#430 Eating ridiculous things for breakfast

Cold pizza is just the beginning.

Now, make no mistake here: breakfast has a lot going for it already. Yeah, we’re talking fresh brewed coffee, sizzling bacon, and hot, fluffy pancakes. Nothing wrong with waking up groggy and heating up the dirty frying pan, flipping down the toaster, or getting that coffee machine dripping. But there’s also something sinful about eating things that have no business being in your mouth before noon:

• Cake. What’s up, last night’s birthday? We were all stuffed when the flaming sugar slab got wheeled up so most people didn’t eat much. Thank goodness someone put it back in the fridge because now it’s time to kickstart the day with a couple icing flowers. Goes great with ice cream.

• Coke. It’s deliciously sinful pouring a tall glass of the brown fizzy at 8:00am. Don’t even try to justify it, either. We understand, friend. We’ve been there too.

Mix and Match. This is where you stare into your fridge for five minutes and realize you don’t have any good breakfast stuff kicking around. Now it’s time to grab a couple pickles, spoonful of peanut butter, and some slices of bologna before putting the backpack on and running to the bus.

• Regular breakfast food with a key ingredient missing. When we were little my sister Nina got sick and couldn’t eat dairy for a while so she subbed apple juice on her Cheerios. Sure, maybe it’s disgusting, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. If you’ve ever smeared strawberry jam on your pancakes or eaten a plate of eggs with a handful of Ritz crackers, then you know what we’re talking about.

• Breakfast Barbecue. Flip on the gas and get grilling. You can try whipping up bacon or eggs out there if you want to keep the classics, but frankly, if you’re ever gonna do dogs and wieners, now’s the time. Great for camping or cottages.

• Leftover takeout. Open up your fridge and get ready for that surprise Styrofoam wake up call. Nothing like some snow peas and cross-cut carrots soaking in an ice-cold bath of soy sauce to get the day started with a salty jolt.

Now, morning is generally time for slow movements and soft tastes. Most of us baby our tongues with oatmeal muffins, scrambled eggs, or some butter on toast. But that’s why it’s fun eating ridiculous things for breakfast once in a while. You’re drawing outside the lines, ripping up the rules, and adding adventure to your morning.

Bring on the day.


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128 thoughts on “#430 Eating ridiculous things for breakfast

  1. Oh, my! So many wonderful alternatives to breakfast food. Yes, pizza for sure but the ultimate breakfast leftover, crazy food would have to be REFRIED PEROGIES!!!!!!

  2. Orange juice on cheerios.
    Any leftover Mexican.
    Peanut butter and jelly.
    Ramen noodles with egg.
    Jiffy cornbread muffin mix made up into pancakes.
    Applesauce instead of syrup on pancakes.
    Rice krispie treats.
    Chips and salsa.

  3. My favorite ridiculous breakfast is definitely the post-sleepover ice-cream-for-breakfast. You’re all snuggled in your sleeping bags after staying up until 5 AM, and someone realizes that there’s an assorted box of ice-cream bars in the fridge, and suddenly there’s a circle of messy-haired, blanket-cocooned people eating ice cream sandwiches and Fudgesicles, continuing the discussion they drifted off in the middle of last night… AWESOME!

    I think this one needs to go in the Book of Awesome 2. It’s probably one of my favorites so far.

  4. My breakfast during the school week:

    Can of ice-cold Diet Coke (I swear, it’s addicting)
    A Golden Grahams Bar (not really cereal anymore…. has chocolate chips and marshmallows)
    or maybe Poptarts.


    1. It HAS to be an ice cold FOUNTAIN Diet Coke!!! I get one every single day. And eat it with my tofurkey sandwich!!

  5. this post is truly awesome. at my friend’s house, she never has breakfast food so one time I had to unthaw a hot dog bun then toast it, in place of real toast. it was actually pretty good..
    also one time I ate leftover steak for breakfast. I don’t think my tastebuds were prepared because I felt sick all the rest of the day!

  6. Awesome. I’m in college, and rarely make it to the dining halls in time for legit breakfast food. Instead I get unlimited salad and ice cream. Today I had a grilled cheese for breakfast. So awesome!

  7. This morning at 9 Am …. Know what I ate …… That’s right spaghetti with smoked meat. Some say it’s nasty others like me say that it’s the perfect breakfest ever in the history of the life ( well…. mine anyway)

  8. My favorite breakfast when I am on the go is a smoked tofurkey sandwich with mustard and cheese on low carb wheat bread!

