In many households (and indeed in OUR household eons and eons ago before we moved to the country) that would be a perfectly innocent question which would be immediately answered with a resounding 'Yes!'.
Now, however, it's a question that seems, well, a bit....redundant. Not only do we raise chickens and therefore have an unlimited supply of fresh eggs right in the fridge that no restaurant, even a 5-star establishment, can beat for taste, convenience or freshness, we also live basically in the pig capital of the United States, so local bacon also always resides in the bottom compartment of our fridge. I make a mean Hollandaise sauce, I bake my own bread.... So to hop into the car and drive somewhere to pay for a breakfast that surely would be inferior seems, yes, redundant.
But I admit I paused before answering. I love to eat out. I really, really do. I love being waited on, sitting among the hustle and bustle of busy waitresses and servers, smelling all the delicious scents wafting from the kitchen, being handed a menu and knowing that not only can I choose from a multitude of meals which will arrive piping hot at our table without me having to pick up a single whisk, wooden spoon or spatula, I won't have to wash the dishes afterwards either. I love seeing what creative chefs come up with and love being handed a plate with a garnish on it.
So I paused.....and I thought about it, I waffled (pun intended) back and forth...and I replied, 'Just give me a minute to throw some clothes on and dry my hair.' I admit, I caved. The allure of eating out was too much to resist. But to avoid being redundant, I didn't order eggs. And I told myself it was for 'inspiration'.
If you are feeling a bit uninspired lately, here are some of my favorite breakfasts to make at home to help you get out of your breakfast rut:
Mini Brunch Tartlets
Blueberry Bread Pudding with Maple Syrup and Blueberry Sauce
Monte Cristo Bread Pudding
Roasted Broccoli Bacon Cheddar Quiche