In her book Home Comforts, Cheryl Mendelson tells us breakfast is a meal wherein we want simple, easy-to-chew and repetitive menus that require little thinking while we're still groggy, and trying to wake up. Ha!
As the Butler here, I can tell you for sure this is absolutely true -- at least in the house where I currently work. (There is no "thinking" going on around here whatsoever until the afternoons -- which suits me just fine!)
In the three years I've been here, the breakfast menu has been the same, each and every day! And again -- each and every day! omg!
- Fresh-squeezed orange juice.
- Plain yogurt.
- Fruit Bowl (fresh and diced).
- A half-slice of whole grain toast, dry.
Sounds really nutritious, right? But I worry about the small amount of protein.
Most of us go straight for the proteins in the mornings -- eggs, ham, sausage, bacon, cereal with milk -- anything to give us strength to get through the day! Right?
So I don't know. I'm not a nutritionist -- but I do have a sense of balance when it comes to what the body needs.
But maybe rich people, not facing a day's labor, don't need as much protein as we do. Ha!
I don't know! It's none of my business, after all. I just work here.
But before I go, I'd like to dedicate this post to a reader named Joey in Cape Town, South Africa. He's a qualified Chef, and about to start school at the South African Butler Academy.
Awesome! We wish you well, Joey. And do keep us posted as to your progress. (And by the way, any international gossip you might want to pass along would be most welcome! Ha!)
Thanks for reading tonight!