Sunday, November 7, 2010

Breakfast and the Communion of Saints

Bob adding onion rings on top of big breakfast sandwich
As a teenager, before we were engaged, I used to visit my future husband and his family at their house on Indian Lake. Bob's dad loved to get up early and cook a big breakfast: sausage biscuits and gravy, pancakes, eggs and more. He was always cooking up something and delighted in trying to make exactly what each person liked. All the family gathered round to partake of the yummy meal.

Joey showing breakfast sandwich
For years now, Bob has taken up the breakfast torch from his dad. Almost every weekend, Bob gets up early and makes "big breakfast" for me and all the kids. Often he makes sausage gravy, sometimes Eggs Benedict, many mornings of pancakes or waffles.  But last night, he got inspired watching the Food Channel and this morning he out did himself making his own version of "man vs. food."
John taking the challenge

The chef's special was a sausage patty with cheese, topped by two fried eggs, hash browns, four slices of bacon and fried onion rings. All on a "sandwich" of 2 waffles. John, 16 and Joey, 13 took the challenge. They loved it.

How thankful we are to Bob for slaving over a hot stove (and griddle and fryer!) And how thankful we are to Bob's dad who gave such a great example to his son. Bob's dad died 3 years ago, but I felt him present in our kitchen today. As the readings from mass today clearly tell us, those who have died in Christ are alive more than ever. Through Christ we all are united forever. Amen!


  1. kathy guckenbergerNovember 7, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Julie, That was such a lovely posting! although I can feel my arteries clogging just thinking about that Breakfast sandwich.

  2. Ouch! Sounds like the heart attack special!! But oh so yummy!