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Delicious muesli

Just got back from the organic supermarket around the corner to buy a package of Seven Sundays Original Toasted Muesli. I think that $6.49 for 12 oz is kind of expensive, but it tastes so good.

We were halfway across the world when we fell in love with breakfast again. The muesli in New Zealand was nothing like we were used to – no puffs, flakes or clusters; just unprocessed ingredients that came together in a perfectly flavorful and nutrient-dense breakfast. Once back home [in Minnesota], Hannah began crafting her own toasted muesli using gourmet fruit, nut and spice combinations.

I wonder what people in flyover country eat for breakfast?

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 29, 2015 at 9:49 pm

Posted in New York City

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  1. Tastier fare: grits, bacon, sausage and gravy, fried/scrambled eggs, hash browns, toast, waffles….


    December 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    • That stuff requires work to cook.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 29, 2015 at 10:04 pm

      • You can just marry a flyover girl who will be pleased to cook you a hot breakfast and send you off to work at your menial flyover job with a kiss.

        Good luck trying that in Metropolis. Even in Flyover the family courts are conspiring to destroy you, but it beats $7 bowls of cold cereal.


        December 29, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      • 1. It isn’t that much work–I can make bacon, eggs, toast, coffee and cut up some fresh fruit with cream in about 20 minutes.
        2. It is a pleasure to do these simple tasks in an unhurried way. They can be a pain if you are in a rush to be to work on time but that doesn’t really apply here.


        December 30, 2015 at 9:19 am

      • “It isn’t that much work–I can make bacon, eggs, toast, coffee and cut up some fresh fruit with cream in about 20 minutes.”

        20 minutes sounds like a lot of time to invest, plus I don’t think you are covering how much time it takes to clean the bacon grease off of the frying pan.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 30, 2015 at 11:19 am

      • A pack of bacon at Whole Foods cost you $8 with no nitrates or any other preservatives. Meanwhile, NAM markets, which only sell low quality fatty strips, are half that amount laden with carcinogens.


        December 30, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      • I think in this case the acronym in NAM doesn’t really explain much. There is a supermarket not far from where I live, Western beef, on 62nd and Amsterdam, which caters heavily to Hispanics. It’s really a terrific supermarket, better than the SWPL supermarkets further uptown.

        Hispanics and African Americans have completely different food habits. Hispanics also have a pretty good health profile.


        December 30, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      • Most supermarkets in NAM neighborhoods like C-Town and Associated in NYC, sell lower quality food, including produce (when did NAMs eat fruits and veggies). Of course in NYC, especially Manhattan, the majority of the Hispanics are the fiesty Caribbean types, who tend to mimic blacks, and the better ones, like Italian or Jew proles.


        December 30, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      • The problem with bacon is cleaning the grease. Also, I’ve never been able to figure out a non-greasy way to get the bacon out of the package and onto the pan. But it’s so delicious, I can understand why the rabbis forbade it.


        December 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      • For all the Canadian readers: Your bacon is much healthier than ours.

        No Meriprole prefers smoked lean ham over fatty fried meat.


        December 30, 2015 at 2:42 pm

      • What are you doing with your free time?

        Cooking your own food is generally healthier and cheaper than eating out.

        If you’re not looking to make money in New York, then ditch the overpriced apartment and move back to Scottsdale.


        December 30, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      • If you’re not looking to make money in New York, then ditch the overpriced apartment and move back to Scottsdale.

        Did you hear the news about affordable 300 sq ft, micro-apartments being built in mid-town Manhattan? Some of them are going in the way of poor doors! ~15 affordable mini-closets for 1,500/month rent, with 60K applicants and rising.

        It is presume NAMs will be getting 1st priority. However, blacks tend to have poor future time orientation and thus, poor credit scores,


        December 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    • LOL. That stuff is cooked on somebody else’s time. I just buy it. Of course, grits don’t take much time at all to cook, if you get the instant variety, and “quick” grits take only about five minutes of stove time.


