A Simple Breakfast

Thick-cut bacon, eggs, whole-grain toast and a mug of freshly brewed coffee.

A Simple Breakfast

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Bacon, eggs, toast and a mug of freshly brewed coffee.



Based on the information I compiled from FatSecret my breakfast had about 507 calories, 24.77g of carbohydrate, 30.58g of protein, and 32.94g of fat.

Ingredients

  • 2 slices Dave’s Killer Bread Thin-Sliced Organic Bread 21 Whole Grain & Seeds
  • 3 slices Farmland Foods Thick Sliced Bacon
  • 2 large eggs

Directions

  1. Heat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Arrange the bacon slices in one layer on top of the oven rack.
  3. Position the oven rack in the lower third of the oven.
  4. Bake until the bacon is golden brown and crispy, 12 to 20 minutes. The exact baking time will depend on the how thick your bacon is and how crisp you like it.
  5. Remove bacon from oven and set aside on a paper towel to cool.
  6. Re-use some of the bacon greases and add to a cast iron skillet on medium-low heat.
  7. Beat the eggs with a whisk.
  8. Scramble eggs in cast iron skillet.
  9. Make toast.
  10. Make coffee.

Liked Want To Live To Be 90? Drink Coffee (And Beer) (Sprudge)
According to Paste, the “90+ Study” (not to be confused with the Ninety Plus Study) was performed by researchers at the University of California, Irvine who were trying to find common factors in those still alive and kicking past the ripe old age of 90. To do this, researchers spent the past 15 years surveying over 14,000 nonagenarians about their “diet, activities, medical history, medications and numerous other factors,” with follow up visits every six months to perform “perform neurological and neuropsychological tests,” according to the study.

They found that moderate (two cups) daily consumption of both coffee and beer led to a decreased likelihood of “premature death, by 10 percent and 18 percent, respectively, over those who abstained from those liquid fun parts of life. The study also found that exercise and having hobbies—two things that have been widely accepted as beneficial—also lead to a longer life. It stands to reason, then, that if coffee is your hobby, its effects will double. Or maybe they increase exponentially. I’m neither a doctor nor a mathematician so I can’t say for sure, but it sounds pretty airtight.
 Aperture ƒ/1.8  Credit Khürt L. Williams  Camera NIKON D5100  Captured 17 February, 2018  Focal length 35mm  ISO 100  Shutter speed 1/320s 

My grandparents lived long lives and loved coffee. I’ve been drinking coffee since I was a young child. I didn’t realize I was extending my life with each sip. In recent years I’ve discovered craft ale. I’m adding more years to my life with each pint of New England IPA. If I drink a coffee cream stout will I extend my life some more?

I am not going to spoil the punchline.

I think the stories on Jeff Gamet’s Fresh-Brewed Tales website are hilarious. My favourite two, so far, is Ass Boy. Double Latte, Please and The Misadventure of Old Hair Guy. Those two had me laughing uncontrollably. I rushed into the bathroom to read them to my wife while she showered. I had a hard time reading without laughing. Explore the website.

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