  9. My parents often coment on me doing this. I mean breakfast means to break the fast. So not limited to ‘breakfast foods’

  10. Love it!
    I love to eat cold pizza from the other day as breakfast with a glass of coke!
    And cake for breakfast dessert :P

  11. Sometimes eating the mix and match spurns a new favorite food. A few weeks ago I was babysitting my nephew and there was almost nothing I could feed him, he was so picky. Finally, I managed to wrangle up some mac-and-cheese (all kids like that stuff right?) and figured he needed some protein. So in went the canned tuna. That’s all he eats wants to eat when he visits auntie now.

    1. I make a “tuna casserole” which is similar – you mix a can of tuna, can of mushroom soup, some milk, shredded cheese and bit of chopped onion or celery in a cassrole dish. Mix in the slightly undercooked pasta, then bake. I like to crumble something on top like crackers or potato chips. Kids love it, it’s cheap, and usually I have all those ingredients on hand.

  12. cold pizza is definitely the breakfast of champions. my dad and sister used to leave their pizza crusts, and the next morning i’d find them still in the box on the kitchen table. hey-bread’s a pretty acceptable morning food, and since they’re family, i wasn’t too worried about cooties. :) yumm.

    i also used egg nog (instead of milk) on my frosted flakes one memorable morning. a most interesting combination.

    p.s. this is a great time to throw in a plug for my sister’s new blog about BREAKFAST! :)

  13. when we have company birthdays/celebrations, so many coworkers don’t even touch the cake because of their diets that i end up having cake for breakfast or lunch, or any cake whim i may have during the day, for almost a week.


  14. Leftover pizza that has been left out on the counter/stove top for the night + flat Mountain Dew = breakfast of CHAMPS!

  15. My ridiculous breakfast choices are constantly a source of amusement for my family- mainly because I’m always late/in a hurry and I’ll just grab whatever takes the least amount of time to make.
    And my friends are used to seeing me turning up an hour late with a chocolate bar/packet of chips/miscellaneous snack food bought on the way there in my hand and refusing to let anyone else eat it because it’s ‘my breakfast’.

  16. Breakfast is just the time of day for the meal/ first meal of the day.
    You can eat anything you want. YAY!
    I often eat dinner for breakfast, like sausage and peppers, or fried chicken.
    It really is awesome!

  17. Cold pizza!! Everyone has had cold pizza for breakfast in their lifetime.
    For my fellow brits, Kebabs!!!!

  18. This, my friends is called ‘CAMPING’ which means cold burnt weanies,cold canned clam chowder,V8,pudding packs,whatever….

  19. Wait, you mean bubbly, caffeinated beverages aren’t the norm?

    I also must confess to a major love of cold chicken (think something artery clogging like Popeye’s) for breakfast.

    Gees, I just ate lunch now I’m thinking about what I can order tonight for breakfast tomorrow!

  20. I LOVE this post!! By far one of the best, lol! Off the top of my head, I can recall eating pizza, ice cream, cake, various types of pasta, mashed potatoes…ridiculous food for breakfast is most definitely AWESOME.

  21. We love to make an omelette out of leftovers, the best is leftover chicken souvlaki with potatoes, peppers chicken, rice and a little feta in there.

  22. I once put honeycomb chocolate on my muesli… XP do not try this at home (i already did!)
    This entry is rather marvelous, but i have to contest one thing.
    “If you’ve ever smeared strawberry jam on your pancakes…”
    Tell me, who DOESN’T do this? How is this a regular breakfast with a key ingredient missing?

  23. When i was in highschool i loved to sleep in, so i woke up and grabbed random things for breakfast before running otu the door halfway dressed. I still do the stupid things for breakfast, like today, i had left over pie!

  24. I loooove ice-cream sandwiches, so if I buy a box, you can be sure that will be the first thing I will eat in the morning! Huuuummm… ice-cream sandwiches for breakfast!

  25. Orange juice on rice krispies or cheerios tastes pretty good. discovered that in the hospital when they only served whole milk, which i cannot stand….

  26. My favorite is leftover enchiladas and refried beans :)

    Btw, it’s all about the nutella and pretzel sticks.

  27. The day after Thanksgiving is officially Pie For Breakfast Day. Homemade chocolate cream pie with whipped cream for breakfast? Yes Please.

  28. Oh man, I am at the 430 mark and I just can’t stop laughing at all this stuff. This one takes the cake though. I will forever call soda “Brown Fizzy”.

    I am still looking for my pizza soulmate. white pizza with bacon or sausage and pepperoni, lol!

  29. Great post, but this line puzzled me “If you’ve ever smeared strawberry jam on your pancakes”. I realize that Americans put syrup on everything, but is strawberry jam really an unusual thing to have on your pancakes? It is the only thing I put on my pancakes!

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