      December 30, 2015 at 6:53 am

    • Like many I have a modified English/Spanish farmer breakfast–eggs, beans, tomato, bacon and sausage or steak, southern biscuits or toast, fried vegetables/medley in season–mushrooms, succotash, pickles, whatever. And coffee. Lots of coffee.

      When in town I have a straight continental breakfast, a habit I picked up in France: French bread, jams, butter, coffee and milk.


      December 30, 2015 at 1:27 pm

  2. C’mon you know! Camarones y Huevos Revueltos a la Mexicana, Chile con Carne y Huevos, Steak Picado y Huevos, Carne Asada con Huevos, Jamon y Huevos a la Americana, Tocino con Huevos Ruevueltos, etc.


    December 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm

  3. Everyday breakfast: coffee, black. Breakfast on days when some meeting or other might delay lunch: a fast-food breakfast sandwich. Weekend breakfast: croissant, or bagel with cream cheese, with leisurely reading of the newspaper and people-watching at whatever cafe. Breakfast, basically, is an indulgence.


    December 29, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    • So you like your coffee like your men.


      December 29, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    • Breakfast is the main and the best meal of the day. It’s eaten in a van while listening to Bloomberg and checking the markets on the the phone or watching Putin. Breakfast is always from Yossi’s. After that you bless the Lord for the food and the job and run off to work grateful for your priviledged lot in life. Yeah, privileged – you are Jewish, white, male and a prole and you vote Trump. What can be better? May place a trade, if the market is right.

      A good breakfast by Yossi’s is $7, $5.50 is the special, which is also good.

      Breakfast in the office while reading Wall Street Journal was totally awesome! The best meal of the day. After that it’s coffee and fun work.


      December 30, 2015 at 7:25 am

      • Bless the Lord? Is that an example of “chutzpah”?


        December 30, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      • ברוך אתה – translated as ‘blessed are you’ ברוך is a passive participle in the present tense and means ‘you are the source of blessing’ in the original.

        You’ve asked a good question, but you have to be more respectfully when questioning a 3,500 year old culture. You can assume that we know what we are saying and doing, otherwise we wouldn’t be around for so long.


        December 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm

  4. Is muesli diverse enough? Just asking…


    December 29, 2015 at 10:35 pm

  5. Breakfast is quite prole. Intermittent fasting is the new thing.


    December 29, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    • Yes, breakfast is prole, but brunch is Sheeple.

      This Middle Eastern Cafe, which also serves Meriprole brunch, became packed, when an apartment building collapsed in the nearby vicinity, becoming a comfort food joint for jittery SWPLs.


      December 30, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      • Once again, NYC looks like an overpriced dump, just by looking at this picture!!!


        December 30, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      • You live in NYC!


        December 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      • Not anymore, in terms of long term.

        I’ve never spent more than 1K in rent like most Manhattan folks in a non-NAM section, except for a stint in Hell’s Kitchen that lasted for 6 months.


        December 30, 2015 at 4:30 pm

  6. It’s just uncooked Quaker oats with a fancy name.


    December 29, 2015 at 10:38 pm

  7. From the title I thought you were going to inform us that you also got food stamps. From what I’ve seen, it’s easier to get food stamps than Medicare. Maybe you should apply.


    December 29, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    • Lion’s problem with medicaid are his assets however I don’t believe those count toward SNAP eligibility.

      In fact lion, many chain restaurants around NYC accept SNAP, including Subway.

      slithy toves

      December 30, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    • In the early ’80s, I received an emergency one-time $60 allotment of food stamps after I broke my ankle playing basketball and was out of work for a few weeks. Back then food stamps actually were paper coupons in $1 to $20 denominations that the user tore out of a coupon book and presented at point of sale.

      E. Rekshun

      December 30, 2015 at 6:16 pm

  8. Going by obesity rates, fruit loops or frosted flakes with whole milk. Served in a much larger portion than the serving size.


