Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Greasy Spoon In Canada

Pat and I in front of the John Street Diner

My usual breakfast is a bowl of Walmart (cheap) bran flakes with unsweetened almond milk and strawberries sweetened with Truvia.  However, when I go on my quarterly vacation jaunts with my Canadian Travel Buddy Pat, I try something different for breakfast.

I grew up eating greasy spoon breakfasts of fried eggs, home fries, sausage, and scrapple with buttered toast and jam.  On weekends my Mother would make bacon grease gravy to smother homemade southern biscuits. Thus, when I'm on "holiday", I indulge in a greasy spoon restaurants. 

When in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada last month, Pat took me to the John Street diner. Oh my!  For $4.99 (Canadian dollar yet) I got a breakfast of two fried eggs, sausage, home fries and toast.  

Pat has pancakes with fake maple syrup and I have my usual greasy mess

Yum!  Of course I couldn't eat like this every day but I am on holiday.  Not only was the breakfast good but it was cheap and brought back fond memories of growing up in the Fifties when the whole family sat down together for a breakfast. Those days are long gone aren't they folks?


Ur-spo said...

Now that is a proper holiday breakfast !

Harry Hamid said...

Oh my God that breakfast looks good. I've been eating healthier as of late and that breakfast picture has everything I want to eat. Sausages.

Jon said...

Oh my Gawd does that breakfast look good! Just my speed - although I admittedly almost never eat breakfast any more. But, for me, that would make an intriguing quick dinner. I plan to buy some sausage and make it this week.

Ron said...

It was! I had it for four days in a row before I came back to my senses. At $4.99 how could I miss?

Ron said...

That was some good sausage too! The home fries and eggs were also excellent!

Bea said...

A big plate of eggs, sausage and spuds does hit the spot from time to time!

Ron said...

Actually that breakfast wasn't all that greasy. It was good!