Saturday, April 4, 2015

#BrunchWeek 2015 - I'm Doing Something a Little Different

This is my third year participating in #BrunchWeek, a fun online event coordinated by my blogging pal Terri at Love and Confections. Her co-host this year is Shaina from Take a Bite Out of Boca. Two great gals!

I decided to do things a little differently this year. No surprise there, right?

Inspired by this video [below] - American Kids Try Breakfast From Around the World - I decided to put an international twist on my #BrunchWeek entries this year. #BrunchWeek starts a month from today.

 

Americans tend to lack imagination when it comes to breakfast. Case in point: my childhood. We ate the same breakfast menu every week of my entire life. I still remember it. Monday was oatmeal; Tuesday was a quesadilla; Wednesday was eggs; Thursday was cereal; Friday was pancakes; Saturday was continental, bread and jam; and Sunday my dad made omelettes.

I'm not kidding. My. Entire. Life.

My kids' breakfast offerings run the gamut from homemade granola to frittata and scones to chia pudding. We do grab bagels and cream cheese on occasion. But, for the most part, we steer clear of cornflakes and chocolate milk. I want my kids to know that, around the world, breakfast is often much more savory. While my kids love kimchi, and even make their own version (Riley's Kimchi), they have never had it for breakfast as Korean kids do. Japanese kids might be served natto, a snotty-looking soybean slime. Okay, I'm not even sure I could do that. It's a texture thing.

So, between May 4th and May 9th, check back here and you'll see breakfast recipes from Japan, the Netherlands, Pakistan, and Mexico. I will also be making an incredibly decadent version of my favorite American breakfast, eggs benedict.

I can't wait to see what the other #BrunchWeek bloggers have in store for us!

2 comments:

  1. So excited for #BrunchWeek! A great excuse for me to try out some new recipes in the kitchen that I know my teenager is excited about. :)

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  2. Great idea Cam...I am anxious to see your recipes.

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