Saturday, October 15, 2011

Central American Breakfast

In Central America,  beans and rice are a staple at almost every meal, including breakfast.

As soon as the first rooster of the day crows into the sunrise, coffee pots starts perking, beans and rice start cooking, and soon breakfast, or "desayuno," is served.
Also part of any Central American breakfast are tortillas----rounds of cornmeal, best spread with a little butter and warmed----and fried platanos, which are in the banana family.

Recently, to honor a guest visiting from Arizona, we had a Central American "desayuno." 

Of course, ice water with orange slices (lemon, if you have one available, or orange and lemon slices), is part of the meal.

For special occasions, we also serve half-and-half for breakfast coffee instead of regular milk. It makes the coffee taste extra delicious.

From all reports, it tasted "delicioso"  enough to make one want the next rooster to start crowing.



Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a great breakfast! I don't think I've had plantains, but my students always rave about them! Love how beautiful your table looks!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Yum, yum, yum! Definitely my kinda meal. Such a lovely way to honor you visiting guest. Hope your Saturday is super. Tammy

mo said...

Hi Susan,

I live in AZ and I have never heard of them. They look delicious. But everything you do looks delicious and presented with such love.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

That looks yummy! No I've not tasted plantains.

Lady Linda said...

Hi Susan, found your blog via another blogger friend and it's charming. My daughter just moved back from NM and misses the food. I'll have to share this with her.
Your fall posts are grand! I love miniatures, so will pop over to the site you shared. Happy Fall!'
Lady Linda

Mary said...

I love rice and beans and corn tortillas! I've not had fried plantains :( Would you make me some? Looks so good :)

Bookie said...

Have not eaten fried plantanos! But your breakfast looks so good, very different so would like to try it.

Thanks for comments on my glad to see Blogger let you in again!!!

Elaine said...

I have eaten fried plantanos when in Florida.. I do like rice and black beans with some salsa and sour cream

Chatty Crone said...

I have eaten fried Plantanos - yum. Also love beans and rice. We have a Cuban restaurant that has this and id is delish - I have never made made it myself. Yum. Love oranges in water too.

We must like the same things.


Chatty Crone said...

Your Esty shop is AWESOME - you have a lot of great things in it.

And I can't find that one blog you were talking about. Can you send it to me direct?


Claus said...

Hi Susan! so interesting that you posted something about our meals here in Central America. While rice is important, to be honest, it is not part of our breakfast. Beans are though! We have beans almost in EVERY meal, and are a MUST in breakfast. With tortillas, queso fresco (white cheese), orange juice, coffee...and of course some fried plantains! ahhh...yummy! I eat complete breakfasts only on weekends though. They need the necessary time to be enjoyed; something I don't have during weeks with work :o(
Take care!!

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