When I was in Wales, our breakfast was included as part of our tour package every day. The typical English/Welsh breakfast is eggs, grilled tomatoes, sausage, ham (which they call bacon), and baked beans (!). If we didn’t want a hot breakfast, though, there was also cereal, fruit and yogurt.
I had the hot breakfast for the first 8 or 9 days, but by then I was feeling very over-meated. I ate just eggs and cereal for the next few days, but by then I had a rip-roaring sinus infection and wasn’t very hungry at all. But then, at our last bed and breakfast in Llangollen, I discovered a real treat.
The hosts had homemade muesli, and it really hit the spot. I ate a big bowl of it for breakfast the last two days we
were there. Once I got home I kind of forgot about it, until I saw a recipe for it online several days ago. The ingredients were simple – oats, nuts, and dried fruit. It hit me that I could probably come close to reproducing the yummy muesli I had in Wales.
So I gave it a shot. I tossed the following into a big bowl, and mixed it all up:
- Most of a container of rolled old-fashioned oats (what I had in the cabinet)
- About three cups of raisins
- One pouch of dried cranberries
- One pouch of dried tropical fruit (pineapple, mango and guava) for a Florida touch
- One large bag of sliced almonds
It’s delicious, and it’s very close to the taste of what I had in Llangollen. I think I’ve discovered my new favorite breakfast! 🙂