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Who taught you to love food?
Those on the go or have erratic schedules (i. e. weird working hours or sleeping patterns for one reason or the other) might have brunch in place of breakfast, or sometimes with lunch. Actually, brunch is usually taken between the normal time of breakfast and the normal time of lunch, usually in the late morning. It is a substitute of these two meals. Many restaurants have brunch specials for those who take this meal more often.
Foods served include soups, salads, and fish, normally seen at the lunch table. It doesn’t exclude regular morning starters like sausages, bacon, and waffles. Sweet stuff like fruits, and pastries are also included, and sometimes a bit of light cocktail like mimosas and gin fizzes. Juices, milk, tea, and coffee can also be served.
Brunch needs the energy-giving portions so feel free to indulge on bread, cereals, rice, and pasta. Since the day is starting, and the meal is quite late, you probably might find yourself hungrier than usual here than breakfast time. Soup can be included in the meal as a warm-up, just like in exercising. Protein choices like smoked salmon, grilled chicken, and sausages can be taken, or if you’re the type of person who wants variety, a little of everything. Vegetables provide the fiber needed either grilled or tossed in with stir fry or an egg omelette such as mushrooms and bell peppers. Salads are also okay, served with the choice of dressing.
With the variety of choices plus the presence of light spirits, this meal can be served for a special event like weddings or birthday parties. The event can last up into lunch time and more choices can be served. For events like these, have a bit of cheese to go with bread, and some cold cuts to go with the sausages. Have a hearty or clear soup as an appetizer. Include roast turkey or chicken or an attractive carving for meat-eaters. If there are vegans or vegetarians in the guest list, stuffed bell peppers or mushrooms plus vegetable pasta makes sure that everyone’s not left out.
Dessert is a way of how the meal bows out, and to most people, especially children, the most enjoyable part. A pie slice served with fresh fruit can be an option for this and have some tea with it too. A scoop of sorbet or vanilla ice cream drizzled with honey or sugar syrup topped with a maraschino cherry can be a simple but classic dessert as the day starts.