Breakfast is the first meal of the day, and a circle is the first letter of my name, so I was curious as to what effect the combination of these two firsts would make.
Step 1: Working With What You Have Part 1.
And as an added bonus, they happen to be vegan. Let's continue this theme, now everything must be both round and vegan.
Step 2: Working With What You Have Part 2
No, no, no. A fresh pot must be made. Dump out the old grounds from the reusable filter, washing optional. Grind the beans in one of the two bean grinders, pour them into the filter, fill up the back of the pot and try to remain patient.
Step 3: The Hashbrowns
Step 4: Hash in a Pan
Step 5: Toaster Cooking
Step 6: Choosing a Plate
Step 7: Choosing a Table
Step 8: The Circular Breakfast Experience
2 pancakes garnished with Kate's lemon sauce from last night and some banana slices (round)
2 lovely hashbrowns
1 big slightly round dollop of Nick's ketchup for which I kind of neglected to ask permission
1 cylinder of strawberry jam my mother made last summer
1 empty jam jar full of fresh coffee with soymilk
As I ate I thought about how the granola I used in the pancakes yesterday was questionable in its veganocity. It was probably fine, but I definitely didn't check thoroughly before assuring David and Derek that it was vegan batter. I remember one time I made cupcakes and I was so sure I'd made them vegan until I looked at the label of the cocoa powder and realized there was some milk something in there. I have a mental image of Derek biting into one of those cupcakes. I am raked by guilt as I eat my circular breakfast.
I then pick up the newspaper and read an article about the murder of a little girl in a town called Tracy. I am now horrified and guilt ridden.
The hashbrowns are absolutely amazing and the pancakes, though perhaps a little less toothsome than yesterday are very good. Coffee is see-god as usual.
Step 9: Confession Time
All in all, it was quite wonderful to apply so much effort into a meal through which I usually half sleep. It was both enjoyable and filling.
At first I planned to eat it using only circular utensils, but when the time came, hunger won over purpose. I also used some Tapatio as a condiment, and although the bottle is slightly spherical at its base, it tapers at the top, therefore does not really belong with the rest of the circular elements.
I had another cup of coffee, downloaded pictures, and completed this entry.
I hope someday you will be able to achieve a circular breakfast of your own!