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The Perfect Breakfast

November 5th, 2009

The chickens are on strike at the farm, which means we haven’t had eggs for a while. I finally located another source for local pastured eggs and we were super excited to finally enjoy the perfect breakfast again. What makes up the perfect breakfast in my book: bacon (all-natural of course), homemade sourdough toast, eggs fried in bacon grease (MMMM, is there any other way to cook them?), and sauteed organic (semi-local) mushrooms (which can really go with any meal in my book). the_perfect_breakfast
We can’t forget the raw milk latte made with Colombian coffee (it counts as local if my dad brings it back from Colombia for us doesn’t it?). What breakfast would be complete without coffee?
Eggs are really the perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner. They’re super healthy (especially if you buy local pastured ones) and you just can’t get much tastier! We frequently enjoy them for quick meals and are happy to have them in our diets once again!

What do you consider to be the perfect breakfast?

21 Comments to “The Perfect Breakfast”
  1. Pauly Z on November 5, 2009 at 7:00 am

    Suzy, have I said this before; you and hubby do such a good job with your blog. It’s kind of a place to go and relax from all of the noise on the internet and to enjoy some really good pictures. By-the-way, my wife noticed that our pastured chickens had found their way to the house yesterday(their portable pen is about 200 yards away). I hope I can keep peace between the two parties. She took a picture of the chickens looking in the basement window. I’ll try to see if I can get that pic to share…

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 7:30 am

      That would be funny, you’d better watch out, they’re plotting on you now that it’s cold. They think it looks nice and warm inside.

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  2. Beegirl on November 5, 2009 at 8:21 am

    Looks perfect to me! We are still getting 4 a day.. wish I could send you some. We are in egg-valanche status again!
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Lunch =-.

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  3. kristin @ going country on November 5, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Fried eggs, corn tortillas, cheese, and salsa.

    My chickens are on strike too, though, so no eggs for me. BOOO. I’m substituting mashed potatoes with melted cheese. Yes, for breakfast. Or anytime, really. Good thing there are so many potatoes in the cellar . . .
    .-= kristin @ going country´s last blog ..Harvesting Harvesting, Tra La Tra La =-.

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm

      Potatoes for breakfast, sounds good to me. We often have potatoes instead of toast.

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  4. KitsapFG on November 5, 2009 at 9:45 am

    That looks just about perfect to me! We love eggs too but don’t have chickens ourselves, so must rely on local sources instead.

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  5. Diane on November 5, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Looks so good! My old ladies have been on strike all summer…just when they are suppose to be productive. Now that the days are shorter they are starting to lay again after a long molt and my new chica’s are on schedule to give us golden eggs. Can’t wait.
    .-= Diane´s last blog ..SORRY FOLKS =-.

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 1:11 pm

      It’s definitely a challenge at time trying to eat seasonally and to grow & raise your own.

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  6. Conny on November 5, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    The perfect breakfast? – you just described it. We are of like minds. If only I had my own chickens: I’m plotting and planning for a coop by Spring.

    Bon Appetit’
    .-= Conny´s last blog ..Arrival of the neighbor’s woodpile =-.

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  7. Christine on November 5, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    A couple months ago we picked up eight lovely hens (two black stars, a buff orpington, a road island red, two barred rocks and two americaunas) and are patiently patiently waiting for eggs. They should be ready to lay in about another month, and we’re very excited. There’s just such a difference between grocery store eggs, and home-raised ones.

    Your breakfast looks delicious, by the way!

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  8. Karen on November 5, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    We are getting 14 eggs a day right now from our 14 hens!
    Did you make your bacon and eggs in an old iron skillet? They are the best! Thanks for doing such a great job on this blog! We enjoy it.

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 9:54 pm

      Yes, in an old Griswold #8 (It’s probably 2x my age). Can you cook bacon and eggs in anything else?

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  9. Pampered Mom on November 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Yummy….eggs! I’ve had this crazy craving for eggs lately. Scrambled eggs with lots of sauteed veggies and melted cheese. Unfortunately my son won’t eat them that way and I’m not all that sure my daughter will either. My husband would join me, but we’ve recently discovered he’s allergic to eggs. *sigh* In the end it just seems like too much work for one person. I’ll just drool over yours!
    .-= Pampered Mom´s last blog ..It’s been a rough couple of days… =-.

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 11:01 pm

      I’m allergic as well, although I can eat them once or twice a week any more than that and I’m all broken out in hives.

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  10. Chicago Mike on November 5, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Eggs Hussard.

    If I ever have to chose a last meal thats it. English muffin, layer of smoked gouda, fine ham, poached egg, sauce Hussard over the top, served with Mimosa’s.

    Wow. Can’t stop the drooling.
    .-= Chicago Mike´s last blog ..2009 Harvest Total – Part 1 =-.

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 11:49 pm

      That sounds yummy, I’d have to add a roasted tomato on top of that – I really like a slice of crusty bread slathered with butter topped with a runny yolked egg and some roasted tomatoes and a sprinkle of romano.

      Great, now I have to make some crusty bread so I can have this soon.

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  11. deedee on November 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    bacon and eggs for sure:) my sister is going to start getting green eggs for us from the horse farm where she boards her horse…. the kids will think they’re pretty cool!

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    • Susy on November 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm

      Our farm is supposed to start getting colored eggs if the chickens every quit striking.

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  12. the inadvertent farmer on November 7, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Steel cut oats that have been cooked overnight in the crock pot with raisins, cranberries, blueberries and dried apricots. Topped with honey and cashew milk. Green tea to drink…yum!!!
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Friday Funnies Blueberry Bread =-.

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  13. Val on November 7, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    Oh goodness… that does look perfect! And I am so happy to know that I am not the only one who buys mugs that advertise for Starbucks! lol… (I believe they have used our coffee addictions to research what makes the best products and then sell them. Pretty smart if you ask me.)

    The place I get my eggs from is about done for the season as well. I agree… the little death that comes with the first frost each year is kind of astounding.

    Off to make myself some free range pasture eggs. :)


    .-= Val´s last blog ..Ecolovies ~ Recycled Art Candle Holders =-.

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