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What Breakfast Gets You Going?

Cliff posted more than 7 years ago | from the first-thing-in-the-morning dept.

It's funny.  Laugh. 365

Crash McBang asks: "Apparently many are foregoing the morning coffee for something sweeter, according to a recent article in RedOrbit. 'There is nothing better than the feel of Coke on the back of your throat in the morning,' said McKinsey, a morning pop drinker since the 1970s, savoring the cold, stinging sensation that coffee drinkers just don't get. What gets you going after waking up?"

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Ahh! (5, Funny)

suso (153703) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679152)

You are torturing me! I have to fast this morning until 11am because I have this health screening thing at work. And now a story on Slashdot about breakfast. Of all the days, I swear. I guess though that on any given day someone reading Slashdot has to fast for some reason.

To answer your question though, I usually have some sort of pastry, peanut butter and jelly sandwich or donuts. On the weekends when I have more time, I make eggs and bacon or waffles for my family. And milk of course. I'm not a coffee drinker. Coffee ice cream though, now that gets me going. But not in the mornings.

Re:Ahh! (5, Funny)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679674)

>> pastry, peanut butter... jelly sandwich... donuts... eggs and bacon... waffles... milk... coffee ice cream

Better get the diabetes test *and* the cholesterol screening.

Re:Ahh! (-1, Troll)

suso (153703) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679752)

Better get the diabetes test *and* the cholesterol screening.

Repeat after me. Cheap shots on Slashdot do not make me cool.

Fruit! (5, Interesting)

ilovegeorgebush (923173) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679170)

Cereal, a nice cup of Tea (yes, i'm British) and some fruit gets me going. Apparently, Apples are more effective at waking you up than coffee!

Re:Fruit! (4, Interesting)

xtracto (837672) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679310)

I love honey nut cereal mixed with shredded wheat (it is the ONLY way I can stand eating wheat cereals without feeling that I am eating a cardboard box...) . I add some sliced bananas.

Of course I also get a cup of coffee and waffles (difficult to get in UK, the "normal" egg waffles with honey and butter and no the potato waffles they eat here...).

Something interesting is that in UK people often have something really light for breakfast (as parent said), unlike in Mexico where the breakfast my mom used to give us where two scrambled eggs with ham and some mashed refried beans as side order. Or the typical Moyetes (a french like bread sliced in half with refried beans and grated with cheese... oooh god).

Of course you could ask what about the [in]famous English breakfast (bacon, "yummy-looking" black pudding, eggs, some kind of horrible tomatoes, sausage, beans and if u are vegy, mushrooms) but as far as I have seen, it is not until 11:00 (lunch hour) that they take these. My gf used to work in a restaurant where they served "all day english breakfast". It is very "funny" to watch people ask for an english breakfast at 10:00 pm...

BTW, did you know that Irish drink more coffee than tea? well, that is something an Irish man told me maybe it is bollocks =oP

Re:Fruit! (1)

ilovegeorgebush (923173) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679438)

Something interesting is that in UK people often have something really light for breakfast (as parent said), unlike in Mexico where the breakfast my mom used to give us where two scrambled eggs with ham and some mashed refried beans as side order. Or the typical Moyetes (a french like bread sliced in half with refried beans and grated with cheese... oooh god).
Indeed, we do. Quite bizarre really, as Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There's a saying:
Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper

I think that fits pretty well. I'd like to eat much more in the mornings, but i'm just too damn lazy to get up earlier >.
BTW, did you know that Irish drink more coffee than tea? well, that is something an Irish man told me maybe it is bollocks =oP
I didn't know that per-se, but it's an easy assumption. There's a famous Irish drink, 'Irish Coffee' that is a mix of Baileys and Coffee. Quite nice actually, popular with the ladies ;)

Re:Fruit! (2, Informative)

Malenfrant (781088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679652)

Hmm, as an Irishman I feel the need to reply to this. First off, no Irishman I know drinks more coffee than tea, and secondly Irish Coffee is NOT made with Baileys, it is made with Irish Whisky, and has cream floating on top. There are several English versions of Irish Coffee, but in my experience the English often mess with recipes from other countries, creating something quite different. There's nothing wrong with this per se, but it bugs me the way they then claim that this is how it's supposed to be made.

