Breakfast in Bed
If you’ve read my 10 Facts About Me post, then you’ll know I’m a big fan of breakfast food. Truly, the only thing better than breakfast food is breakfast in bed. When I travel, I like to order room service at least once. It’s a little luxury since it tends to be pricier for this service, but recovering from jet lag after hours on an airplane calls for it. Thinking about my upcoming trips, I decided to treat myself to my own little taste of luxury at home with an Irish breakfast in bed.
You may be wondering what exactly is an Irish breakfast! Well, it’s a delicious meal I’ve grown up with that is commonly made for breakfast or brunch. The Irish also call it a fry! It consists of 1-2 fried eggs, rashers (Irish bacon), Irish sausages, white and black pudding, baked beans, and a fried tomato. There are usually some additions that you’ll find in Ireland. Some restaurants serve potatoes, others serve French fries, and you may find mushrooms elsewhere. No matter what you will always receive brown bread and Irish butter with your breakfast. Brownie points if you use Kerrygold! This is an extremely hearty breakfast and truly fills you up all day that you won’t be thinking about snacks or lunch.
My inspiration for the ultimate breakfast in bed was St. Patrick’s Day. This year my favorite holiday fell on a Friday night, which meant I was going to be fairly out of commission the following morning. Although, I did have enough to energy to make this delicious breakfast in bed. Now I will admit that it’s not the healthiest breakfast, it may make your cholesterol soar, but it sure is the tastiest breakfast. If you would like to make your own Irish breakfast at home you can usually find the Irish products (bacon, sausages, pudding, and Heinz beans-it’s a classic) at an English shop. There happens to be one close to where I work in Santa Monica called Ye Olde King's Head Shoppe, and this is where I like to stock up on all things Irish! After my meal was fully cooked and ready to devour, I realized how necessary my breakfast in bed was for my slow recovery. I kicked off the weekend in a relaxing manner and extended my St. Patrick’s Day celebration with an Irish breakfast.
Looks like I found a new weekend routine.