Because he likes cowboy food

I was raised on an Asian diet. Speedy was raised on an American diet. He grew up in Manhattan. I mean Manhattan in Cubao, Quezon City. But his mother became an adult during the post-war years, assimilated the American culture very well and so raised her children on very American food. To this day, Speedy loves cowboy food which is probably why he is so enamored of Ree Drummond’s cooking especially things like this dish of breakfast potatoes.

casaveneracion.com fried-potatoes

Boiled potatoes cut into cubes then fried in butter with roughly chopped onion and seasoned with salt and pepper. It’s good — no contest. And very filling. Which brings me to the question of just how filling should breakfast be?

The most popular belief seems to be that breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day. It makes sense, really. You’re fueling your body for the day ahead so eating a hefty breakfast sounds logical. But for some people — myself included — whose digestive system and taste buds seem to stay in a state of semi-wakefulness until mid-morning, a heavy brunch sounds better than breakfast at the crack of dawn. Somewhere between 8.30 and 10.30 rather than 6.00 a.m.

Of course, there are people who just can’t function without having breakfast first.

To which group do you belong?

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  1. peterb says

    When i started working up to around 5 years ago, all i needed was a couple of glasses of water in the morning and then it was lunch already. Now, i need at least a sandwich and a cup of coffee before i get started, otherwise i’d really be hungry. For me i’d rather get more sleep than wake up early to have breakfast, i’ll just take it with me to work. On weekends, you said it! Brunch is best! :)

  2. says

    My breakfast starts 10AM and it has to be rice otherwise I would be hungry the whole day even if I ate a huge Subway sandwhich. Unfortunately, that also means cooking in the morning which I really really hate.

    By the way Ms. Connie, my breakfast today was a heated leftover of the Pork with Mushroom which I got from Pinoycook. My DUtch boyfriend loved it so I barely had enough. It was fantastic. Thank you.

    ANd Im loving then template of your blog again. Tidier that the last one.

  3. says

    Hi, ms. sassy. breakfast for me means a cup or two of strong espresso or a cappuccino. i need the caffeine boost to really wake up my senses. and a york ham sandwich… or sometimes mermelade sandwich if i need the sugar boost.

  4. Mila says

    I wish everyday could be brunch days (I’m thinking leisurely brunches that start at 10 and end at 1, with tons of drinking and eating and being lazy)! These days I’m ok with a piece of bread and juice in the morning, but starving by lunch. What’s really unhealthy though is that I finish work late at night, so on my way home I stop for something to eat, 10 or 11 pm, midnight munchies are making me unhealthy!

  5. Beatrize says

    I can’t survive w/o breakfast! Usual choices here are cornflakes cereals (though kids prefer chocolate cereals) w/milk, or toasted wheat bread w/butter or oatmeal also w/milk; but always with coffee or green tea. Then I get hungry after about 3 hours, sometimes even less! Actually, my gauge here is meal after 3 to 4 hours, esp when I’m regular with my workout program.

  6. Chris says

    We usually ate a heavy breakfast at around 5am, i woke up early just to cook for me and my wife. Usual breakfast was sinangag and left-over viands at night or typical longganisa or egg omelette with luncheon meat or hotdog. We can’t do anything without heavy breakfast. And we don’t drink coffee at all. A glass of cold water is enough as a compliment to our heavy breakfast. Thanks for your wonderful recipes and tips. More power!

  7. says

    hay, I don’t like eating breakfast rin. My husband likes it but me, no. When he forces me to eat, I will just eat two spoonful and I’m done (usually I just eat in his plate para lang makita niya, “oh kumain na ko ha”).

  8. ingridmpena says

    I’m a breakfast person. I get up at 6AM to cook breakfast then eat around 7am. I’m a heavy breakfast eater, I cook alot during breakfast parang wala ng bukas. Eggs, pancake, fried rice, fritata, hotdog etc.and my extra strong coffee. Kaya naman when it comes to lunch and dinner i only eat 4-5 spoonfuls.

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