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Saturday, September 25, 2004

Inquiring minds want to know...

OK people... The question of the moment:

How did you break your fast?

(If you weren't fasting but have ever fasted for any reason in the past, you can recycle your own 'break-fast fantasy meal' for everyone's reading enjoyment)

My answer to this pressing question:

5 egg cheese omelet
2 cups (yes, my cups) of coffee [ahhhhhhh]
2 large glasses of seltzer with a splash of red grapefruit syrup

Actually... truth be told, the first thing to pass my lips after the fast was a double shot of bourbon (which is what I always break my fasts on), but the origin of that tradition is a story for another day.

So... tell me what you ate!

Posted by David Bogner on September 25, 2004 | Permalink


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after the havdala it was the sugar/salt replenishment appetizers - frosted cheerios in milk and sunflower seeds! the entree was grilled cheese on an onion roll, and dessert will likely consist of an ice cream and fruit extravaganza.

I look forward to hearing the medical breakthrough that is a double bourbon on empty intestines.

Posted by: yonah lloyd | Sep 25, 2004 8:00:22 PM

All I thought when I saw the sign update next to your name was... he broke his fast BLOGGING!

Posted by: Lila | Sep 25, 2004 8:23:08 PM

Yonah... the Bourbon does for me basically the same thing that sugar frosted Cherios and Ice Cream does for you! It just allows me to preserve my girlish figure!

Lila... No, I actually ate a nice relaxed meal before sprinting for the comuter! 25+ hours off line... I was jonesing for that almost as much as the coffee!!! I really need to get into a 12 step program for blogoholics. :-)

Posted by: David | Sep 25, 2004 9:51:01 PM

Fruit, Brie and coffee
cold cucumber-dill soup
Lox/bagels herring olives
wine and juice
blintzes - cheese, apple and vegetable
cheese/egg/challah bake
sweet potatoes in sweet chili sauce
plum/apple cake and expresso cake
more coffee

You should have come to Ra'anana - it was great.
Our first Yom Kippur in Israel. We even had real live Kibbutz people from the north stay the weekend with us so they could walk the city streets with no cars after Kol Nidre.

Now we have to go almost a whole week before we get another holiday!!


Posted by: carol | Sep 25, 2004 10:54:10 PM

Carol... You're right, I should have been in Ra'anana! Did I miss an invitation??? Had I known you were putting out a spread like that I probably wouldn't have even bothered waiting for an inviation. (yes, I'm that guy on the side of the highway with the cardboard sign that reads, "Will do anything for food!"). :-)

Sounds like you guys have made the transition to Israeli life quite nicely. You're not in Kansas (er, I mean Oklahoma) anymore!

Posted by: David | Sep 25, 2004 11:08:55 PM

Pizza. OJ. Plus something else that didn't move fast enough to get away...

Posted by: Russell Gold | Sep 26, 2004 3:49:30 AM

I guess you're not sleeping(didn't sleep) tonight....not even your few zzzz's

Posted by: Shmiel | Sep 26, 2004 3:52:02 AM

After the last blast of the Shofar adjourned to the Oneg Room and had a knot of Challah...and Orange Juice... Fresh Florida Orange Juice... that'll be scarce until next year...

Then tuna salad on half a bagel and plain cream cheese on the other half....

Honey Cake..

On getting home: Red Stripe Beer and College Football while waiting for the storm to hit!

G'mar Tov!

Posted by: oceanguy | Sep 26, 2004 4:00:20 AM

Um, er, I don't know if I even want to admit this...leftover chicken soup with kreplach?

Posted by: jennifer | Sep 26, 2004 12:13:54 PM

Russell... Good man... very sound ecological behavior! This sort of thing is good for the health of the herd since you cull the slower and weaker members. Hope we don't see your smiling face on the Nature Channel, though.

Shmiel... I slept like a baby (meaning I was up every two hours)! [twitch]

Oceanguy... Very responsible of you to wait until you got home - it would have raised some eyebrows had you intruded on the solemnity of the synagogue breakfast by turning on college football in the social hall!

Jennifer... Nothing at all to be ashamed of. In all the years I played in, and lead Hotel bands, I had my choice of anything on the menu (in whatever quanitities I wished). I would usually confound the waiters by ordering boiled chicken (right out of the soup) and a nice bowl of broth! Nothing better!!! Although... now that I am thinking about my hotel eating habits, some of my musician friends can attest to my having occasionally stacked up slices of prime rib like pancakes [blush].

Posted by: David | Sep 26, 2004 12:55:06 PM

First of all, Dave only stacked three prime ribs and ate them like pancakes.
Second, Shmiel, did you see Carol's menu? I feel like a piker.
Third, as far as I know, one does not require a medical reason to have a double bourbon, although I would have opted for Laphroig 15 myself.
Fourth, muffins at the Yammers (where I helped make a minyan), Peet's Major Dickason's blend in the French Press and Marjorie's French Toast and Scrambled eggs. And yes, Dave, she used Nutmeg for the French Toast.

Posted by: Jordan | Sep 26, 2004 5:32:51 PM

Slept like a baby huh. I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that had that experience recently. I should have followed your example and taken the double shot. ;)

Posted by: Jack | Sep 26, 2004 6:47:01 PM

Ooh, this is a fun game!

First, the shule had a breakfast. I had apple juice, waited a bit. Then crackers and egg salad, and a few cookies, and lots of water.

Waited an hour or two, then went to a break-fast at a friend's. Her family traditionally has a herring salad, so I ate some of that with a hot bagel. Deviled eggs. A cooked potato. Some sweet pickles. Lots of water and iced tea.

Went home with a grand ol' stomach ache. Still recovering. This eat-fast-eat ritual is brutal on the gastrointestinal system.

I hope everyone had an easy and meaningful fast.

Posted by: Sarah | Sep 26, 2004 9:04:53 PM

we had break-fast at a friend's house and they had food delivered from "fresh direct" - which got me to thinking if we get accustomed to getting food delivered this way (fresh-direct.com) will we be spoiled - assuming "over there" there is no such thing b/c hey - the country is only SO big - but i thought i would ask - is there?

these friends swear by it b/c after all kosher food better than the not-so-big grocery nearby - delivered to your door without anything to do but "click" to get it - not much else can compare

anyways it was the usual cream cheese, lox and bagels and a really great cake and some salatim and veges - really REALLY good!

Posted by: Mrs. Efrex | Sep 27, 2004 12:55:06 AM

a cup of part oj, part water (i do not fast well, and my tummy was icky)
1 bagel with chive cream cheese
1 piece of yummy milchig cheese kugel
2 cups of VERY STRONG caffinated coffee

Posted by: Faye | Sep 28, 2004 1:11:44 AM

Jordan- perhaps it was ONLY 3 slices of prime rib, but you forget that was Dave's third main that night
David- Could you clarify this before the legend shrinks

Posted by: Shmiel | Sep 28, 2004 3:24:08 AM

Let's just say it was 'at least 3 slices', and being that it was the 'Wac', I can't imagine I wouldn't have already tried at least one of the other mains (not to mention the foreshpice and soup).

Shloimy was there, so perhaps he should be the one to codify the actual amount before legend gets carried away.

Nothing to be ashamed of here... I was a growing boy! :-)

Posted by: David | Sep 28, 2004 6:42:48 AM

well, you know it's not really more than one main course. Its a triple order of Prime Rib with Corned Beef, Duck and Stuffed cabbage as side dishes.
It's not like I was ordering Breakfast or something.

Posted by: Jordan | Sep 28, 2004 2:14:10 PM

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