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The breakfast of champions is...

by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor)
on May 30, 2008 at 09:29 UTC ( #689169=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on The breakfast of champions is...

Fish and Chips
[bar] 27/4%
Eggs and Bacon
[bar] 140/21%
Boxed dry cereal (Corn Flakes, Total, Cheerios, etc.)
[bar] 50/8%
Corn flakes and beer
[bar] 39/6%
Beer
[bar] 74/11%
Pancakes
[bar] 23/4%
Bagels
[bar] 30/5%
Toast
[bar] 28/4%
Biscuits
[bar] 9/1%
Oatmeal
[bar] 59/9%
Cream of Wheat
[bar] 8/1%
Grits
[bar] 16/2%
French toast
[bar] 31/5%
Other
[bar] 119/18%
653 total votes
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Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by zentara (Archbishop) on May 30, 2008 at 10:24 UTC
    Yoghurt and chocolate flavored protein powder.

    I'm not really a human, but I play one on earth CandyGram for Mongo
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Aim9b (Monk) on May 30, 2008 at 10:55 UTC
    Pizza, or Grape Nuts... depending on if it's the last meal of the workday, or the first.
SPAM - The breakfast of champions
by pjf (Curate) on May 30, 2008 at 11:10 UTC

    Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.

    Or on more modest days: eggs, toast, baked beans, sausage, mushrooms, tomoato, cheese, and vegemite, served with coffee.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by guha (Priest) on May 30, 2008 at 11:18 UTC

    I voted for Eggs and Bacon.
    However I also need a big cup of strong English Breakfast tea, a halve of grape and some butter fried mushrooms. Preferably of the species Agaricus
    The mushroom reference is slightly pun-ny in relation to the poll title. In swedish the mushroom is called "Champinjon".
    Lame, but it *is* friday afternoon.

      Why am I guessing tht "chaminjon" is pronounced vaguely like the French word for mushroom, "champignon?".

      Lord, PerlMonks does drag up oddments from my memory. I've got to get it re-indexed.

      I would advise avoiding this particular Agaric mushroom ;-)


      Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

        It gets even better. Do you know what the swedish word for mushroom is? Believe it or not, swampyankee, but it's "Svamp". LOL

Re: The breakfast of champions is... Vegemite
by grinder (Bishop) on May 30, 2008 at 11:19 UTC

    Vegemite! Hot buttered toast and Vegemite, there is nothing finer. I also brew about a litre of strong coffee in one of those two-storey Italian thingies. I pour it into a bowl, since mugs are too small.

    • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

      Vegemite..?? Urgh, what is the world coming to? There is a constant war in my household between vegemite and marmite (guess which one I prefer.) and with two people professing their love for vegemite on this poll I feel my position weakening.. Marmite lovers of the world unite and back me up here!

      On the other hand, respect for not being able to fit your morning caffeine fix into a mug---I thought I was doing well as a chain drinker of strong tea in those really large Starbucks mugs (which hold just over a pint==568ml)

      On the actual topic of this post---porridge is the best breakfast I can think of, though Weetabix are good too, in the 'summer' (such as it exists here). Presumably porridge==oatmeal?

      ........
      Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
      -- Groucho Marx
      .......

        I am sorely tempted to -- you for your blasphemy so I guess I shall have to ++ you for admitting to the error of your ways :)

        • another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

        My daughter and I will eat either one, though I prefer Vegemite on plain buttered toast, and Marmite on toasted cheese sandwiches (or quesadillas). If I run out of one, the other will do in a pinch (being halfway between the UK and Australia, I'm not too partial) :-)

        I've always had the impression that oatmeal is porridge -- I've never seen them standing together, for example.

        Boil water for tea and quick oatmeal. Tear up a crystallized ginger piece, toss in bowl. Toss in dried blueberries or dried cherries. Put in quick oats.

        Pour water in teapot, followed by pouring in bowl. Pull tea bags out after three minutes. Stir oatmeal around, eat about another three to five minutes later.

        Marmite (at least in New Zealand) is pretty much just Vegemite with added sugar.

        The more important thing though is: do you salt your porridge?


