The Morning Scramble

Yes, that is the name of the restaurant I open in My  Life  As A  Retail  Pharmacist – A Fictionalized Memoir.  However, in my real life I would do no such thing.  At least at this stage.  I really do hate people right now and would never think about cooking, let alone serving, them breakfast.  But, this is a happy post.  So we can’t bring up the c – word* right now.

Back to the reason I am writing – breakfast.  I love everything about breakfast.  Except those stupid Jimmy Dean commercials where that guy is dressed up in that sun costume.  Stupid.  Just the thought of that sausage/egg sandwich thing in the microwave is just wrong.   And gross.  And … wrong.  That is not breakfast.

So here is a quick run down of my breakfast favorites.

  1. Bacon – recently started cooking in the oven: 375 for about 20 minutes, flipping once – use parchment paper
  2. Baked Oatmeal – an amazing recipe that was given to me by a friend
  3. The Egg Bake – basically hash browns, a shit load of eggs, and lots of cheddar cheese
  4. Over easy – my egg preference, in case anyone wondered
  5. Stuffed French Toast – cream cheese and jam sandwich French-toasted – peach preserves rocks
  6. Coffee – no additional comment needed – it’s amazing
  7. Eggs Benedict – my favorite breakfast indulgence
  8. PANCAKES – I only eat my grandmother’s recipe.  Which I included in my Memoir, I might add.
  9. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice – my favorite but if I drink too much I get a small rash on my … .  Sorry, TMI.
  10. Bacon – Roy’s marquee once read: Everything in moderation – except bacon

Okay, I’m officially  hungry.

So what more is there to say about breakfast? Hmmm… .

  • I love going out to breakfast.  It’s always so laid back; no rush.
  • I  met my wife at a Sunday Brunch.  She was my waitress.  She was a very stressed waitress. So brunch was perfect for her.
  • According to my sister, you should always over-tip breakfast servers.  I do.
  • A waitress back in Chicago had a name tag that read – Oh Miss
  • Eating an omlette at 2am with D Law (Hill) while studying for finals at Perkins in Iowa City  – best college memories.  Ever!

See, there are so many reasons to love breakfast.

To close this post I decided to include an excerpt from  My … Fictionalized Memoir

             The Morning Scramble was open for business. 

            Val actually thought of the name, claiming those words best described most weekday mornings.  Kurt still lobbied for The Pancake Palace, but was overruled.  The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Kathryn waitresses on the weekends and is looking forward to summer when she can do it more regularly.   Meredith Yates came to the Grand Opening and presented me with my very own Customer Etiquette Proclamation.  It was even framed. But everyone knows what is expected in my establishment.  If not, they find out soon enough.

            Well, there you have it.  My story is over, but my life has begun.  I never thought anything remotely resembling the events of the past year could or would ever happen.  In retail pharmacy, anything is possible.

            Order up!

*customer IS the c-word

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