second breakfast

Hobbits, those imaginary fellows invented by Tolkien, used to enjoy breakfast, and then second breakfast. I admit that sometimes I enjoy rising and eating breakfast and then taking a little nap, arising just in time for lunch. That could be second breakfast.

Another local restaurant in Naperville called Egg Harbor sits near the river and on the way home from the hospital. After a visit to the hospital, ( hopefully less of them are looming ), it’s the perfect place to stop for a treat.

It’s almost always busy, and on warm days in the summer weekends, it’s packed, but the weekdays I have been there it shares a lively energy and flow of people that’s just right for a quick repast. They have specials, and elaborate gluten free choices, but nothing so exotic like a sloppy joe omelet at the Pancake Cafe.

They call it egg harbor, and they do eggs perfectly. I always start with the strawberry-orange juice ( fresh squeezed ) and then a cinnamon roll followed by biscuits and sausage gravy.

the cinnamon roll didn't last for the picture...

the cinnamon roll didn’t last for the picture…

Today I celebrated with a variation of eggs benedict, an English muffin, with corned beef hash on top, then hollandaise sauce with a perfect poached egg on top. My daughter who is trim and fit, enjoyed a BLT variation which included a small omelet in the sandwich. All that and a cinnamon roll warm from the oven… we were ready for home, a nap, a run, and then second breakfast of course.

May you celebrate life’s small victories too.


61 Comments on “second breakfast”

  1. Shannon says:

    Also love that you called this post second breakfast. HAHA. I like it.

  2. Shannon says:

    This was a great weekend! So glad we could spend it together.

  3. Rebecca says:

    Reading this made me so hungry!!

  4. mindfuldiary says:

    OMG, I’m hungry now after seeing your treats. I’m sure you enjoyed! Well deserved too! 🙂

  5. Oh that looked yummy! And I remember watching Lord of the Rings and laughing so hard when one of the guys (I can’t remember which one) was talking about second breakfast. I don’t know why I laughed so hard, but I did. 🙂 Have you seen The Hobbit?

  6. emjayzed says:

    Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day, I’m often known to have two of them – even if one of them is at 6pm!

  7. Bill, just reading your menu makes me worry I won’ fit into my gowns anymore! 😉

  8. Clanmother says:

    What about elevensies? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? You knows about them, don’t you?

  9. Breakfast is my favourite meal if I don’t have to cook it and if I have to cook it, then I make it for dinner!

    I hope you have way less trips to the hospital too my friend!

  10. sausage biscuits and gravy with two scrambled eggs on top, extra gravy and extra crumbled sausage is my favorite breakfast ( The Mess)

    but I’ll still go out with you guys for cinnamon buns and fresh strawberry-orange juice…


  11. I can see you definitely need me here!! 🙂

  12. backfromtheedge says:

    Dear Bill,
    Tomorrow, it’s eggs for breakfast in celebration of your small victory. I’m so happy that this sounds like good news :-).

  13. sani panini says:

    That breakfast looks delicious!!!

  14. Oh my gosh now i’m so hungry!

  15. TheOthers1 says:

    The less healthy of the two choices looks yum. My breakfast was a muffin, but I would’ve taken this as my second breakfast.

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