    December 29, 2015 at 11:10 pm

  9. “Counting coins on the counter at the 7/11
    From a quarter past six til a quarter to seven.
    The manager, Bevan, starts to abuse me …
    Hey, man, I just want some muesli!”

    Greg Pandatshang

    December 29, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  10. Golden brand frozen cheese blintzes heated in the pan and topped with sour cream and blueberries.

    Mark Caplan

    December 30, 2015 at 12:05 am

    • That’s Jewish prole. Us Jewish yuppies make our own blintzes. It’s quite easy: just make Alton Brown’s crepe recipe, fill w/dry cottage cheese, roll up and fry – or better yet, bake, for that true SWPL flair.


      December 30, 2015 at 1:17 pm

      • I thought you said you were a prole

        Otis the Sweaty

        December 31, 2015 at 2:43 am

      • I don’t think I ever said that, but in fact I am. In any case, I’m upwardly mobile.


        December 31, 2015 at 10:51 am

  11. Shitlib Nate Silver’s latest: “Probably wrong but plausible hypothesis: Trump constantly touting polls makes his supporters more likely to answer polls, thus biasing them.”

    Uh, no. What a dbag. Shitlibs really melting down over Trump.

    Otis the Sweaty

    December 30, 2015 at 12:24 am

    • I still can’t wrap my mind about Trump being the nominee. Somehow they’ll find a way to steal it from him. Watch.


      December 30, 2015 at 1:17 pm

  12. The first time I had muesli was overseas. I didn’t even know it was called muesli. Just thought it was a mix of nuts and grains someone had thrown together.

    Weekend breakfast at our house usually reads like a menu from Waffle House. My favorites are sausage & biscuits or chicken & biscuits with a side of grits and brains & eggs. During the week I usually have a glass of milk with oatmeal, bran muffin, apple, banana, etc.

    If there are any leftovers in the fridge I’ll microwave them and wrap it in a tortilla. Then wrap it in foil and take it with you. Of course, there’s nothing new about breakfast burritos. It’s just that you can literally stuff anything left over in there for breakfast to go.


    December 30, 2015 at 12:27 am

  13. Isn’t Minnesota fly-over country?

    Former Beta

    December 30, 2015 at 3:21 am

  14. i eat nothing but muesli an d milk for breakfast and have done so for the past year. at woolworths (major australian supermarket) you can get bags of generic supermarket musli for about $2.50 for nearly 700 grams. it is incredibly easy to live cheaply and healthily if you just buy and eat foods like this and avoid eating at restaurants.

    james n.s.w

    December 30, 2015 at 4:55 am

  15. I live in flyover country and my usual breakfast is an egg white omelet with steamed broccoli and vegan cheddar cheese with a 20 oz serving of black organic coffee. My wife typically eats steel cut oats with flax seed and almond milk. We are flyover bobos.

    Here in the dark recesses of Pennsylvania our Amish and prole friends are probably eating farm fresh eggs cooked in lard with a side of scrapple. Scrapple is a collection of various pork scraps blended with corn mush. It is an ultra-prole side dish.


    December 30, 2015 at 8:44 am

    • You’re eating eggs (albeit, whites) and vegan cheese? Why?

      Half Canadian

      December 30, 2015 at 2:22 pm

      • My wife had to go dairy free after having our daughter. She started getting this brand called Daiya cheese that is vegan. I really like it and it tastes better to me than regular cheese and without the same fat and cholesterol. I eat meat all the time.


        December 30, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    • Anyone who hasn’t eaten eggs cooked in lard has not lived.

      Same goes for veggies cooked in lard.

      Lard changed my life. I use it to cook all the time these days… and I’m underweight. Explain that, Mrs. Obama.

      slithy toves

      December 30, 2015 at 6:08 pm

  16. Lion did you stick with Ello?
    PCMag is acting like it is about to go bust.


    December 30, 2015 at 10:36 am

  17. Half a cup has 37g of carbs and 10g of sugar. Not good…


    December 30, 2015 at 11:02 am

    • My breakfast: 3 raw eggs, sardines, frozen spinach, ak-mak crackers, tablespoon apple cider vinegar, and english breakfast tea.

