Tuesday, October 21, 2008
This morning, I was rooting through the fridge looking for something to break my fast. I came across the lemon meringue pie I bought last night (apparently best before Feb 16, 2009 - I was so impressed I took a picture).
As I was cutting myself a breakfast-sized portion of the pie, I was slightly saddened at the idea that in about three weeks, I may have to start being more disciplined in my eating habits again. Pregnant ladies just get away with more, don't they? I heard the voice in my mind say, "In about three weeks, pie for breakfast will no longer be acceptable." Then the same voice in my head cleared her throat and in a very Loftusy tone went, "HOLD ON A MINUTE! Pie has ALWAYS been acceptable breakfast food."
So I reflected on breakfast foods of my pre-pregnancy era and realized that I was far more conventional during my pregnancy than before. I have been known, in my 30 years pre-pregnancy to eat, for breakfast, hamburgers, leftover spaghetti, freshly-made garlic bread, pies of all sorts or half a shrimp ring.
My father, a HUGE breakfast advocate and connaisseur, has for a long time been preaching the doctrine which I hold so very close to my heart: Any Food Can Be Breakfast Food.