        Perl is environmentally friendly - it saves trees
        "and with two people professing their love for vegemite on this poll"

        Better make that three :)
        Well, 20-odd million actually, because just about every kid in Australia literally grows up on it. Vegemite, Weet-bix and Milo.

        When I moved to Singapore from Australia about six years ago, one of my biggest concerns was that I may not be able to find my beloved Vegemite. But thankfully, there is a significant aussie expat population in Singapore, which keeps the demand high enough that most supermarkets keep it in stock. So it's Vegemite on toast for me, every morning. Washed down of course, with a nice big mug of Milo with cold milk :D

        Howdy!

        Porridge does not necessarily mean oatmeal. While in Korea, I had opportunities to eat porridge. It was rice porridge -- sometimes blended smooth and sometimes chunky -- with various things added. Things like shrimp or abalone or pine nuts or pumpkin or any of a whole mess of things.

        yours,
        Michael
        Vegemite? Marmite? We Americans just wash out our brew casks when we're done with them.
      Hey, I second that. Vegemite all the way! Vegemite on toast, half a glass of orange juice,
      a glass of water, a sip of coffee and an apple for the road. Then an egg & bacon roll for morning tea with a 600ml flavored milk.

      The Breakfast of Superman!
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by DrHyde (Prior) on May 30, 2008 at 11:21 UTC

    Gin n tonic and a good cigar.

    Mind you, cornflakes with blackberries and unprocessed milk still warm from the cow is pretty damned good too.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by apl (Monsignor) on May 30, 2008 at 11:40 UTC
    In the immortal words of Hawkeye Pierce "Snap, crackle and burp!".
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by jhourcle (Prior) on May 30, 2008 at 11:47 UTC

    In the past, before I started having issues with dairy, I'd have gone with cold pizza. During undergrad, I'd have probably gone with pop-tarts.

    These days, I prefer making hash -- when I bake potatoes, I'll bake a few extras, so in the morning:

    1. preheat a large skillet
    2. cut up potatoes, some bell pepper, onion, whatever other interesting is in the fridge (sausages, leftover steak or corned beef, etc.)
    3. add oil to pan, start browning the potatoes
    4. While waiting, get dressed, check e-mail, etc.
    5. flip the potatoes and add the rest of the stuff to warm through.
    6. season w/ whatever's on hand. (seasoned salt, adobo, salt and smoked paprika, etc.)
    7. If desired, crack over and egg or two and cook for another minute
    8. serve

    If I have leftover rice, I'll make nasi goreng.

        Closest to hash browns ... if you get them from Denny's with everything imaginable in it. Of course, the way I do it, they're more like home fries than a fried pancake of shredded potatoes -- not that there's anything wrong with the shredded potato ones, but this way I just have to clean a knife and not a grater as well.

        I wouldn't be surprised if the CS term and the culinary terms are polysemous -- both have a vague sense of chopping up something to make a new product that is based on the original input, but in some ways made more homogeneous.

      Seriously - what Perl hacker *doesn't* love %hash??
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by rjbs (Pilgrim) on May 30, 2008 at 11:51 UTC
    Eggs, grits, and scrapple.
    rjbs
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by regexes (Hermit) on May 30, 2008 at 11:55 UTC
    Hmmm.. "Little chocolate donuts" is missing from the list. :-)
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Old_Gray_Bear (Bishop) on May 30, 2008 at 12:30 UTC
    Sushi!

    After a looooooong night fighting with a recalcitrant Solaris 7 jump-start installation on 1000 machines spread across two physical sites separated by a continent and an ocean with a slow and flaky network: saba and saki (both cold and hot)!

    ----
    I Go Back to Sleep, Now.

    OGB

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by svenXY (Deacon) on May 30, 2008 at 12:42 UTC
    müsli, apple, banana and yoghurt!
    Regards,
    svenXY
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Pancho (Pilgrim) on May 30, 2008 at 13:06 UTC
    I once had a raw herring for bkfst in Netherlands, not sure if it was the champ but it left a lasting impression... Wouldn't mind some right now...
    Pancho
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by tubaandy (Deacon) on May 30, 2008 at 14:09 UTC
    Usually it's a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios or whatever cereal that my kids thought they liked but found out they don't. Coffee is an absolute must. Occasionally at a local restaurant I'll have a skillet with hash browns, chorizo (spicy sausage), cheese, salsa, peppers, and eggs over easy. When camping, it's more cereal, or whatever's on the fire.

