When I was invited to attend the Kellogg’s Bloggers Brunch here in Brisbane last Wednesday, the thought initially crossed my mind that the event could be an intervention.
You see, breakfast and I have had a stormy past and breakfast cereals and I an even stormier one. Maybe these folks from Kelloggs were onto me and invited me as a way to change my ways? Maybe all the other bloggers in attendance will be breakfast weirdos too? At least we could form a support group, I decided.
According to Mr P, I am a breakfast weirdo. Being a stoic weetbix, hot water and milk kind of guy for years and years on end, my penchant for mixing up my breakfast cuisine continually baffles him.
Often I wake up and the thought of a simple toast and condiment or a cereal and milk just holds no appeal, but I do admit some of my choices over the years have been fairly ‘interesting’. Here are a few of my most memorable breakfast choices, in no particular order:
- Leftover lasagne on toast (because you just can never get enough carbs in the morning)
- Cold pizza (five food groups in every slice)
- Fish finger sandwiches with tomato sauce (hangover from uni days, eaten without a hangover)
- Tim tams (tell me I’m not alone!)
- Tuna mornay pasta on toast (again with the double carbs)
- Thai takeaway left overs (variety is the spice of life)
Yes, sure these breakfasts are probably not the best way to start the day and now that I’m a parent trying to set a good example and all that jazz, these breakfasts are not the behaviour I should be modelling for my child. So, time to turn over a new leaf.
Earlier in the year when I decided it was well and truly time to shift the last few kilograms of baby weight, I had to get myself back to breakfast basics and rediscovered Special K. And for months, I enjoyed the tasty preditibility of it. But recently, baby weight gone, my mind had started to stray. The morning of the bloggers brunch I was eating Crispetts (Aldi brand Cruskits) with butter and vegemite. I was ready for my intervention.
But when I got to the Brunch, there was no intervention to be had. Just a bunch of other Brisbane bloggers (all seemily normal and without weird breakfast tendencies), the lovely Louisa from Brand Meets Blog who coordinated the event and a few open and friendly Kelloggs staffers who were happy to hear our thoughts on breakfast at our place.
We even got served a hot breakfast (my Haloumi, crumbed mushroom and pouched eggs was amazing!), sipped on coffee and talked breakfast in an open and honest way. I even let slip that I had breakfast weirdo tendencies (though I didn’t use that phrase, and definitely didn’t mention any of the brekky cuisine choices listed above!). I think I may have mentioned my tendency towards ‘breakfast boredom’ (sounds much better!).
At the end of the brunch, we got goodie bags complete with a personalised box of cornflakes! Which I was VERY excited about – as you can see from this hastily taken webcam photo.
So, though I am far from a reformed breakfast weirdo, the cereals in my goody bag have currently got me on the breakfast straight and narrow. The newly released Special K Fruit and Nut Medley is my current favourite.
How about you? Tell me about your breakfast tendencies, weird or otherwise!