Maybe making a lunch isn't so hard for you. Maybe you have kids who actually like peanut butter and jelly. Or turkey sandwiches. Not so much here--Pony is a believer in the Hot Lunch Program, and really really hates every kind of non-cooked food that makes bag lunches possible. So, by 5:30 this morning I was scouring the kitchen for enough calories that she would actually eat, so she could even HAVE a lunch.
Due to my incredibly creative methods, I managed to send enough food. I think she'll even eat it. Among the items enclosed was a carmel roll that I thought she might actually eat for breakfast. So, after Pony was successfully delivered for her trip, Mr. Sweetie and Bunny came home looking for some breakfast.
Mr. Sweetie: Do you know what happened to that carmel roll?
Me: I gave it to Pony for her lunch.
Mr. Sweetie: Oh. We were going to have that for breakfast.
Me: There's quiche! [There was too! From dinner last night--cheese quiche, and a spinach-onion-swiss one too--yummy yummy and only a few seconds in the microwave for hot delicious quiche!]
Now, Mr. Sweetie is a very smart man, as well as a firm believer in having "normal" things for breakfast. Mr. Sweetie does not eat (ever!) cold pizza for breakfast. Mr. Sweetie would never drink Diet Coke before lunch. Mr. Sweetie is a high powered executive with a business degree from an Ivy League school. Mr. Sweetie says that quiche is not a breakfast food.
Am I wrong about this? Is quiche actually not a breakfast food?
I mean, look at it. What is quiche after all? Eggs, milk, cheese--it's practically the very same thing as an omelet, and surely an omelet is a breakfast food. Quiche is certainly a brunch food. And what is "brunch" but eating breakfast at lunchtime? Quiche is scrambled eggs made in the oven and not on the stove--with a crust. What is it about quiche that removes it from the universe of appropriate breakfast foods? But leaves carmel rolls in?
And consider this a real question, because I'll admit I've eaten cold pizza and Diet Coke for breakfast--maybe. Once. A Long Time Ago. Probably.