Monday, December 01, 2008

Vampire Butter Breakfast

Over the years, B and I have established a Thanksgiving routine that goes a little something like this:

1. I go to breakfast with my family.
2. He goes to the football game with his friend
3. We meet up later and head to his family's dinner
4. We eat a lot and sleep well

The breakfast with my family thing is rather new but it is a way for me to eat a meal with them that day.  And, of course, you know I like me some breakfast.  In fact, we go to the same place that the EMMICD people go. Alas, none were there on Thanksgiving.  I guess on a holiday they can eat "real" food, or at least give dairy the day off.

There were five of us at breakfast (my brother brought his girlfriend and God love them, they had to eat 3 meals that day - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Holiday meals, my friend, not just ordinary meals. And I thought WE ate a lot).  We sat around eating and just chatting about this, that and the other.  Almost all of us ordered omelets except my Dad who is a rebel and ordered a waffle. Why am I telling you our breakfast orders? There is a point. Trust.

With our breakfast came toast. I love toast.  This time I noticed it was quite buttered. In fact, I could actually see the butter piled up on the toast.  This is unusual because normally it is barely buttered.  I  chalked it up to good holiday spirit on behalf of the cook. First mistake.  After my first few bites, I noticed it had a garlic taste to it.  I decided I was crazy and ignored it while also subconsciously scraping the butter off my bread.  Second mistake.  This went on for my entire meal. Multiple mistakes.  I even ate two slices of my mom's toast. I love toast.

My bro, who declares that he loves toast because it is a "built in dessert -mmmm jelly on bread" bites into his toast and immediately says "this tastes strange."  I tell him it has a garlic taste to it. That is when it finally hits me - the cook totally buttered our toast with garlic butter.  The kind you put on that toast - garlic toast.  It tasted liked it and looked like it.  And it was.  My bro threw down his toast in disgust because apparently jelly and garlic butter on toast is no dessert.  Despite having eaten 6 pieces myself, I decide I have lost my appetite.  Or was I just full? Who knows.

We told our waitress who investigated and found out in the mad "rush" that morning, the cook had in fact buttered our toast with the wrong butter.  She apologized and offered us more toast. Even I could not take her up on that.   And because she was so sweet and so apologetic and it was a holiday, we left her a 30% tip.

We totally paid them to give us the wrong butter.

Happy Thanksgiving!*



*I know Thanksgiving was four days ago, but who has time to post when they are full after eating a lot, sleepy and trying to digest garlic butter?

9 important things being said:

Matt said...

I actually love garlic bread.

*~Dani~* said...

Matt - I do too! Really, I do. But I found that day that I do not like garlic butter on my breakfast toast, especially having just put jelly on top of it. Garlic bread better with spaghetti or lasagna, not a ham and cheese omelet.

So@24 said...

Sounds likea pretty solid routine to me

*~Dani~* said...

So24 - what can I say? We have it down to a science. No cobbler, but the pumpkin pie was good.

Andy said...

That's all kinds of wrong. It took you six pieces to figure that out?

*~Dani~* said...

Andy - clearly I am either (a) unobservant, (b) flighty or (c) carefree. Probably a combination of all three. I think I knew it was wrong but ate it anyway. What does THAT say about me?

Jennifer said...

I never thought about jelly being a built in dessert. That is very interesting.

As for the garlic butter, gross! I would not want that on my toast either. It took you awhile to realize it because you would never expect it!!

*~Dani~* said...

Jenny - my bro has an interesting outlook on life. And you are too kind. The fact is, everytime I took a bite I thought "this tastes garlicky"

EP said...

I don't know how I would feel if I had garlic bread for breakfast. I like it for dinner, but...

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