Many Saturday mornings my Dad made waffles.
Waffles on a gigantic waffle iron the size of a sheet of plywood.
But Dad’s waffles weren’t normal. They had personality. They often resembled Mickey Mouse, butterflies, and I vaguely recall my alpha/omega initials “AZ” being burned into those wonderful little divits.
Breakfast is magic. What other meal is it permissible to douse the food with syrups, sugars and whipped toppings?
Years later, I met the woman of my dreams and asked her father and mother for permission to marry her. They happily said yes, but I distinctly remember tears coming to my father-in-law-to-be’s eyes when, later in the conversation, I told him I made waffles.
“He makes waffles?” He said.
“Yes, he loves to make breakfast,” my wife-to-be relayed to her blurry-eyed Dad.
“Sounds good to me,” he congratulated, “welcome to the family.”
What is it about men and breakfast?
Why do we love blurry-eyed cooking?
3 Reasons Why Men Make Breakfast
1. Funnest Meal of the Day
People who don’t love breakfast scare me. It’s just not natural to get the day going without it. A morning without breakfast is like saying “I don’t want to have a fantatsic day so I’ll deny myself fruit, pancakes, bacon, and other amazingness just to be stoic.” Nah, not for most guys. Breakfast is fun.
Before my wife and I got married, we went to our favorite breakfast place that morning, just her and I, and enjoyed a feast of morning foodie worship. We’ve been having breakfast and a happy marriage ever since.
And it’s not just having breakfast that contributes to the ‘fun factor,’ it’s making it that puts the icing on the … waffle. Which brings us to the second reason why men make breakfast…
2. It’s Easy
Another reason why men make breakfast: it’s low-maintenance with a high payoff. Perfect combo.
Most breakfast recipes…
[box options]One bowl to mix batter + One giant skillet or griddle = Fantasticness[/box]
We’ll forgo the difficulty of the time, effort and clean-up dinner requires. Within about fifteen minutes, we can have the home smelling like heaven and a beautiful spread on the table for ourselves and our loved ones.
3. Superhero Status
When we make breakfast for others, we become superheroes for the day. And what guy doesn’t like being a superhero?
“Wow, these eggs are uh-maz-ing honey! I don’t know how you do it.” Contented sigh of satisfaction.
“You make the best breakfast. We should open our own breakfast place.” Hmmmm, maybe we should.
“Look at the waffle Dad made for me! It looks just the Mona Lisa!” Why yes Timmy. Yes it does.
Yes, breakfast bolsters our egos. Let’s admit it gents: we want our loved ones to tell us how amazing we are over a plate of maple syrup soaked carbohydrates. Who doesn’t want to start the day that way?
So gents… go fire up the waffle iron, the griddle and make some good, strong coffee while you’re at it. It’s just a good way to start the day.
Guys: why do you make breakfast? Ladies: what does your guy make the best?