So much for MY morning coffee... (1)

xtracto (837672) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679768)

Hmm, as an Irishman I feel the need to reply to this. First off, no Irishman I know drinks more coffee than tea,

Hehe... yeah. In fact the actual "quote" from the Irish man I was going to write is that Irish drink MORE tea than English and english drink more coffee. I guess I am still sleeping (I am hungry thats sure). And yeah at least in Mexico I know Irish Coffee as a mix of Coffee and Whisky (btw why doesnt firefox recognize "Whisky" without e?... someone told me that the brands that sell Whiskey with the "e" are not real 100% Scottish)

Irish Coffee (4, Informative)

Phil John (576633) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679720)

Sorry to nitpick, but Irish Coffee is actually neat Whisky mixed with Cane Sugar, after which Black Coffee is poured on. Finally the mixture is topped with Double Cream whipped till slightly thick. This makes a lovely looking glass with half the liquid almost black and the other half almost white. When you drink it the two parts start mixing.

Interestingly it's also a relatively new invention, not much more than 50 years old.

Ruination of good Coffee and good Whisky as my dad always says ;o)

Re:Irish Coffee (1)

GeckoX (259575) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679766)

What you describe is simply home made Baileys. (Or rather, Baileys is the closest liqueur on the market to that). It is indeed a true Irish coffee. That's our traditional Christmas morning drink in my family (The real kind as you describe).

Re:Fruit! (1)

ilovegeorgebush (923173) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679772)

To those above regarding the 'Irish Coffee', no nitpicking at all! I got it wrong. That's what *I* know Irish Coffee as (although I realised now I meant Irish Whiskey, not Baileys - this is a variant, though). I got it wrong, no offence meant :)

Re:Fruit! (1)

joshetc (955226) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679552)

Frosted mini wheats become extremely barable and border-line good with chocolate milk instead of regular milk.

Re:Fruit! (1)

splutty (43475) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679710)

BTW, did you know that Irish drink more coffee than tea? well, that is something an Irish man told me maybe it is bollocks =oP

I was always convinced Irish Breakfast consisted of a pint of Guiness... Hmmm.. I might be wrong though :)

Re:Fruit! (1)

Clueless Nick (883532) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679336)

Yes, nothing better than tea in the morning, with a plate of your . I hate apples in the morning, though. Any fruit, that is. But the best part of breakfast is the dunking...ultra-sweet, cream-filled biscuits. Enough sugar and carbohydrate punch to get me to the office.

Re:Fruit! (1)

hal2814 (725639) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679698)

I take my fruit in liquid form. 32 oz of OJ no pulp and a breakfast bar (usually Special K or Cinnamon Toast Crunch). And I'm not sure if OJ is more effective at waking you up than coffee since I usually drink about a pint of coffee once I get to the office.

Breakfast? (2)

clickclickdrone (964164) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679172)

I haven't had breakfast on a working day for about 15 years. However, weekends it's a big steamy bowl of porridge with honey, sultanas and cinnamon.

Re:Breakfast? (1)

GreenEnvy22 (1046790) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679656)

Similar here, on weekdays I don't have much, maybe a granola bar or a boal of instant oatmeal. Weekends I make my wife and myself something good, like omlettes or a whole eggs/bacon/potatoes/toast sort of thing. I also don't drink coffee. I agree with the summary, nothing beats a cold coke first thing in the morning. The bubbles feel like they run up my head, into my ears.

To quote Dave Attell... (5, Funny)

antifoidulus (807088) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679174)

"a tongue in the ass. There is no alarm clock on that one, you are up, you are shaking, you are in a karate stance, the day has begun"

Re:To quote Dave Attell... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679496)

Oatmeal and coffee on the keyboard. LOL. I miss Insomniac.

To Quote Jon Stewart (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679570)

Well, Jon Stewart just added Gatorade A.M. [comedycentral.com] to his pantry of fame. The label reads, "Gatorade A.M. helps you put back the fluids and energy you lose during a full night's sleep."

Because, you know, you lose a lot of fluids when you sleep?!

Between the tongue in the ass and Gatorade A.M., I'd probably take the tongue in the ass.

Re:To quote Dave Attell... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679628)

Really? Where does he live? I want to live in porn movie to!!!!!

Re:To quote Dave Attell... (2, Funny)

splutty (43475) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679732)

first came 360
then, expensive PS3
I prefer the wii

I do a 360 around your PS3 and Wii on it?

Obligatory... (1)

Phil246 (803464) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679188)

Raw coffee beans

Seriously though, i dont have a breakfast most of the time. I sometimes grab a coffee on the way to Uni but not regularly.

