I am not a breakfast person

I never have been a breakfast person. Not even when I was a kid. I was a chronic breakfast skipper.

When I was a kid my parents used to go out for breakfast pretty much every Sunday. I liked the restaurant they went to well enough but it suffered from the chronic breakfast issue - eggs. All eggs. Nothing but eggs. Ok fine, there were also pancakes...that cost twice as much as eggs and bacon. (What is up with that anyway? It's not like pancakes cost much to make.) They did make lovely breakfast potatoes though, ones that I've tried repeatedly to replicate but with no success. Sometimes we'd get there late enough that I could order something off the lunch menu, and sometimes they just took pity on me and let me order off of it anyway.

It's not that I don't like eggs. I do. I like a good omelette or an egg over-easy or hard boiled just as well as the next person. I just don't like eating eggs all the time. I'm not an egg everyday, or even an egg once a week, person. I'm an eggs when I want them and that's about it person.

What do I eat for breakfast? Um, at home? Yogurt. Fruit. Bagels with cream cheese. English muffins with peanut butter. That's pretty much it. Sometimes I'll mix it up and have yogurt AND fruit AND granola. Look at me go wild! On the weekend we might make blueberry pancakes and bacon. Or corn muffins. French toast. Something that takes a little bit more time than we're willing to give up on a week day morning.

Sometimes I wonder how eggs became so entrenched in our breakfast routine. Why did egg become the go-to breakfast item. I also wonder why pork is also so popular on breakfast menus - do the options of bacon, sausage or ham sound familiar?

There's nothing wrong with eggs for breakfast, in fact I ordered eggs this morning. But I'm just looking for a bit of variety in my breakfast options, both at some and when I'm eating out. What's you're favourite non-eggy breakfast?