I’m dining in Edinburgh this evening, so there’s scant chance of turkey, but that’s okay, for I’m going out to eat with the local humanists. And for breakfast tomorrow at my B&B I have four options:
1. Scottish smoked salmon and scrambled egg (tempting, but inferior to #3):
2. Haggis with poached egg and potato scone (McSween’s Haggis, with minced beef and sans offal, is good, but that’s not on offer, so I’ll eschew this choice).
3. Traditional Fry (the one I will choose, of course), with my choice (any or all) of bacon, sausages, mushrooms, tomato, hash brown, baked beans, and either poached, scrambled, fried, or boiled eggs. The consumption of vile, canned baked beans for breakfast is a moral failing of many in the U.K. I can only surmise that many years ago, in the absence of real breakfast food, someone opened a can of beans, and since then it’s become a “tradition.”
4. Or I could have the Health Nuts’ Choice: continental breakfast. That’s for weenies.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone about to gorge in the U.S. Here’s a suggestion about what to be thankful for (and a biology lesson):