater simply because I don't like the typical breakfast foods. I have been known to eat cold pizza, cake(usually after birthdays)and of course I love donuts!! I love dunkin donuts!!

Rach my yard also looks like waterfront property!

Kati said...

Rach, I haven't needed a hangover cure in a good while either, but at least when I do, I know what to do! :wink:

Jess said...

Well, my vote is for "breakfast bars" being that Rachd's daughter is my niece. :-)

Seriously, KK donuts are almost slimy from the glaze and I always feel like my mouth is coated in wallpaper paste after eating them. Yuck. I don't like saucy (literally!) donuts.

Playground Monitor said...

Back in my youth, when my metabolism was still set on "high," I could eat KK's for breakfast, lunch and dinner and live to tell about it. Now, I might as well just apply them directly to the hips. Once in a blue moon, the DH and I will stop at KK if the "HOT NOW" sign is on and splurge.

The Playfriends and I went on a road trip last January and stopped at the KK. One of the gals had never had a fresh KK right off the assembly line, so we took her in, showed her the process and the cashier gave us all one as they rolled off the belt. Needless to say, she's hooked now. There just ain't no better donut than a KK.

I'm reading RISING TIDES by Nora Roberts and loving me some Ethan Quinn. I read THRILL ME TO DEATH already and love, love, loved it!

Hope you had fun at the corn maze. I've never been to one. But again, I have enough aggravation in my life; why bring on more by deliberately getting myself lost in a cornfield? Besides, I keep thinking about that Stephen King movie. *shiver*


Stacy~ said...

Love KK's. I could eat 12 in one sitting. Seriously. I stopped about 4 because I knew I'd be sick...because I was so weak. So I stopped. But fight the urge everytime I drive by a KK, or go to the grocery store who sells them, or work, because they also sell them in our cafeteria.

Went on a book binge and I don't think I bought one book MK has recommended, but not for lack of trying. I forgot my list at home. I came back with: Anne Stuart's Black Ice, LuAnn McLane's Love, Lust & Pixie Dust, Lisa Valdez's Passion, Deidre Knight's Parallel Heat, and Teresa Medeiros' THe Vampire Who Loved Me. I love bringing home books. Gives me the warm fuzzies.

Oh, you guys have to go see "The Guardian", with Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher. It was worth the $9.50, imo. 2 1/2 hrs flew by. I wasn't sure what to expect because AK always comes across as doing goofy movies, but he pleasantly surprised me; this one was serious, funny, romantic, tragic, hopeful...all the elements of a good film.

Oh Michelle I just bought a Dunkin Donuts coffee on my way home. I don't like it hot though, I like it room temperature. Does anyone else drink their coffee lukewarm?

Kati said...

Oooh, Stacy! I can't wait to hear what you think of Stuart's BLACK ICE. The hero in it is an incredible anti-hero. The heroine was a little helpless for my taste, but the hero is just delicious.

ev said...

I just had fresh cider donuts for breakfast. I love not having kids in the house any more- I can eat what I want and not feel guilty. Cereal is probably my favorite thing- I keep lots of boxes around. Sweetened and unsweetened, good for you and not so hot. I can eat it for dinner if I don't feel like cooking.
Pizza is another favorite too.

Anonymous said...

MK, I'm thinking of reading that one first. Btw, how do you read so fast??? I admit I've been in a bit of a reading slump and haven't really read anything since...a week ago. It's killing me. I'm hoping AS can jump-start my imagination.

I haven't needed a hangover cure much either (I only drink til I get pleasantly buzzed, and I rarely drink as it is cuz it makes me so darn sleepy), but guzzling warm Coke seems to work for a lot of ailments in my family LOL.

Vivi, I love dry cereal - hate when it gets soggy. Frosted flakes, Lucky Charms, PeanutButter Capt'n Crunch, Pops, Honey Bunches of O's (love that name - what a concept LOL)

Rach said...

Vivi, there are times when I think I could just live on cereal--morning, noon and night. Too bad I have to feed the whole family... I'm convinced that's why I gained weight once I got married--no more cereal meals. *grin* I have a friend who wanted to open a cereal bar across the street from our local college campus. =)

Krissy, we're still swimmin' here--hope ya'll dry out quickly. You're in Chesapeake, right?

Stacy, I hear ya on the KK's! And, have fun with the reading. =)

Ev, the cider donuts sound divine!

ev said...

there are cereal bars around someplace, I have heard of them. What a great concept!!

I don't do hangovers- by that I mean my dad taught us if we were going to drink, we didn't let it keep us from going to work or school, so I just get up, shower and work thru them. Used to anyway, don't have time to drink now. I do all the driving and when I work, I don't drink. I have made the kid do the same thing- she wants to go out, fine, but get your butt up in the morning. No calling in sick or skipping class.

krissyinva said...

Yes Rachd I'm in Chesapeake, where are you??? I'm just glad we saw the sun today and are starting to dry out a bit.

Monica Burns said...

Ok, so whatever happened to the good old staples of a couple of scrambled eggs and a piece of toast, a glass of juice and milk? LOL

That has to be my favorite breakfast. I love KK, but they slow me way down because of the sugar. Makes me sleepy.

And when I can't fall asleep at night, I make my other favorite breakfast meal. Milk toast. YUMMY! Drops me like a log about an hour later. Long good sleep! LOL

Unknown said...

I don't know how anyone can eat either of those things for breakfast-too sweet for me!
I am very boring-I eat a Quaker Very Berry Breakfast bar every morning and then 2 pieces of brown Ezekeil bread toasted later.

occasionally I have porridge just to liven things up
I'm terrible aren't I?

Rach said...

Krisy, I'm in Williamsgurg. I remember you saying something about living in Chesapeake over at Squwak. I swear I'm not a stalker =).

Rach said...

And, I compeletly spelled your name wrong!! So sorry!!

Playground Monitor said...

I eat a lot of cereal and try to eat the good stuff -- you know... fiber. ;-)

Just finished RISING TIDES, Ethan Quinn's book. Oh my gosh! What a guy!

Now I'm going to take a break from the Quinn's and read a Christmas anthology called I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS - Linda Lael Miller, Catherine Mulvaney, Julie Leto and Roxanne St. Claire. I need a little Christmas cause I gots to go buy a new tree before the good ones all get bought.


krissyinva said...

Rachd, ahh so you aren't far away at all. No doubt if you were a stalker you would be much closer. I've only come across a few people in our area that visit the sites that we do, but it's nice knowing some of the people you talk to are in your own "backyard".

Rach said...

Actually, Krissy, there are a TON of us from VA here on RBtB! =)

Marilyn, I just *love* Ethan--he's my favorite Quinn brother. So quiet and yet, so powerful. Yummo =).

Kris said...

I have to go with Krispy Cremes, you can't beat 'em.

krissyinva said...

Rachd, I didn't know that. I have only been visiting this site for about 2 weeks. I know over at avon authors there are a few that post occasionally that are from Hampton Roads.

ev said...

Play- I just bought the same Xmas book. great minds/great taste!! I have to go buy a new tree this year too. never get another pre-lite one that's for sure.

Actually, I have to confess. I am a Dunkin Donuts fan, not KK. They just closed their only store here. Only lasted 2 years. Love DD coffee, donuts and blueberry muffins. Their new cookies are awesome too.

Kati said...

Krissy - I'm from northern VA. I work in DC, so Rach and I (and now you) are usually experiencing the same crappy weather within hours of each other.