3 options (1, Interesting)

fusto99 (939313) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679190)

1. Mountain Dew is the usual meal 2. Red bull or other energy drink when I need a slightly stronger kick. 3. Carmel Machiato with a triple shot of espresso if I need something more.

Simple (1)

Vengeance (46019) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679220)

A pot of coffee. No nancy-boy additions, no milk, no sugar, no nothin' but strong back coffee ground fresh in my kitchen this morning.

On weekdays I'll have a danish, too. On weekends, I'll make at least one real breakfast centered around pancakes or waffles.

Breakfast of Choice (3, Funny)

pertelote (37736) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679226)

A mega-mug of crushed ice filled with Diet Coke, and a doughnut, or that extra special cold pizza stashed behind something in the frig. Hello World!

Gettin goin.... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679264)

In the old times, it used to be a bottle of Mello Yello (with the sugar shaken back into solution). Now, it's a bowl or two of weetabix, and a diet pepsi on the drive to the office.

Getting old is a pain, but it sure beats the alternatives!

The smell (0)

Konster (252488) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679266)

The smell of money gets me right the heck out of bed at any hour. Nothing can make me more awake or more motivated when the rubbing together of hundreds is involved.

A very common breakfast (2, Interesting)

NetDanzr (619387) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679286)

Coffee and a smoke. Then some more coffee.

Re:A very common breakfast (1)

RpiMatty (834853) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679488)

I've upgraded to a Red Bull and 2 smokes for breakfast on the drive to work.
About an hour after getting there its time for second breakfast, which is a cup of coffee and a smoke.

plain stuff (1)

SABME (524360) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679292)

kashi golean crunch cereal with fresh blueberries (no milk)
strong black tea

Re:plain stuff (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679630)

Kashi here too, with Silk. Got about 6 varieties of Kashi on top of the fridge.

Mornings (2, Interesting)

Venner (59051) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679312)

Most days it's a bowl of cereal (typically Raisin Bran or Frosted Shredded Wheat), a banana, and a nice big glass or two of tea, typically green. In the wintertime, it's hot oatmeal or cream of wheat.
If I have a lot to do that day, or an exam, or whatnot, I'll get up a bit earlier and make a couple of eggs, whole grain toast with peanut butter, yogurt, etc. Brain food.

Breakfast has never been optional for me. Not only do I not like to be hungry, if I haven't had something of substance to eat within a couple of hours of waking up, I typically get a horrible splitting headache that lasts all day and which doesn't respond to analgesics. (No, it's not the caffeine. I can go days without tea - I just won't be happy about it.)

Re: What Breakfast Gets You Going? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679320)

Slashdot journalism as breakfast makes me going... to the bathroom.

Hair... (2, Funny)

thegrassyknowl (762218) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679326)

...of the dog that bit you. In my case that's usually Coopers Pale or Sambucca. If the day at work previously was really shit then it could even be tequila.

*NOTE* I don't really drink that much every night. There are just some times at particular points in the project when you say fsck it and piss on of a worknight with mates to forget about it all.

Breakfast? (5, Insightful)

physicsnick (1031656) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679328)

My breakfast is an extra fifteen minutes of sleep.

Kids (4, Insightful)

Dr. Hok (702268) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679684)

My breakfast is an extra fifteen minutes of sleep.

This revives a faint memory of the time when I didn't have kids yet. Oh, how I miss those days, when nobody used to jump full speed right into my groins in the middle of the sweetest REM phase...

Anyway: Kids DO get you going in the morning, whether you're ready or not. And forget about those extra 15 minutes of sleep.

bacon, eggs, and sometimes sausage (2, Interesting)

rednip (186217) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679342)

bacon, eggs, and sometimes sausage. Usually washed down with some lightly or un-sweetened iced tea. Lately, I've been stopping by the local quickiemart for a 24oz eye opener, and a banana for a mid-morning snack. if I'm pressed for time I get a sausage, egg, and cheese bagel from Wawa (Convenience store/deli).

Re:bacon, eggs, and sometimes sausage (1)

Cando (59670) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679712)

Breakfast from the Wa... love when I see a local reference! I'm out of Wawa territory now, so every morning is a cup of tea and over-easy egg and cheese on an english muffin. mmmmm.... liquid chicken.

Re:bacon, eggs, and sometimes sausage (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679776)

Bacon and eggs? Eggs and sausage? Bacon and sausage?

