Our Sunday Breakfast Tomorrow

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    Aug 19, 2017 9:15 PM GMT
    We're making it into a ritual. He'll make blueberry pancakes, using fresh blueberries. Sometimes he makes waffles instead.

    Meanwhile I'll do eggs. Runny-poached for him on an English muffin, soft boiled for me, also a bit runny and eaten from an egg cup, some of it spooned onto toast. I sometimes have a second one. He'll make his own coffee, I'll make tea for myself.

    I think doing the eggs that way just once a week isn't getting too very much into a rut. And not every single Sunday. Sometimes we're out of town. Or something special comes up, like an invite for brunch elsewhere.

    We'll read the Sunday paper over our breakfast. As old fashioned as you can get. But then WE'RE as old fashioned as you can get. Why try to deny it?

    And yet after breakfast I'll load all the dishes & stuff into a modern dishwasher, set it and walk away. Then he'll go watch his favorite TV programs on his HD flatscreen, while I go into the office and start surfing this computer. Mostly news & social media sites, and some Google searches as interest strikes me. While I watch TV programs on it, too, split-window.

    Not exactly a perfect replica of our grandparents' much lower-tech Sunday morning. A mix of the old and the new. But it sure makes us happy & content! Something almost any gay couple can do. icon_biggrin.gif

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    Aug 20, 2017 5:10 PM GMT
    OK, breakfast over. Only less than I expected, my own fault. I made his poached eggs first, that he loved. Then he said he didn't want to make the blueberry pancakes after all, he'd had enough to eat, would I mind skipping them? Well, I wasn't going to ask him to make only 1 just for me (1 is about all I usually have, while he has 2, although rather large ones). So I said that was OK, my 2 soft-boiled eggs with toast would be enough.

    But I had to struggle with his poached this morning. The whites wouldn't form properly, likely a result of the eggs being less than fresh. Poached do best if made no longer than a week after you buy them, at most 2. Even with putting white wine in the water. Not for the short cooking time to keep them a bit runny, as he requires.

    I had to throw the first 2 out as failures and try again. The second ones were much better with the water temperature lower than what I normally use, for a longer time, but still not my best effort.

    Lesson: only use very fresh eggs for poaching. And even my soft-boiled weren't up to standard with those eggs. Less-fresh eggs are OK for my husband's baking, and hard boiling, but not for breakfast purposes.

    Still, a nice morning, rain and all. It's been too hot & humid this summer for much eating on the patio, anyway. And now he's doing some baking, his favorite Sunday pastime along with general cooking, any kitchen activity. Some brownies we'll have and also give to friends.

    As I've said before, cooking is something we sometimes do together, or share culinary tips with each other. And often just help each other out, in my case sometimes merely with the cleanup, like after today's baking, since he's the trained chef.

    A good shared activity for many gay couples, in my opinion. Especially on weekends, or whenever both will be home together. With my late partner, and also with an LTR I had, it was especially during summer cookouts. I taught myself to grill over charcoal on a Weber, and made that my specialty. They would do everything else.

    My pièce de résistance was duck a l'orange, done over charcoal on the Weber. But as beer can chicken is done. Except instead of beer it was with orange-flavored Grand Marnier. That was also infused into the duck before cooking. Duck a l'orange with a hint of charcoal is most unusual, and very difficult to pull off. Well received by our friends.

    My other specialty was splayed New Zealand lamb in the charcoal Weber. NZ has the best. And properly marinated, it was a real crowd pleaser. My BF would have it flown in fresh, I wasn't a millionaire like him to afford such extravagances. And now I'm supposed to grill and not ruin this expensive specialty. I hate pressure! Who wants some hot dogs? I can do hot dogs.

    Sometimes we also did this at larger gay weekend campouts, or BYOM gay picnics (Bring Your Own Meat - no smarmy jokes, please), upwards of 50 of us. Most would bring and cook their own food, but we also shared all around.
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    Aug 20, 2017 8:18 PM GMT
    Plooje said
    art_deco saidWe're making it into a ritual. He'll make blueberry pancakes, using fresh blueberries. Sometimes he makes waffles instead.

    Meanwhile I'll do eggs. Runny-poached for him on an English muffin, soft boiled for me, also a bit runny and eaten from an egg cup, some of it spooned onto toast. I sometimes have a second one. He'll make his own coffee, I'll make tea for myself.

    I think doing the eggs that way just once a week isn't getting too very much into a rut. And not every single Sunday. Sometimes we're out of town. Or something special comes up, like an invite for brunch elsewhere.

    We'll read the Sunday paper over our breakfast. As old fashioned as you can get. But then WE'RE as old fashioned as you can get. Why try to deny it?

    And yet after breakfast I'll load all the dishes & stuff into a modern dishwasher, set it and walk away. Then he'll go watch his favorite TV programs on his HD flatscreen, while I go into the office and start surfing this computer. Mostly news & social media sites, and some Google searches as interest strikes me. While I watch TV programs on it, too, split-window.

