I made a big stack of buckwheat pancakes for myself yesterday, topped it with real maple syrup & berries, and added a glass of orange juice. It’s a repeat of the breakfast that I had the morning I walked away from working and into the wonderful world of FIRE (financial independence & retired early).
It only took about 10-15 minutes to heat the stove up, mix the batter together, and flip the pancakes onto my breakfast plate. Still, I rarely make the time for such a nice breakfast.
I thought when I retired early I would make big breakfasts for myself all the time. Scramble up some eggs, crisp some hash browns, or whip an omelette together. I do it sometimes, but probably only every two weeks.
People love comfort foods for breakfast, but most people have a simple bowl of cereal, slice of toast, or cup of yogurt every day. In early retirement, it’s not much different. I still don’t make time for a big breakfast. I guess it just takes too long and isn’t very healthy.
I’m not in a hurry most mornings and still a relatively healthy omelette remains a once-in-awhile breakfast treat. To busy being lazy, I guess.
How elaborate are your breakfasts in retirement?
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