But we were spending the rest of this day in the car driving home, so I decided to load up on breakfast! There is a menu offered in case you don't want the buffet. My husband was the only one to order off the menu. He had the oatmeal with honey and berries.
I did check out the menu, but I just can't pass up a buffet! It's a problem!
The meal started with an amuse bouche from the chef. I'd never had one for breakfast before. Love the idea! It was a grape and apple smoothie with a piece of pineapple on top.
Before I get started, I always check out the entire buffet. That way, I know all my options and can adjust my portions accordingly. Yes, I have a buffet strategy. I told you it was a problem! ;)
I decided to skip the omelet station because those tend to fill me up and then I can't eat much else on the buffet. Another part of my strategy!
I ended up getting three plates of food. Here is my first plate.
I always have to have bacon...LOVE IT! Then I wanted to try the berry bread pudding and the cheese blintzes. Rounding off this plate was the quiche, cheesy potatoes and crumb cake. If I don't like something a lot, I will leave it. I was brought up having to clean my plate, but I am letting myself off the hook for that now. I only eat the things I really enjoy. On to plate two!
Since I am hypoglycemic, I need protein for breakfast. Luckily, I love eggs and bacon, so once I get those covered, I can indulge in the sweets. If I just ate sweets for breakfast it would not be good for anyone. I feel terrible and act terrible within a few hours.
I finished off with some fruit. It looked and tasted delish! Always makes me feel good to end with something healthy. Overall, it was a great breakfast buffet with a few things on it that I had never had before (like those potatoes with gruyere cheese sauce). I always enjoy breakfast food and trying new things. I also like the special details (like the amuse bouche and presentation of the cream cheese). The butter was served in a little dish with the Greenbrier "G" on it. Love this!
I actually did this once for a fancy breakfast I was hosting. I used candy molds that I sprayed with Pam and then put in softened butter. Once they sat in the freezer for a while, they popped right out. Very fun for breakfast or brunch parties. Check out what others are eating at Peasandcrayons.com & FoodieTuesday.
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast or brunch?