You know, I don’t exactly have a forgiving human with fairy-like temperament. I have nasty temper that could only be controlled not with criticism, but with kindness and logic.
While I welcome constructive criticism, I do not appreciate illogical nonsense being hurled at me. Typical, shrewed Virgoan trait, I suppose. A curse, and a blessing in so many ways.
I am also a very practical person. If you ask me to get a boob job so that I could fill in my A size bra cups properly, I’d say I would be better off bra-less or use those nipple stickers instead. Should I give a damn if my breasts are not as big as a pair of papayas sticking out of my shirt? I think they are fine, thank you very much. After all, it served it’s purpose pretty well as I did breastfeed my boy for three whole month back then. I’m all substance over style, thank you very much. What good is having two pointy silicon breast if you couldn’t even breastfeed your baby anyway?
I have the memory of an elephant. I never forget people’s kindness…and same goes otherwise. I am the kind who would wish to repay people’s kindness and generosity ten times more than they have bestowed upon me, and same goes otherwise too.
I was looking at my toaster this morning. I haven’t been using it for a while now. For a moment, I wonder why I stopped using it and grill my bread on the non-stick pan instead. It’s strangely impractical. Then, after a trip down the memory lane, I recalled why I stopped using them; I got rather disgusted with the memory that it brought me, and therefore, to spare me the painÂ and the anger of remembering the unpleasant event each time I touch the toaster, I stopped using it altogether.
You see, not long ago… I prepared breakfast for my family. And because the entire household was running late, it was rather practical to keep breakfast as simple and as quick as possible. I could still remember, I prepared some toast. Toasts with peanut butter and margarine as well as grilled cheese sandwich to be washed down with tea and coffee as well as chocolate drink to be exact.
It is nothing gourmet, I admit. It is a typical breakfast in many household, no? I daresay quite a lot of people take toasts as breakfast. It’s fast, filling and most importantly, very practical. It also provides enough energy to last til lunch for most.
While my little family were having some toast binge, came the question “Why do you take toasted bread in the morning? Toasts are very heaty”. It is a question posed in a criticizing way and it rendered me speechless, and silently, I wondered if I was expected to cook up a feast fit for a monarch. Perhaps… roasted chicken with stuffings along with pastas? Or maybe some elaborate dishes you usually see at wedding dinners?
I don’t know. I couldn’t understand why the question was asked. Because to me… even though it was a simple breakfast, I think the toast served it’s purpose. After all, so many people in the world is starving as I my family and I had a blast with the toasts. One got to learn to live in moderation and be thankful for every single meal that’s placed on the table. For what it’s worth, it could have been worst….for some, even having toasts for breakfast is a luxury they can’t afford.
Today, when I looked at my old abandoned toaster, I come to realize that it was not the toasts’ fault that the question was asked. There was nothing wrong with the toasts. And there’s nothing wrong with me either as some people are really hard to pleased and hard to live with, and nothing makes them happy, no matter how hard you try to please them.
I realized now that even if I had actually prepared a feast fit for a King and Queen’s banquet that fateful morning, criticism will still be heard inÂ a different question… perhaps, this will be asked :”Why do you eat so much for breakfast? You’ll be sleepy and late if you eat too much”
Anyway, grilled cheese sandwich is a very simple and filling breakfast you can have if you’re running late in the morning. Here’s the recipe, in case you’d like to try:
4 slices white bread
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 slices Cheddar cheese
This is how you do it:
Preheat skillet over medium heat. Generously butter one side of a slice of bread. Place bread butter-side-down onto skillet bottom and add 1 slice of cheese. Butter a second slice of bread on one side and place butter-side-up on top of sandwich. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; continue grilling until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining 2 slices of bread, butter and slice of cheese.
Cleffairy: Some people cannot be pleased, no matter how hard you try. So stop trying to go around and please others and live for yourself. Trust me, you’d feel a lot better.