Thursday, June 14, 2007

Breakfast pie, an idea whose time has come?

I'll admit that sometimes (today), if there's a bit of leftover dessert (apricot pie) sitting in the fridge in the morning, I find myself coming up with reasons why that dessert would actually be a totally acceptable breakfast.

Let me clarify that I'm not thinking, "Aw, what the hell, I'll just eat pie for breakfast." No, I won't just admit that I want to eat pie, instead I have to couch it in terms of health and balance. So it's more like, "Well, I'd eat fruit for breakfast, and toast and pie crust aren't so different. Oh, and of course cereal often has a lot of sugar in it. Therefore this pie is actually healthier than breakfast."

After eating the pie (cold, perfect apricot texture, crust that really held up to a night in the fridge), I continued on my path of justification and started thinking about how maybe pie is a perfect thing for breakfast. Why can't I get pie for breakfast when I eat out? Why has this idea not caught on? And then I started thinking bigger, to savory breakfast pies. And then 1988 called and wanted their quiche back.


ross said...

Are you summoning Bill Cosby?

Nate said...

This reminds me of the SNL skit with Alec Baldwin and Phil Hartman at a diner. Baldwin is offered pie with breakfast, to which he responds, "Never serve pie with breakfast, it makes you look cheap".

Hartman responds, "That's OK, I'll eat his pie"