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Vikings: Spam spam spam spam...
Waitress: ...spam spam spam egg and spam; spam spam spam spam spam spam baked beans spam spam spam...
Vikings: Spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Waitress: ...or Lobster Thermidor a Crevette with a mornay sauce served in a Provencale manner with shallots and aubergines garnished with truffle paté, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam.
Wife: Have you got anything without spam?
Waitress: Well, there's spam egg sausage and spam, that's not got much spam in it.
Wife: I don't want ANY spam!

No coffee ... (1)

Ihlosi (895663) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679348)

Tea or malt coffee (I'm trying to reduce my caffeine intake, plus there's free coffee at work)
Orange juice
Toast with jam, or cereal

Depends (1)

smooth wombat (796938) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679372)

Normally, it is some form of cereal. Usually the higher in sugar the better. For instance, this morning was Cap'N Crunch with Crunch Berries. But, I also have Honey Nut Cheerios, Honey Nut Crunch'n Oats (two different versions) or whatever cereal is on sale when I go shopping (usually have a coupon too).

However, on weekends I usually make myself a two-egg cheese omelette or on rare occasions, 6-8 slices of french toast.

I always have a glass of juice (grapefruit) and a slice of toast, pop tart or some cake/pie. I'll throw in hash or spam from time to time as well.

I almost never miss breakfast, no matter how early I have to get up (right now around 5 - 5:20 every morning).

A Fry-Up (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679380)

...or I assume the yanks call it an English Breakfast...

But at lunch time.

A Friday Fry-Up for lunch is a tradition, or an old charter, or something.

I've just had mine, and I'm ready for my afternoon sleep :)

Sugar addiction (3, Informative)

Idaho (12907) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679382)

The reason why it works even if you drink soft drinks without caffeine, is because the sugar will give you a quick energy boost.

It seems that having soft drinks for breakfast is quite unhealthy, lowers your attention span, etc.


A Finnish study of 404 10-11 year-olds showed that withdrawal, anxiousness, depression, delinquency and aggression were twice as frequent in those consuming 30 per cent more sucrose in the form of ice cream, sugary snacks and soft drinks.
[..]
Over the longer term, yo-yoing blood sugar levels are also associated with low mood, behavioural problems, lower IQ and poor academic performance.


Here's the source [youngminds.org.uk] (but I'm sure there are many other sources that say the same thing).

Coke for breakfast? (4, Funny)

nwbvt (768631) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679384)

Please tell me you are all just drug addicts and you are talking about cocaine, not Coca-Cola. That stuff is disgusting in the morning. And yes, I have tried it.

And people wonder why Americans are so overweight. We have started drinking sugary soda in the mornings too now. Are you too lazy to brew a quick cup of coffee and get your caffeine rush there?

Re:Coke for breakfast? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679686)

Not me!!! For breakfast I pretend to drink coke until some self-rightous pr1ck nags me, then I bite his ear off.

Re:Coke for breakfast? (3, Funny)

dknight (202308) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679750)

boy, you sure got my number there
been drinking nothing but Coke morning, noon, and night for as long as I can remember, and I'm an absolute WHALE at 115lbs!

whooo boy, us Americans are just ready to burst.

Poutine (1)

Grey Ninja (739021) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679388)

With some butter tarts. And a coffee crisp. And maybe some Smarties. And a pepperoni stick. And an O Henry. And a pizza pop. God I'm hungry. I've been in the US for too long. =(

On the subject of drinks though, I am a pop drinker as well. It depends on what's going on that day what I drink though. I will have a coke most days. But if I really need to be awake and alert, I will start the day off with a Bawls.

U know (1)

mastershake_phd (1050150) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679394)

A Jimmy Dean sausage wrapped in a pancake on a stick, chased with Gatorade AM.

Re:U know (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679638)

I wrap 'em in bacon and dip all that in syrup. Jimmy Dean probably kills more people than terrorists do!

http://www.jimmydean.com/products.asp?p=9 [jimmydean.com]

ps these things are mortifyingly delicious. I think everyone should have to eat just one, so they know the experience of actually tasting shame.

Porrigde (2, Informative)

Bromskloss (750445) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679396)

It keeps you from getting hungry to fast again.

1 dl of oatmeal
2 dl of water
a couple of pinches of salt

Mix and put in micro, full power, for two minutes. Serve with jam and milk. Smooth to your tired body and soul.