    As an aside, if you had 9 small portions of fried shredded potatoes arranged on your plate in a 3X3 matrix, would that be an array of hashes?

    tubaandy
      tubaandy:

      I thought perl doesn't have 2D arrays, so it would be an array of array of hashes. Of course, this whole thread is a list of hash references.... ;^)

      ...roboticus
        he he he

        roboticus++!

        tubaandy
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by tirwhan (Abbot) on May 30, 2008 at 14:57 UTC

    Bread roll with goat cheese, avocado, tomato and mojo along with some fresh mango juice. Though if it's cold and dreary outside and the sea further than ten-minute walk away, a cold pizza and coffee will do.

    And where do I -- grits?


    All dogma is stupid.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by kabeldag (Hermit) on May 30, 2008 at 15:03 UTC
    Cornflakes & Beer - Perish the thought!!!.

    I should start eating breakfast though. Coffee, or a glass of orange juice isn't enough :-)

      Exactly right! It's Beer and a Poptart!

      --
      Wade
        But the kind of Pop-Tart must be carefully chosen:
        • Flavor?
        • Frosted or un-?
        • Are ur-Pop-Tarts allowed, those things which are Pop-Tarts in all but name, e.g. the ones that had cross-shaped holes in the crust?
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by wolfger (Deacon) on May 30, 2008 at 15:13 UTC
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by chexmix (Hermit) on May 30, 2008 at 16:51 UTC
    The full answer, of course, is: waffles and beer.

    When I was in Santa Barbara, CA getting my since-cursed Ph.D. in Theatre, my friend Hal and I drove to the odd Danish-themed mountain town of Solvang for the express purpose of having waffles and beer.

    It turned out to be just as magical as it sounds.

      Heathen! When I go to Solvang, I have æbleskiver and beer (they're not as good as what my wife makes, but the 40 ounce beer kind of makes up for it). On a side note, some Danish friends had a tour guide of California, and the description of Solvang seemed to translate to something like "cheesy tacky danish-themed tourist town."
        Ah Mein Gott! I was JUST NOW looking up how to spell aevil uh evvil uh that thing you typed up there. I remember it/them fondly: kind of a dumpling object, with preserves and powdered sugar? Is that close?
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Gavin (Canon) on May 30, 2008 at 17:21 UTC

    You've missed the most important item from your breakfast list and without it, no menu is complete.

    Eggy Soldiers

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by misterwhipple (Monk) on May 30, 2008 at 22:00 UTC
    Cold garlic bread from last night's dinner.

    cat >~/.sig </dev/interesting

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by jmcnamara (Monsignor) on May 30, 2008 at 23:15 UTC

    A book by Kurt Vonnegut.

    --
    John.

      That's especially good if you're low on ruffage!

      --
      Wade
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by dwhite20899 (Friar) on May 30, 2008 at 23:21 UTC
    I voted cornflakes and beer, but Wheaties and beer is better.

    My personal fave is any breakfast that allows me to use the obligatory Simpsons quote, "Bacon that sausage, boy!"

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by hangon (Deacon) on May 31, 2008 at 06:26 UTC
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by swampyankee (Parson) on May 31, 2008 at 17:35 UTC

    No mention of "two cigarettes and a cup of coffee" preferred by many members of my parents' (born pre-ww2) generation, thank goodness; tobacco smoke makes me sick.

    My preference is toast and coffee, although when I (very rarely) eat out for breakfast, I usually get scrambled eggs, hash browns, and sausage.


    Information about American English usage here and here. Floating point issues? Please read this before posting. — emc

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by TStanley (Canon) on Jun 01, 2008 at 00:02 UTC
    Dunkin' Donuts :-)
    I usually get a small iced coffee and a ham/egg/cheese sandwich on an English muffin.

    TStanley
    --------
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. -- George Orwell
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by rudder (Scribe) on Jun 01, 2008 at 02:13 UTC

    Tasty Wheat!

      Tastes too much like chicken. 8o)

      --
      Wade
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Jun 01, 2008 at 19:07 UTC
    I'm suprised cold pizza didn't make it to the lsit but for me it's last night's pizza and a Dr. Pepper.


    Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.

    I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

      Cold pizza for breakfast... Oh happy college days!
        College days? College days are long since gone. It's more like a Saturday morning. ;)


        Revolution. Today, 3 O'Clock. Meet behind the monkey bars.

        I would love to change the world, but they won't give me the source code

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Richie89 (Sexton) on Jun 01, 2008 at 22:26 UTC
    I'd have to say something like the Denny's Grand Slam would be the breakfast of champions. It combines both Eggs,Bacon, Pancakes, toast, and some other things I don't remember. These items combined into one make the most powerful of all breakfast, and one to be feared by all others. ;-)
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by ysth (Canon) on Jun 02, 2008 at 03:25 UTC
    Oven-toasted wheat tortillas sandwiching grated cheddar and mozzarella, salsa, and half an avocado, sliced.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by sandboxed (Sexton) on Jun 02, 2008 at 10:19 UTC

    Of course, Boxed dry cereal...but only accompanied with some kind of liquid:

    I wouldn't like to choke off all the cereal over my partner/friend/pet/wife/computer....

    ^____^

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Smaug (Pilgrim) on Jun 02, 2008 at 10:27 UTC

    Green Eggs and Ham?

    I do so like
    green eggs and ham!
    Thank you!
    Thank you,
    Sam-I-am!


    http://www.seussville.com/titles/greeneggs/recipes.html

    Regards,
    Smaug.
    Peddle faster monkeys!! I need more power!!
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by sasdrtx (Friar) on Jun 02, 2008 at 10:50 UTC
    • Southern Comfort and a Marlboro
    • Farmer's Feast at Bob Evans: scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, sausage/ham/bacon, and a strawberry-banana crepe (aka "heart-attack on a plate")
    • Coffee and Slim-Jims

    sas
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by samizdat (Vicar) on Jun 02, 2008 at 12:46 UTC
    Organic grape juice and a banana. I never thought something so simple would make such a difference in my life.

    Don Wilde
    "There's more than one level to any answer."
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by tweetiepooh (Friar) on Jun 02, 2008 at 13:07 UTC
    Breakfast to me is usually a glass of orange juice 6 days a week, porridge on Saturdays when I get the children up. My daughter love porridge too.

    The "Whole South African" though is the breakfast of champions (well until the MI anyway).

  • Juice
  • Fresh fruit
  • Pap (maize porridge, often made with milk for breakfast and smooth)
  • Bacon, Eggs, Sos, Steak, (Black pud, White pud my additions), Beans, Hash Brown sort of thing with sweetcorn in.
  • Toast and Marmalade/Jam.
  • Coffee
  • Actually this might be the light version.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 02, 2008 at 13:27 UTC
    vagitables
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by blue_cowdawg (Monsignor) on Jun 02, 2008 at 14:24 UTC

    My personal choice, I gotta go with alewive and beer. You take a mess of those alewives and smoke them. The smoking takes some of the curse out of the oiliness of the fish out of it. Spread some newspaper on the back of your pickup truck (or reasonable substitute) open a beer and get to work.

    Alewives are a bit tricky to eat because they are so boney as well. Take your time, pick the bones out and the result is well worth it.


    Another favorite breakfast of mine which is reserved to when it can happen is fresh caught trout done over a camp fire with hush puppies on the side. When the fish you are cooking and then eating was just swimming minutes ago it just don't get better.


    But since neither of those options are readily available to me on a day to day (or even week to week) basis I love my "hungry man" breakfasts. Due to health reasons I keep this down to no more than twice a month but I love to have at one sitting:

    • Eggs over medium
    • Nicely done hash browns.
    • Sausage patties (not those damn frozen things either)
    • Real buttermilk pancakes
    but that usually means that I'm not eating lunch or at least a very light lunch.


    Another old standby of mine and ranks right up there as one of the best is biscuits and sausage gravy. Hard to find good sausage gravy unless you make it yourself though. Most restaurants seem to make a white gravy with the consistancy of wallpaper paste and through some minced up sausages in it and call that sausage gravy. As well I'm not talking about biscuits on a plate with the gravy in a tiny little bowl on the side either. There are a few places that have committed that sin against me.

