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PostPosted: 06 Sep 2019, 09:09 
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Apologies if this is a repeat topic, but what did you think of the CS's ideas on a light breakfast, especially if/ when you were a young reader? I hated breakfast (and am still not keen) and thought that rolls, jam and milky coffee sounded delightful, but as we occasionally see (e g in CS in the Oberland), it doesn't fit with everybody's ideas. And I seem to remember that there were eggs for breakfast some of the time, anyway.


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I have cereal, and, before I was so stressed about calories, I used to have toast. If I'm on holiday, I go for croissants/bread rolls and jam. I am definitely not a Full English Breakfast type person :lol:., but a lot of people were in the 1950s. Not that this applies to CS girls :D , but jobs and housework then would have involved a lot more heavy manual work than they did then, so I suppose people would have needed something to set them up for the day. I think the discussion in Oberland is just EBD doing her pet trick of showing the wonderful CS girls being ready to adapt to local customs, whilst the girls from other schools (as with the St Scholastika's girls and their lack of nailed boots!) weren't.

Fancy bread twists and black cherry jam would have suited me down to the ground! But with tea, not coffee!

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I've never been a breakfast person, so the CS version would have sounded fine to me - the only time I want eggs and bacon first thing is when I'm jetlagged. As a kid, breakfast was cereal and milk, as an adult it's coffee with cream. I think they have eggs and stuff for breakfast in the UK period, and go back to milky coffee and rolls in Switzerland.

Thinking about it, it does sound like a starch heavy morning. Jam, bread and milky coffee for breakfast, bread twists and milky coffee or lemonade for break, so it's lunch before they get anything with much staying power. That could be hard on someone who needs a more substantial breakfast, particularly with early morning rising in the summer, and PT classes (or weekend rambles, for that matter).

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Ugh.... I hate a heavy breakfast. I normally have a banana or, if I'm not at work, cereal or toast.
Can't be doing with a cooked breakfast unless I'm properly hungry. If I could have it for Mittagessen though..... :D


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I ate cereal or toast for breakfast as a child, so Chalet School breakfasts sounded rather good to me -- they were just carbs and sugar in different form. I don't drink tea or coffee, so hopefully Matey would let me have a glass of creamy milk or a cup of hot chocolate.

Nowadays I'm a bit more health conscious, so I start the day with some kind of protein, usually Greek yoghurt or a piece of whole-grain toast with peanut butter. CS breakfasts wouldn't work for me on a daily basis, though I wouldn't turn them down, I'd just be hungry and irritable later!

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Personally I'm a fan of cold pizza for breakfast but I can't see Matey approving. I normally have toast or cereal. I do like a cooked breakfast but more as brunch.

CS breakfast sounds good to me - although it would be improved by adding cheese or cold meat- and would have when I was younger. Adult me requires proper coffee however.


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Coffee - black - and yoghurt or fruit. Can’t face anything else before 11 am! Do like brunch though.


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If I have breakfast it makes me extra hungry and I can't stop eating for the rest of the day.


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Seems like I’m a minority here but I absolutely have to have breakfast every morning or I’ll feel ill for the rest of the day! Just something light though like cereal and toast. I don’t always need to eat lunch.

So CS breakfasts would be fine for me as long as I don’t have too many bread rolls :wink:


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I do too, Laura. I don't have a big breakfast, but I certainly feel ill if I go too long into the morning without eating anything.

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I’m a breakfast person too. It’s a running joke with my friends that my meal is always 1 egg with toast and tea... apparently 1 egg is not enough for most people :lol:


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There was a meal described in one of the CS books that involved kippers....I don't think it was breakfast though.It always struck me just how much the school would have smelled,and I hate all the bones in kippers!!


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Terrygo wrote:
There was a meal described in one of the CS books that involved kippers....I don't think it was breakfast though.It always struck me just how much the school would have smelled,and I hate all the bones in kippers!!
Yes, I always remember Victoria in one of the Larkins family books saying "This kipper's full of combs!"


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I don't mind rolls and jam/honey for breakfast, it's what I have when I'm on holiday or staying in hotels, but a fry-up? DO NOT WANT. Usually, I have cereal.


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It's toast for me, and if I need to make it through the morning without having a yogurt around lunch time then I put peanut butter on the toast.

I like to have instant oatmeal sometimes in the winter - comfort food for the soul.


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