Drugs w/ breakfast (1)

Xenolith (538304) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679404)

I get up at 330 am for a 5 am shift. Breakfast is a PBJ sandwich with Orange Juice. Doctor prescribed 100 mg Modafinil (Provigil) to help me through the early morning sleepies. Not a stimulant like caffiene, this drug just keeps you awake.

Caffeine and Protein (1)

Bios_Hakr (68586) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679406)

I do one of two things for a morning boost.

The first is a GNC protein shake. Mixed with cold water and blended it makes an awesome breakfast. 300 calories; all good. And it keeps me full till lunch.

If I had a shitty night, I eat a boiled egg and shoot a Mountain Dew Code Red. Very bad for me, but the sugar and caffeine get me going and the egg keeps my stomach from eating itself before lunch.

Also, one of the best things to get me going is some push-ups and stretching in the morning. I can knock out 30 push-ups in no time flat while I'm waiting for Outlook to sync up. After my first once-over of my inbox, I'll stretch while I think about the responses I'll send.

ice water (1)

ditoa (952847) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679426)

I drink two glasses of ice cold water. one before I get wash and dressed and the other just before I set off to walk to work (a 15 minute brisk walk). I then have some fruit at work. If I eat before I have been awake for more than 2 hours I tend to feel bloated and sick.

Whole breakfast (1)

blindcoder (606653) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679428)

A mix of oatmeal, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. Topped with low-fat yoghurt. This goes good with a glass of orange juice.
After that I can tackle the day.

DIfferent on weekends (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679436)


Workdays: Capsule of L-Tyrosine, big mug containing 50-50 mix of hot chocolate and coffee (from machine at work) Keeps me pumping until lunch.

diet cola/tea and oatmeal (1)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679450)

When I was a teenager and had not yet acquired a taste for coffee, my father wisely observed that when I got to college, I'd learn to like it. Which was just the push I needed to dig in my heels and resist. Of course he was right about my collegiate need for caffeine, but the cafeteria's soft drink dispensers were functional at every meal, so I started waking up with diet cola. A pattern was set.

My last year of college I spent a semester in Scotland, and was introduced to an alternative: tea. Although my flatmates snickered at me for not knowing how to brew a kettle, by then I was mature enough to welcome the opportunity to expand my horizons (plus, none of them were my dad). A hot cup (or large mug) of tea became my cold-weather starter. (To this day I've had a cup of coffee only once... and didn't finish it.)

Of course both are lacking in energy (a conscious choice to keep me from puffing up), so I need to get my actual fuel from somewhere. Oatmeal (especially off-brand) is one of the cheapest and healthiest, and with a fairly liberal splash of honey or a dollop of jam (nicely compensated by my lo-cal beverages), it's darn tasty.

Huge breakfast fan, here (1)

BenEnglishAtHome (449670) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679460)

I'm from the U.S., so that colors my perception of what's reasonable for breakfast, but breakfast is a must for me. Most important meal of the day, y'know. :-)

To begin, here are a few randome points from a guy who would happily eat "breakfast" three times a day. One, yes, I like a diet Coke in the morning. Two, I think pancakes and syrup are too sweet and heavy, so a big "pancake breakfast" is not for me. A couple on the side are fine; I just can't imagine an entire breakfast composed of the things. And finally, three, I've seen on a few recent travel shows something referred to as a "traditional English breakfast", a monstrous affair with multiple starches and sausages, eggs, some tomato, and more. Is that real or something they just serve to tourists? Either way, it looks mighty good to me.

But for a *real* breakfast (and to finally answer the headline question), I dearly love a plate with one half covered with eggs (scrambled in a mix of butter and bacon grease) and the other half covered with steamed white rice. Add too much butter and salt to the rice and mix in the middle. Enjoy. A few strips of bacon dropped on top and a glass of milk on the side are worthy additions. Frankly, I might actually order this for my last meal pre-execution; it would be a reasonable choice.

Re:Huge breakfast fan, here (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679594)

Yep, the traditional english breakfast is real - I had one only half an hour ago.
Its not a tourist thing either.

Consists of:
  Bacon (I hear the US has something called bacon which is different, but I'm not sure)
  Sausage
  eggs
  toast
  tomatos
  mushrooms
  beans

Can also include:
  hash browns (fried potato)
  fried bread
  tinned spaghetti
  black pudding (dried pigs blood sausage thing - try not to think about it. Not something I eat personally)
  bread and butter
  chips (fries to americans, but possible thicker)

And probably a few more I forgot.