    I'm talking a big bowl with the biscuits opened up with some butter dropped in there with the gravy poured all over the top of that. Every mouthfull should have plenty of gravy in it and just be busting out with good flavor. As a Southern man once told me: " the difference between dunk and sop."


    Another breakfast worth considering in the pantheon of good breakfasts is Grillades and Grits. This dish hailing from the back country and bayous of Louisiana starts off with a cut of meat that if you tried to fry it as a steak would have the chew ability of a piece of sole from your work boot.

    First you take that piece of meat, lay it on your work surface and take a meat tenderizing hammer and pretend it is a LART. Then you imaging the last LUSER that pissed you off is laying there on the work surface and commence to reset their clue bit for them. Repeatedly. Often.

    Once the meat has been properly tenderized you dredge it in a seasoned flour (well seasoned) and brown it and then add "The Holy Trniity®" to the pot (that's celery, onions and green pepper to the uninitiated) and start layering up some flavors and build a good gravy. Let that simmer a long while and start making your grits.

    Now the grits are as important to this meal as the gravy and meat are. You don't get those insipid add boiling water instant things they call grits. Get the old fashioned kind that you have to actually cook for a while and make sure you don't burn them. Burnt grits are horrible.

    Add cheese or not as your tastes dictate to the the grits.

    Once the meat, gravy and grits are all done it is time to build this dish. It ain't rocket science, but there is a method to the madness.

    First you put your grits one the plate (or large, wide bowl) and a lot of them. The gravy has to have someone to have as company. Then you put a piece of meat (or two) on there and ladle some gravy over the whole thing. Don't miss getting some of the Trinity on there.

    If that don't fill you up repeat as necessary.


    If you can't tell, I have a passion about breakfast. Even though health issues dictate that the normal daily breakfast for me consist of a single slice of toast (boring!) with peanut butter on it (oh well) and my usual cup of coffee. In fact I think I get more nutritional input from the pills I take in the morning than the rest of my meal put together. Once in a while I really go all out and indulge my passion. With breakfast there are no rules in my opinion.

    I've eaten breakfast all over the world. In Korea, for example, I had kimchee with my breakfast that included some sort of soup with crab in it and rice. Other places I have visited had other traditions. In my opinion breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it sets the tone for the rest of the day. My son doesn't share that view with me and is more apt to skip breakfast altogether.


    Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
    Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
      My stomach feels sick and unappetized every morning til about noon. Runs in the family. So no breakfast here.
            So no breakfast here.

        To me what you're saying really is your breakfast is at noon.. that's all.


        Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
        Peter -at- Berghold -dot- Net; AOL IM redcowdawg Yahoo IM: blue_cowdawg
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Nkuvu (Priest) on Jun 02, 2008 at 17:15 UTC

    Coffee.

    What... you need something else?

      Yes, I do, nicotine is an essential accompaniment to my coffee in order to kick start the entire Cardio-vascular system, without that first cough the tar just lies there (Sad but almost true)
      Coffee!!! I was extremely surprised this wasn't on the list somewhere. There is nothing more essential in my weekday morning nutrition than coffee...
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 03, 2008 at 06:58 UTC
    i voted for oatmeals.

    But the breakfast of superman is idly, dosa, vada and pongal with coconut chutney and sambar.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by gwhite (Friar) on Jun 03, 2008 at 14:03 UTC

    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a 2 liter of Coke

    g_White
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by polettix (Vicar) on Jun 03, 2008 at 14:09 UTC
    Grits - definitely! My Cousin Vinny told me!

    perl -ple'$_=reverse' <<<ti.xittelop@oivalf

    Io ho capito... ma tu che hai detto?
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by gregor42 (Parson) on Jun 03, 2008 at 15:40 UTC

    Ice Cold Vindaloo sauce - preferably left over from the night before

    And then depending on if it's a work day or not it will be chased with a Red Bull or Beer respectively.

    ...And then, if possible, fresh tracks down a snowboard run. But that's more soul food than breakfast per se...



    Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by herveus (Parson) on Jun 03, 2008 at 16:28 UTC
    Howdy!

