Tuesday, January 13, 2009

A Hearty Breakfast

There are so many things from our trip that I want to share. But since it's morning, I think I'll start with breakfast.

The "Full Irish Breakfast" is an amazing and large plate of food. Our hotel, the O'Callaghan Davenport, offered a buffet. Clockwise from the left: beans, tomatoes, sausage, Irish bacon, mushrooms, sunnyside up eggs. I had already eaten the white and black puddings.

The eggs were small, with brightly colored yolks and were very tasty. The bacon was meaty, not fatty. Plus a whole tray of toast (the brown bread was delicious). Who could eat that much? We couldn't, not every day. One morning I just had porridge (granted, I had the stomach trouble the night before so porridge was a good thing).

We had a "vegetarian" version at the airport on our way home (no meat, but lots more veggies and potatoes too)...and as they dished up my plate, I turned to the Handy Husband and pleaded, "can't you share this with me? I can't eat all this." He did. He seemed to be satisfied with his larger half.

9 comments:

The Guider said...

the trick is to eat so much for breakfast you don't need lunch

dkuroiwa said...

Holy Hell! Now THAT is a breakfast!! I hope you did a lot of walking on the days you ate all that...or attempted to eat all that!! I think I'd stick to the veggie plates...but there is a part of me who thinks that just looks yummilicious!!

barbra said...

I can already tell that your posts are going to be bittersweet for me. They are going to bring back nice memories, but it has been 13 years since I was in Ireland and I miss it!!!

Jen on the Edge said...

Pete absolutely loves English breakfasts, whereas I get tired of all the eggs and pork products by the second day, so I usually ask for granola or oatmeal after that.

Louise said...

I have to be REALLY not hungry before I will share food!

I had no idea this was an Irish breakfast.

Noodle said...

The husband and I went to England for our honeymoon, and we were astonished at the breakfasts! Ah, memories ....

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

That is definitely a big breakfast-a little strange to the American pallate I'd bet--not sure I'm happy about having clicked on black pudding.

Anonymous said...

Remarkably similar to the Full Scottish Breakfast and Full English Breakfast. Far, Traveler.

Vanessa said...

That's a ton of meat for so early in the morning! The mushrooms look great though.