breakfast at greasy spoon's
Ah. The epitome of american culture ( even tho' the name seems to have originated from Britain , the description just feels so american ) , right here in my kitchen.
Definition from some website : The typical greasy spoon serves mainly fried food, for example, various combinations of fried eggs, chips, bacon, black pudding, sausages and mushrooms. These are often accompanied by baked beans and tomatoes. Other typical possibilities include bacon sandwiches (on sliced white bread), and toast. Despite the origin of the word 'café', the main drink consumed is usually tea. Often the only coffee available will be instant. Alcoholic drinks are not sold.
Speakin of black pudding , my initial reaction to it was... Something dark and sticky like treacle/molasses. But damn am i so wrong ! Black pudding is supposed to be a kind of sausage made from the blood , fats and what-have-you from animals. Not my kind of pudding , give me custard pudding anytime !
Ok i digress.
I made a huge mess in my kitchen an hour ago frying bacon and chipolata sausages and sure , it does smell good but the aroma of bacon degenerates into a rancid nose-clogging odour that hangs around your head. I made scrambled eggs too! DId i mention i make the best scrambled eggs ? Soft , fluffy and buttery.. With a generous dose of pepper.
As i was saying.. the mess in my kitchen was epic sized i tell ya. Smart ol' me used the oil excreted ( what a word!) by the bacon to fry my yummy gourmet slighty spiced chipolata sausages and i had the shock of my life when boils erupted on my sausage from which oil burst forth . The distance travelled by the oil sprays was an olympic record , man ! I guess i should thank my lucky stars that i wasnt at the receiving end of the scalding oil , eh.
I had a satisfying breakfast despite all the setbacks and it's a great feeling to devour such greasy cholesterol-laden food while sipping on fresh earl grey tea and reading the mornin papers without the need to make conversation wth anybody. I'm not being anti-social , but i have this really bad habit of reading while eating and it really bothers me when i have to talk when i am eating which is why i hate going on dinner dates. Its such a torture to have the other party look at you eat and tryin to talk with his mouth full when all i really want is a peaceful meal while tryin to absorb the controversial knowledge Dan Brown is trying to impart .
Of course i'm not against having meals with anyone. Its just my two cents worth. If you have had a meal with me before don't worry i wasn't harbouring evil intentions to murder you.