    Not exactly a perfect replica of our grandparents' much lower-tech Sunday morning. A mix of the old and the new. But it sure makes us happy & content! Something almost any gay couple can do.



    Something almost any gay couple can do.

    Huh? Straight couples would be unable to do this?

    The ex-wives and kids, must of missed out on so much then.
    Being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, I'm only glad, I've never had to be, such a try hard.
    Now Dearest half brother, still waiting on tender hooks for you and your boyfriend Carmine's podcast, of Two Fat Gays of Wilton Manors.
    Sweeties darlinks, it'll be absolutely fabulous.
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    Aug 22, 2017 3:41 PM GMT
    I like to replicate what we got in the south of France, though I gather it isn't what the French eat at home: One egg, slow scrambled in butter with a bit of emmenthaler, s&p and cayenne, two strips of very good bacon (I like the applewood at Fresh Market that I buy in small quantity weekly- I never thought about raw bacon deteriorating after a day or two- makes a huge difference), an inch or two of baguette with Danish butter, and fruit, usually a sliced apple or pear or peach for desert. Light, yummy, healthy. But only on Saturday and Sunday. Those are my cheat days for breakfast.
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    Aug 22, 2017 7:41 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    I like to replicate what we got in the south of France, though I gather it isn't what the French eat at home: One egg, slow scrambled in butter with a bit of emmenthaler, s&p and cayenne, two strips of very good bacon (I like the applewood at Fresh Market that I buy in small quantity weekly- I never thought about raw bacon deteriorating after a day or two- makes a huge difference), an inch or two of baguette with Danish butter, and fruit, usually a sliced apple or pear or peach for desert. Light, yummy, healthy. But only on Saturday and Sunday. Those are my cheat days for breakfast.

    Everyone must have a cheat day. Sounds like an outrageous breakfast. Bravo! Far beyond my own skills to replicate at home. I'm kinda a meat-and-potatoes guy. And the same simplicity applies to breakfast. Simple, but elegant. "Hello Dolly" musical lyric: "If you ain't got elegance, you can never, ever, car-ry, it off!"
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    Aug 23, 2017 1:05 AM GMT
    Plooje said
    two_meninlove said
    The ex-wives and kids, must of missed out on so much then.
    Being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, I'm only glad, I've never had to be, such a try hard.
    Now Dearest half brother, still waiting on tender hooks for you and your boyfriend Carmine's podcast, of Two Fat Gays of Wilton Manors.
    Sweeties darlinks, it'll be absolutely fabulous.


    Why would he have been married to several women and had kids with them if he is gay?
    Sounds like he is bisexual, or a fraud.



    gay people don't produce children the hetrosexual way, as straight and bi people do.
    We use medical intervention to become parents.
    Seems Bob's life long struggle with truth continues.
    The complexities of bisexuality.
  • argus

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    Aug 23, 2017 6:04 PM GMT
    ^
    It's adorable watching you pretend to be new. icon_lol.gif
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    Aug 28, 2017 7:46 PM GMT
    argus said^
    It's adorable watching you pretend to be new. icon_lol.gif

    "New" in what regard?
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    Aug 29, 2017 1:41 AM GMT
    Plooje said
    two_meninlove said
    Plooje said
    two_meninlove said
    The ex-wives and kids, must of missed out on so much then.
    Being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, I'm only glad, I've never had to be, such a try hard.
    Now Dearest half brother, still waiting on tender hooks for you and your boyfriend Carmine's podcast, of Two Fat Gays of Wilton Manors.
    Sweeties darlinks, it'll be absolutely fabulous.


    Why would he have been married to several women and had kids with them if he is gay?
    Sounds like he is bisexual, or a fraud.



    gay people don't produce children the hetrosexual way, as straight and bi people do.
    We use medical intervention to become parents.
    Seems Bob's life long struggle with truth continues.
    The complexities of bisexuality.



    Is "Bob" a former account name of "Art Deco?"

    Nope. Red Vesper was. But I do belive Bob, and Bobby, are short for Robert.
  • argus

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    Aug 29, 2017 2:36 PM GMT
    two_meninlove said
    Plooje said
    two_meninlove said
    Plooje said
    two_meninlove said
    The ex-wives and kids, must of missed out on so much then.
    Being born a Bona Fide Homosexual, I'm only glad, I've never had to be, such a try hard.
    Now Dearest half brother, still waiting on tender hooks for you and your boyfriend Carmine's podcast, of Two Fat Gays of Wilton Manors.
    Sweeties darlinks, it'll be absolutely fabulous.


    Why would he have been married to several women and had kids with them if he is gay?
    Sounds like he is bisexual, or a fraud.





    gay people don't produce children the hetrosexual way, as straight and bi people do.
    We use medical intervention to become parents.
    Seems Bob's life long struggle with truth continues.
    The complexities of bisexuality.



    Is "Bob" a former account name of "Art Deco?"

    Nope. Red Vesper was. But I do belive Bob, and Bobby, are short for Robert.


    He was never Red Vesper. You keep making that mistake. On purpose?

    You can't ride a vesper, you fecking moron.

    I truly hate the stupid.