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Going out for breakfast -- Never again!

jlafler | Jan 4, 2010 09:42 AM

I got dragged out to breakfast yesterday by my in-laws, and sometime between our arrival at the restaurant we originally intended to go to (which turned out to be closed) and getting served maybe an hour later at another restaurant, I remembered something I should have thought of earlier: I hate going out for breakfast.

It always takes longer than you think it will, especially on weekends.

The food is rarely worth it. Most breakfast menus don't include anything that I couldn't make better and faster at home. I like home fries when they're done well, but they usually aren't.

Portions seem to be particularly gigantic, and by the time I get my food I'm so hungry that I start wolfing it down, eat more than I really want, and feel logy for hours.

If you order coffee, they bring it to you long before the food arrives. I find it hard not to drink it, even though I know that drinking coffee on an empty stomach isn't good for either my stomach or my mood.

Most of the things on a breakfast menu are not foods I want to eat for breakfast. Not a big fan of pancakes, waffles, or anything sweet (except fruit) for breakfast. Don't like eggs any way except scrambled or in an omelet. Don't trust oatmeal in restaurants, because it's usually gloopy and overcooked (and if you ask "is your oatmeal gloopy and overcooked?" you usually don't get an honest answer).

My New Year's Resolution: Don't get suckered into going out for breakfast!

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