Breakfast means different things to different people around the world, whether it is hot cakes and eggs, sausage and potatoes, fried rice, peas and chilis, or dim sum. The important thing to keep in mind is that a good breakfast will fuel you through all the adventures you have lined up for the day, whether it is cutting off box tops to send to the cereal company for prizes or crying over a sink full of dishes while listening to your favorite soap operas.
Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy knows how important breakfast is. He should, with Wheaties for a sponsor. We even get to learn how a cold cereal can keep us warm on a winter morning.
Breakfast can't come too often for Henry Aldrich when he and his pal Freddy are saving breakfast cereal coupons to get a boat with an outboard motor. Just the sort of adventure which means trouble for The Aldrich Family.
For whomever gets to fix breakfast, simplicity is usually a godsend. Face in, most of us are not at our best until we get that first cup of coffee tucked away. For the simple minded, even the simplicity of breakfast can get away from of us. Molly knows this, but that can't keep Fibber out of the kitchen to fix his darling bride breakfast in bed. Fibber McGee and Molly fans know already know that poor Molly will spend the next two days cleaning the mess that Fibber has wrought.
Jack Benny has to eat some crow for breakfast when he accuses Rochester of drinking the orange juice that jack just squeezed (Jack had to step out and plant the orange seeds!) For the host of The Jack Benny Program, making apologies never comes easy.
The best cooks can come with a terrific breakfast from scratch, no matter what oddments they find in the kitchen. That is the philosophy of Breakfast at Sardi's, which is "always made from scratch. Every episode is unscripted, and depend upon host Tom Breneman's "way with women" to make the start of the day the best part of the day.
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