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post #31 of 41
Speaking of bisquits, can you still buy boxes of Cadbury's bisquits? A friend used to send them to me. They were just like KitKat candy bars. Rhea, I understand bisquit as you know it, but here it is more likely to be a quick bread, made with baking powder, not yeast, rolled out, and cut with a round cutter or even a glass dipped in flour, then baked.
No, my mother wasn't kidding about Welsh rarebit. I guess she made a fancy version. She really hated to make it, but my father liked it. Something he really loved was plum pudding which seemed to take all day to make. It was like a fruit cake boiled, YES, boiled in a bag. She made it on his birthday every year.
When my father was stuck with the cooking job, he made fried bread, which I have not had since childhood, but I guess if you fry the extra bread from moon eggs, his concoction wasn't so bizarre! He also fried blood pudding, which was a dark, almost black sausage. I don't know if it's still available, but it was good
Is it possible to keep moon eggs soft in the center and still keep the white part solid?
post #32 of 41
I eat bagels on my days that I work. I like either: plain bagel w/ plain cream cheese; multi-grain bagel w/ plain cream cheesee; sesame w/ plain cream cheese; sourdough w/ plain cream cheese; a plain bagel w/ plain cream cheese. I also like to eat the Dolly Madison mini chocolate chip muffins! I like yogurt, too.

Now on my days off.... I eat whatever, whenever.
post #33 of 41
This is such an interesting thread! I guess my country is on a different level regarding breakfast, most people have either porridge (with milk, some salt or maybe a bit of butter in the middle- I guess this is starting to be a less popular breakfast), cereal or sandwiches, or things like yogurt and fruit. Sandwiches are always made with "proper" bread and a variety of "toppings", not the kind you toast. Oh I suppose some people have toast, too, but it's not a "traditional" thing here. I don't know anyone who'd actually cook something like eggs or bacon or anything besides porridge for breakfast, lunch is often cooked though.

It was very strange for me when I was on exchange in New Zealand where you'd have toast with butter/marmalade (or vegemite...) or/and cereal. In my host family, there was really no variety at least not on weekdays, and I was used to having sandwhiches of different types, orange juice, yogurt, fruit or cereal sometimes etc, whatever I felt like having. Talk about culture shock! And, of course, I was used to getting a free, cooked lunch (more like dinner I guess) at school. Of course, it also took me a while to figure out what 'tea' was.
post #34 of 41
Eeva-so is your lunch kind of like our dinner here? Something nice and big and filling? Do people in Finland eat light breakfasts (sandwiches or fruit) because lunch is such a big meal? Also, do you eat any meals after lunch?
post #35 of 41
Eeva. Also, is proper bread homemade bread, as opposed to sliced white bread? We toast all kinds of bread if we're in the mood for toast. I guess our differences are why some hotels offer "continental breakfasts." My father always wanted bacon, eggs, and toast, so I guess that's from his English upbringing. Lots of my friends' parents did too, but my family got pancakes or bacon and eggs only when there was not a rush to go to school or work. They usually had orange juice and cereal with milk.
post #36 of 41
I like a protein in the morning so sweet fruit and cereal with all those starches and carbohydrates don't work for me. I usually make a fried egg sandwich (just a dab of butter for flavor, I use a non-stick pan so it doesn't need greased) with cheese and mustard. I guess I'm in the sandwich category.

But with a child in school during the day, there's no reason to make a big lunch. Though I understand the school schedule is different in Europe, too.
post #37 of 41
spooky-well the school lunches are pretty much like your dinner, I suppose, a nice, big, warm meal. Usually you'd also have dinner. Well, it depends really. At least with children, you'd normally make them a proper dinner as well as the school lunch, but only adult households might eat a lighter lunch and a larger dinner. I think this has changed a bit in the last 10-15 years, when I was going to school, you'd always have a warm lunch as well as dinner, but perhaps we've started to do more what people in other countries do, and only have one warm (by that I mean big and filling as you said) meal a day. Like my parents, they get lunch at work, and it's their only warm, large meal a day usually, some others may take packed lunches to work or only have salad or something, and cook a big dinner fairly early in the evening usually, and some kind of a snack before going to bed.

Jeanie-I don't really know what "proper" bread is, or how to describe it I mean, my English doesn't cover this too well. It's not sliced, not used for toasts, I guess it's what you'd call homemade bread but only you can buy those in stores too. Of course we also have various kinds or rye breads.

sunlion-what's the school schedule like over there then? I'm curious.
post #38 of 41
My daughter goes to school from 8:15 until 3:15, which seems awfully long for not quite 6 years old. The building opens about 7:30 and serves breakfast, and a youth club (Girls, Inc.) comes in to do a program in the afternoons until 6:00, for children whose parents both work.

Lunch is at 11:30 for her class - the cafeteria only seats so many people, so different ages go at different times. There are usually 2 choices of prepared food, but it tends to be kind of snack-like: a hot dog, a taco, a baked potato, that kind of thing. And there is a salad bar, but what kid eats salad?

Now I understand that in many parts of Europe (I don't know about where you are) the school day is usually over between 12 and 1, then it's home for lunch with the family. But there is often a half-day on Saturday, too, which our kids don't have.
post #39 of 41
Here's one I like. Its scrambled eggs with diced tomatoes, onions, peppers(if you'd like). Served with homemade refried beans, and oj.

Or here is a mexican recipe that I love. It is called Chilaquiles.

Okay, you get four slices of corn tortillas. Cut them up into pieces. In the blender you put boiled tomatoes, diced onion, a piece of garlic. Blend it real good.

In a pan with either vegetable oil or cooking spray you cook the tortillas until they are brown. Then you pour the blended tomatoes onto the tortillas. Let them cook until they are tender. Top with cilantro and parmesian cheese. Eat with refried beans and a cup of coffee.
post #40 of 41
I LOVE biscuits with sausage gravey!! Rhea, ya gotta try it!

I also love hashbrowns, sausage patties, pancakes, all that fattening stuff! :laughing:
post #41 of 41
Sunlion- if things haven't changed all that much since I was a kid, our school days are shorter. We only go to school the year we turn 7. The day usually starts between 8 and 9, for smaller kids often ends between noon (on Fridays) and 2 in the afternoon, but for older ones, it's 6 hours of school a day. Oh and classes are always 45 minutes, not one hour. Lunch break is usually between 11 and 12, there are different "shifts", the school cafeteria serves usually one meal, for example chicken in curry sauce and rice, potatoes and meat with gravy and there's always some kind of salad, as well as bread for those who want it, and special meals for those who need them (lactose intolerant etc). Sometimes there are options to choose from, and the food's free.

No one can go home during breaks without special permission from teachers. No saturdays of school here, but our system is different from "continental" Europe. High school (the compulsory schooling) over here is for 9 grades, then you go on and apply to either polytechnics or to 'lukio' which is sort of a continuing school for those who want a higher and more theoretical type of education, and in all of these school days are 8 hours, a lot of the time. Of course there's quite a lot of options, so you can arrange some of your schedule to suit you.

Sorry to be off topic here, just got carried away. It's always interesting to hear about the differences in countries' cultures and systems, at least for me.
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