    Canonically, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Schlitz. However, substitution for Schlitz is pretty much a requirement now.

    yours,
    Michael
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by poqui (Deacon) on Jun 03, 2008 at 17:02 UTC
    Wow! I'm amazed at the sheer variety, and yet, I don't see the *definitive* breakfast of champions!

    Menudo!

    I spent some formative years in San Antonio Texas, and there, the answer to that questions was menudo, especially made with beer.

    One of my favorite breakfasts, though woefully infrequently, was taught to me by my Norge gramma: cold salmon with toast and coffee.
      Menudo!

      Yuck! You eat boy bands for breakfast?

      Soylent Green is people!

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by padawan_linuxero (Scribe) on Jun 03, 2008 at 17:44 UTC
    For me is a Marlboro with a big cup of black coffee and the newspaper, perhaps nowdays smoking looks bad, but is something I have done since college, and I dont smoke too much, actually thats the first one of only 5 that I smoke all day.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Lu. (Hermit) on Jun 03, 2008 at 21:51 UTC
    Noodles! (China) Wuhan noodle specialty, together with a nice bowl of soymilk. I'd go for that over anything else.

    For those who wonder, the noodles are topped with sesame paste, seaweed, chili sauce and chopped spicy green vegetables I can't recall the name of...

    Lu.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Jun 03, 2008 at 23:25 UTC

    Came in late on this one but cream of wheat, some sort of meat, most likely sausage, orange juice, and a protein shake are optimal for me.

    Note, I said "optimal". Typical breakfast consists of a protein shake, and if I can find any, pop tarts or those little delicious donettes.

    I'd say if there's one meal that I really should be careful of and take more seriously, it's breakfast. Completely alters your day when you have a good meal in you early in the morning.

    meh.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by AJRod (Scribe) on Jun 04, 2008 at 04:08 UTC
    anybody know where they serve camel and llama steak for breakfast?
      I don't know if they serve breakfast, but I've eaten a virtual zoo of critters that I don't usually come across at Greenfield when they used to have a location near where I live. If you were going to find it somewhere - it's probably there.


      Wait! This isn't a Parachute, this is a Backpack!
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by bilfurd (Hermit) on Jun 04, 2008 at 08:14 UTC
    Special occasions call for a fried Spam sandwich and a Coke.

    Other days, a chick or spaghetti sandwich works as well.

    As long as there is a Coke.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by pileofrogs (Priest) on Jun 04, 2008 at 16:35 UTC

    Chocolate cake and tequila.

    Preferably following a night of D&D and followed by a trip to the five & dime to load up on stale cookies, slide rules, madlibs and a tap-and-die set followed then by a day of indecorous sailing (much time spent in the water as well as in the boat) and then followed by a feisty session of sand-castle building in the style of HR Giger finally to be followed by a few days of sun-burn rehabilitation while watching the muppets.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by traveler (Parson) on Jun 04, 2008 at 21:18 UTC
    In this part of the world (SW US) the debate is between menudo (tripe stew) and posole (pork stew with whole hominy and red chile). I love posole; I do not like the idea of tripe...
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by gloryhack (Deacon) on Jun 05, 2008 at 09:25 UTC
    Chorizo and eggs, salsa cruda, refried beans, tortillas (de maize), coffee.

    Give me chorizo or give me death!

      Give me chorizo or give me death!

      Is this like an Hispanic version of "Cake or Death"?
      ........
      Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
      -- Groucho Marx
      .......
        Well, yeah, kinda sorta. But without the appetite-suppressing transvestite.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 05, 2008 at 10:50 UTC
    And so few voices for an english breakfast? Eggs, bacon, sausage, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes (kidneys if possible, but rare these days). All fried to the point of no return. Anything is possible after a breakfast like that. Mind you, I can feel my cholesterol increasing as I eat.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Herkum (Parson) on Jun 06, 2008 at 02:24 UTC

    I like Granola cereal, mainly because I can eat it cold or I can heat it up and eat it like oatmeal. It is reasonable good for you, or at least better than stuff like frosted flakes.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by -arc- (Monk) on Jun 06, 2008 at 14:14 UTC

    Definitely porridge.