Its the staple diet of White Van Men.

I've just typed all that and realised its on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Full_English_breakfas t [wikipedia.org]

Re:Huge breakfast fan, here (1)

nbannerman (974715) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679728)

. And finally, three, I've seen on a few recent travel shows something referred to as a "traditional English breakfast", a monstrous affair with multiple starches and sausages, eggs, some tomato, and more. Is that real or something they just serve to tourists? Either way, it looks mighty good to me.

It is indeed real, and I'm quite fond of them myself (well, I'm British so I guess I should be!).

I typically go for the following; bacon, fried/scrambled eggs, sausages, hash browns, mushrooms, grilled/fried tomatoes, baked beans and blood pudding. I'll typically take toast and a few cups of tea on the side as well.

Assuming most of the oil/fat is drained off the various components beforehand, it isn't particually unhealthy. If you are interested, check out the history of the 'Little Chef' brand; these roadside restaurants became famous for selling an 'all-day breakfast' for hungry travellers.

Dammit, I'm far too hungry now ;)

God Bless Juan Valdez! (1)

Grue_Food (442478) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679472)

For me it's coffee, half caf. I toned down the caffiene intake a while back, it was getting tough on the end users. I'm not ready for anything solid until an hour or two after getting up. Speaking of gettin gup, what is it about the morning that makes my girlfriend want sausage for breakfast? It's the one time that I've got strictly maintenance plans for that part of my anatomy and she wants to take it for a few laps around the track.

Sadly (1)

dodgy_geeza (598511) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679482)

At the moment its a trip to the Hellfire Peninsula..... follwed by coffee and a cig. If I could drink in the morning I could start my day with a full round of sad addictions.

My Ultimate Breakfast (2, Interesting)

skroz (7870) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679508)

Warning: Only to be used sparingly. Excessive usage WILL kill you.

  • Two strips bacon, fried in butter (not margarine, sissy boy)
  • Two strips sausage, fried in bacon grease and butter from above
  • 4 eggs over-easy, cooked in bacon grease, sausage fat, and butter from above. Yolks should be slightly runny.
  • Two waffles, buttered. Syrup to be applied in large quantities (see below)
  • Hash browns or grits
  • a biscuit, buttered
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 large glass orange juice

The excess melted butter, syrup, and egg yolks should be allowed to mingle. The resulting soupy mess should be eaten mixed with the hash browns. The biscuit can be used to mop up any remaining liquid.

This should not be eaten on a regular basis. I use it before a long day of hard outdoor work, like felling trees, hauling timber, pouring concrete, etc.. Anything where I expect to burn a huge number of calories.

Re:My Ultimate Breakfast (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679670)

Is there some good reason not to fry the bacon in itself? Which is to say, when you heat it, oodles of fat seeps out.

Bran Flakes! (1)

nickthecook (960608) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679510)

Ever since I was but a lad I've loved that stuff. Nothing gets the train out of the station like Bran Flakes.

As for coffee, I prefer to be at work while having my first one, to take advantage of the brief period of complete awareness that accompanies the first coffee of the day. So I stop at the Second Cup on my way up. It's the next strongest thing to Starbucks.

Eat something! (1)

slim (1652) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679512)

It's pretty distressing how many people are saying they don't eat something for breakfast.

I didn't, for years. Now I make the effort and it's well worth it. Counterintuively, it's good for keeping your weight down.

I'm on porridge at the moment, since it's winter. Fruit or toast in the summer.

Re:Eat something! (1)

tourvil (103765) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679648)

Counterintuively, it's good for keeping your weight down.

I've noticed this. I've gotten used to eating a small granola bar every morning first thing when I get to work. Now I find if I stop eating those and just skip breakfast entirely I put on a few pounds after a week or two. My guess is that it kicks your metabolism up early.

Drink (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679542)

Monster Lo-Carb

Although the new Rockstar Zero Carb "with twice as much caffeine" in the blue can has been growing on me this week.

The simple life for me (1)

PIPBoy3000 (619296) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679554)

The older and more health-conscious I get, the simpler my meals get. For breakfast most days, it's oatmeal with raisins and a side of tea. On weekends, we usually have a "hearty breakfast" of scrambled eggs or pancakes, along with espresso of some kind.

What's more interesting to me is what I eat throughout the day. I pack my own lunch, which really turns into a constant source of snacks while I code. Raisins and almonds, vegetables, fruit, and other nutritious stuff.

