Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Bre'fast of this champion ...
I'm not, nor have I ever been, a breakfast-eater. I know breakfast is - according to various "experts" - the most important meal of the day; but when I get up in the morning, after having only slept four or five hours, the last thing I want is something to eat. (Drinkin' something with a little caffeine in it is another story!)
I broke tradition this morning. I stopped off at a local BP for gas, on Bell Road in South Nashville, and I had to go inside to get me a pouch of stuff that some fellers like to put between their cheeks and gums. Upon entering I spied a couple-dozen breakfast sandwiches being warmed in a heat lamp display. When I seen the sign promising that the various sandwiches were "fresh," well, I just had to have a close-up look-see.
Amongst the sausage-biscuits, and the bacon/egg/cheese on toasts, I spotted a lonely English muffin with what appeared to be country ham stuffed inside. I picked it up and, indeed, it was a big slice of juicy country ham in an English muffin. It had a slice of cheese on it, too. "I'm buyin' this thing," I immediately said to myself 'cause, as regular AMGE should know, I freakin' love country ham. (The fact that it was only $1.49 had something to do with my buyin' decision as well.)
I can't tell you how pleased I was with my $1.49 BP country ham 'n' cheese on an English muffin. The ham was juicy and was not overly salty; the English muffin was crisp on the outside (see above pic) and soft on the inside; the cheese - oh, the cheese - was thick and full of "melted" goodness; and the whole shebang only cost one dollar and forty nine cents!
As much as I enjoyed my bre'fast this morning, I don't think it'll become a regular habit. It is nice to know, however, that a fine, cheap country ham breakfast sammich is waiting for me whenever I'm in the mood.