      Lewis Medlock

      December 30, 2015 at 12:28 pm

      • Raw eggs: sounds like a good way to get salmonella.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        December 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      • CDC numbers show that only 1 in 20,000 eggs contains any salmonella bacteria. And, if the eggs are kept cool, the bacteria can’t grow even if the egg is infected. So the amount of salmonella one is likely to ingest even from an infected egg is minimal. Eating raw eggs that have been kept refrigerated is fairly low risk.


        December 30, 2015 at 8:52 pm

  18. Lion, more Trumpmania. WND claims 40% of Blacks love him, more than Whites.


    December 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

  19. Growing up we ate croissants for breakfast. And my dad would eat a single hard boiled egg in one of those egg cups, with strong coffee. These days I never eat breakfast. My kids eat waffles and pancakes. Husband eats a huge bowl of oatmeal with raisins, ground nuts, sliced banana and (inexplicably) sun dried tomatoes that he carefully snips into slivers with kitchen scissors.

    slithy toves

    December 30, 2015 at 2:40 pm

  20. “Raw eggs: sounds like a good way to get salmonella.”

    Not if you’re listening to the Theme from Rocky while you’re eating them.

    Lewis Medlock

    December 30, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    • In Russia opera singers eat raw eggs for their voice. You sing opera?


      December 30, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      • “In Russia opera singers eat raw eggs for their voice. You sing opera?”

        No, but I do occasionally listen to Russian opera and folk music. I enjoy Reizen, Kipnis and Christoff. I eat raw eggs because I adhere to a rigorous old school fitness regimen. I work out everyday, and do mostly bodyweight exercises. I try to emulate the training methods of boxers from the 1940s and 50s. I’m 58 and I still spar about twice a month.

        Lewis Medlock

        December 31, 2015 at 11:28 am

  21. Why not get Kellogg’s Müeslix?


    December 30, 2015 at 5:56 pm

  22. I wonder what people in flyover country eat for breakfast?

    I’m not in fly over country, but for the past five years, I’ve been eating two bananas with three or four heaping scoops of peanut butter for breakfast every day. Very quick and easy, inexpensive, delicious, and healthy.

    E. Rekshun

    December 30, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    • I don’t like peanut butter. I wish I did because it’s cheap protein.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      December 30, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    • Bananas are one of the healthiest and most reasonably priced fruits you can eat. But it’s possible to eat too many. One a day is great. Two a day is probably okay but I wouldn’t go more than that. One a day plus an apple is better. Because it gives a better variety of nutrients and some of the minerals in bananas are cumulative.


      December 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm

      • I eat 5-6 a day and nothing happens. In Africa they live on bananas and nobody goes bananas either. I don’t do it everyday, just when I’m to busy to eat or feel like a banana day.


        December 30, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      • i stopped eating apples after the healthiest / most muscular guy i know told me they have very little nutrients in them, that its like eating a spoonful of sugar basically. hes the kind of guy who takes an entire 5 serving bag of spinach and blends it up into a smoothie every day.


        December 31, 2015 at 1:20 am

    • White trash. That’s what you are.


      December 30, 2015 at 10:25 pm

  23. gothamette, see Airplane! An older film…And FWIW, I may be a Brutha, but I dun loves dat snow. Redheads is particular, you dig? Now you dun keep it real.


    December 30, 2015 at 10:29 pm

  24. “I wonder what people in flyover country eat for breakfast?”


    SWPL virtue signaler

    December 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

  25. Eating muesli can lead to malnutrition and even mental retardation in children. A piece of bread is more balanced than that stuff. Go for a doughnut if you are into balanced nutrition. I usually have seven doughnut holes with a coffee every morning (I buy six, but somehow get seven most of the time, probably as a regular).


    January 2, 2016 at 3:06 am

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