Walter Mencken 11 a.m., July 25
Bread & Cie Routine
There's no such thing as a schedule when one is in the process of moving, especially when it comes to meals. One fridge has to be cleaned out before another is stocked, and in the meantime, as dishes and silverware are inaccessible, and the only thing on hand to eat is crackers, the easiest way to stay fed is to dine out.
For the past week, David and I have replaced our breakfast regimen (Trader Joe's Greek Style Honey Yogurt with blueberries, crushed almonds, and sliced banana) with a daily visit to Bread & Cie.
Because I covet stability in a life that has recently been anything but stable, I order the same thing every morning: the "Croque American" breakfast panini on a Ciabatta bun (which costs a tad bit extra, but is totally worth it for the crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside experience), a regular coffee, and a raspberry almond torte. The breakfast panini contains sliced hard-boiled eggs, watercress, bacon, and pepperjack cheese, which gives it a bit of a kick.
I finally went to the grocery store yesterday, to stock our new fridge with yogurt and fruit. And though I'm relieved to have some semblance of normalcy, I'm already missing my excuse to be at Bread & Cie every morning.