    I add pumpkin or flax seeds, dried fruit and cinnamon or nutmeg. I can climb a mountain (or 3 - I did the Yorkshire 3 Peaks recently) on a bowl of this.

    Not forgetting a mug of freshly pressed organic coffee

      You'll be telling us next you were

      "Made in Scotland from Girders!"

        "Made in Scotland from Girders"
        Is that Iron Ade (or Ferro Ade, I forget which)?

        I was in Glasgow in 2005, saw it advertised, and gave it a try. It was ... different. (Remind me to introduce you to Cel-Ray, the celery soda.)

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by sifukurt (Hermit) on Jun 06, 2008 at 17:18 UTC
    A few handfuls of granola, a whey protein shake, and top it off with a little caffeine to jumpstart the day.

    ___________________
    Kurt
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by hardburn (Abbot) on Jun 06, 2008 at 18:02 UTC

    Mountain Dew and Donuts.


    "There is no shame in being self-taught, only in not trying to learn in the first place." -- Atrus, Myst: The Book of D'ni.

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by DrWhy (Chaplain) on Jun 07, 2008 at 01:33 UTC
    Oatmeal with peanut butter and raisins. and a coke. (or orange juice if my wife is looking)

    --DrWhy

    "If God had meant for us to think for ourselves he would have given us brains. Oh, wait..."

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by tomfahle (Priest) on Jun 07, 2008 at 10:39 UTC

    As Ken Blanchard said, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions."

Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 08, 2008 at 05:51 UTC
    Agh! Its 12:47am, lots of work to do. Why am I reading this? I'm allergic to gluten, so no wheat, barley, oats, or rye. Just the same thing for every meal, every day: boiled vegetables, with the occasional fried or boiled meat when its on sale.
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 09, 2008 at 19:09 UTC
    Martini of course, what I remember from the book. wikipedia has it: The title, taken from the well-known slogan for Wheaties breakfast cereal, crops up in a key scene late in the novel when a waitress, apparently ironically, says "Breakfast of Champions" each time she serves a customer a martini. Vonnegut, in his typical sarcastic manner, mocks the legal and copyright systems as he notes meticulously that Breakfast of Champions is a registered trademark of General Mills, Inc. for its breakfast cereal products, and that his use of the term is not "intended to disparage their fine products."
      Coffee and cigarette.. what else
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by CaolanDix (Initiate) on Jun 10, 2008 at 23:57 UTC
    Muesli of Ragnaroc 4 lbs of raw rolled oats 1 lb of oat bran 1 lb of ground flax seed 1 lb of ground milk thistle seed 0.5 lb of dried cherries 0.5 lb of dried cranberries 0.5 lb of sliced almonds 0.5 lb of raw sunflower seeds 1 lb of soy lecithin granules Mix together. Eat 0.5 cups with 1 cup of milk or soy milk, cook over a stove until done. I like adding cinnamon and brown sugar to it. It is yum-yummy goodness! :D
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by satanicpuppy (Novice) on Jun 11, 2008 at 14:11 UTC
    Cereal bar and a bottle of diet Dr. Pepper.

    //Sadly, a part of me considers this "healthy"
Re: The breakfast of champions is...
by nerfherder (Monk) on Jun 11, 2008 at 21:58 UTC
    Raisin Bran and black coffee

    OR

    No-Bullshit Breakfast Burrito:

    Recipe:
    • Smash one handful breakfast sausage down to 1/2" thickness. Burn.
    • Flip sausage patty and burn other side.
    • Chop sausage while in the pan into dime-sized bits and burn any part which is not yet burnt.
    • Drain on paper towel.
    • Gently heat a large flour tortilla to soften.
    • On a plate, lay the tortilla and sprinkle a handful of shredded cheese of your choice (for me it's fiesta blend, which is cheddar, jack, and asadero). Slices are also acceptable (meunster is worth a try).
    • Create a mound of burned sausage bits in a line which passes through the center of the tortilla but is no longer than 7/8 the diameter of the tortilla.
    • Microwave until cheese is melted.
    • Roll like a burrito and let stand for a few seconds before stuffing face. DANGER, HOT OIL INSIDE! ;-)
    Black coffee or green tea. If further energy is needed for world domination that day, a chocolate chip cookie or 5 might help. You're worth it.

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