Sunday, October 4, 2009

Polish Breakfast


105. I'm writing this blog from the country of Poland. My daughter and I, along with my mother and 19 other friends from Pennsylvania are here helping the Polish people. What a beautiful place...so similar to the United States, yet so very different!


The food has been very interesting...we've had "American" food mixed in with authentic Polish dishes. We ate at a "Pizza Hut"...and yes it tastes just like the Pizza Hut in the USA. But what I have really enjoyed is the traditionally authentic Polish breakfast. We had heard that Poles don't eat eggs or drink coffee...that is so not true...we've had some of the best coffee. But they love Nescafe'...instant! Although, when I need a caffine fix I'll take anything!
The Polish breakfast always will include fresh
cucumbers, tomatoes, red peppers, pickles, cream cheese, a variety of luncheon meats, fantastic breads, keilbasa sausage and hot dogs, and honey or jam. Most Poles make mini sandwiches with the bread, cheese and meats. They always hold their fork in the left hand and knife in the right hand...to push food onto the fork. They dine with poise and are very mannerly. During our special "Piknik Outreach" we served keilbasa and rye bread. They do not eat it like Americans but will use a knife and fork to cut the meat and eat the bread seperately.
The Polish garnish with dill, chives and radishes, all of which I love!

"When you wake up in the morning, Pooh, 'said Piglet at last, 'what's the first thing you
say to yourself?'
'What's for breakfast?' said Pooh.
'What do you say, Piglet?'
'I say, I wonder what's going to happen exciting today?' said Piglet.
Pooh nodded thoughtfully.
'It's the same thing,' he said."
~ A.A. Milne, 'The House at Pooh Corner'

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

Hi Lilly,
My college friend just came back from Poland. I am sending her this link. She went back to visit family..

I would be hungry..I don't eat cucumbers or tomatoes...I'd eat the rest though.

I am having a Polish painter come tomorrow. When he came to do the estimate I showed him my DH's Ukrainian cookbook. He is taking English classes at the Community College.
I told him I would tutor him if he needed help...

Tami said...

Yum....it all sounds and looks wonderful...love it!!
I am off to catch up on your past post since I have been away from blogging for a few months! Have a great time in Poland!!

Hugs~ T

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

HI Lilly,
Wow, what a wonderful thing to be doing. My sister and niece have gone to several counties to teach and to help build playgrounds. It's always nice to learn about other cultures. So I take it there's not a "Star Bucks" in Poland, I'm with you I would need my "good" coffee.
Be safe and enjoy your visit in Poland, I can't wait to see more pictures.
Elizabeth

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