Folks might think my diet odd, but I'm one of the most in-shape coders of all the folks I work with.

Soda Helps In The Morning (1)

SteveHeadroom (13143) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679592)

I've been drinking soda in the morning for years now. It's not so much about the cold or sugar or caffeine. My stomach usually feels queezy in the morning. Drinking coffee would only make it worse (It's a sure way to give me stomach cramps and send me running to the toilet.) A can of soda, on the other hand, settles things down for me. I guess it's probably the carbonation that helps.

The only downside is when coworkers see me with a can of soda in the morning, they assume I'm some mega sugar junkie. Most days that first can in the morning is the only soda I drink.

smarties cereal (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17679608)

smarties doesn't make cereal, it's just smarties in a bowl with milk.

Coffee (1)

digitalhermit (113459) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679614)

I drink a bottle of room-temperature water at the beginning of the morning. After that it's pretty much continuous coffee until I leave for work. Before my doctor told me to lay off the coffee, I was drinking one 10-cup carafe before 8AM every morning. It was usually the light-roast breakfast blend which, contrary to many people's beliefs, seems to have more kick than the darker roast I drink towards the afternoon. Now it's just the water and one or two cups of drip brew with creamer and no sugar.

This said, mornings are not a problem for me. My slowest part of the day is immediately after lunch around 1PM. It's exceedingly difficult for me to concentrate at that time. The remedy is usually a cup or two of coffee and another bottle of water.

I really dislike the taste of soda so rarely drink it.

This is the only breakfeast I digest (1)

EmperorKagato (689705) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679644)

Flying through Chicago to Des Plaines(90/94: Kennedy) while listening to Techno and Drum N Bass.

That's enough to get my heart pumping.

In a certain north london pub... (1)

simm1701 (835424) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679664)

There is a wonderful pub in north london (and I apologise that I cannot rememebr its name right now) that our company used to go to on the morning of major launches for a company breakfast.

Liver, bacon, sausages, black pudding, fried bread, mushrooms, tomatoes, fried eggs, beans, toast and most importantly a pint of Guinness - That keeps you going til lunch time!!!

s/coffee/Jolt Cola/ (1)

strredwolf (532) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679668)

Some times, like in the summer, coffee is just too hot and/or overused. However, you don't want a Red Bull/Rockstar/Tab/etc. You just want caffeene in a soda, but Coke and Pepsi aren't it.

Times like these, I reach for a can of Jolt. No added junk like ginseng and taurine. No bland cans that make you wonder if they're all equal. You just reach for a battery of Jolt, drink the entire thing over the day's work.

Too bad they're not doing Orange Jolt anymore...

I'd have to choose... (1)

BA_Draku (1043900) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679680)

...Dr Pepper. It's my favorite soda, and since it usually wakes me up, I drink it to wake myself up. However, sometimes I use the heavy artilery when I haven't slept all night, such as an Energy Drink like Bawls.

Dee McKinsey (1)

hey! (33014) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679694)

I'd like to say this to Ms. McKinsey: you sure got gypped on your fifteen minutes of fame.

Moo (1)

ElleyKitten (715519) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679702)

Vegan sausage, whole wheat bagel, and tea. Except on Sundays, then it's a chocolate chocolate chip muffin (not a typo, it's chocolate, and it has chocolate chips) and a mocha.

Bacon sandwich and tea. (1)

Wolfbone (668810) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679706)

Provided the ingredients are good, the simplest breakfasts are best. I like a couple of large succulent bacon sandwiches (grilled back bacon and fresh granary or wholemeal bread, generously buttered) and a mug or two of strong Ceylon tea sweetened with a teaspoon of honey to wash 'em down. Fried egg sandwiches are good too (fresh free range eggs fried in hot butter spooned over the yolks until they're cooked just right and then sprinkled with a little ground black pepper and salt).

Big pot of coffee . . . (1)

Rob the Bold (788862) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679724)

And of course a big bowl of granola, the crunching of which will help to drown out the latest depressing Iraq news or Dubya quote on the NPR!

this really get's me going... (1)

capsteve (4595) | more than 7 years ago | (#17679742)

i've asked my wife to set the alarm clock to blowjob instead of alarm. for some reason she's hasn't figured it out yet... all kidding asided, last year we started the day with a 30 minute run on the beach, followed with a simple breakfast of fruit, egg, and bread(sometimes substituting the bread for oatmeal).
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