Most days I have cereal for breakfast. On week-ends, I may have a large breakfast with eggs, bacon, and toast. After looking at this list of 1921 suggested breakfast menus (with and without meat), I’m realizing that both my meatless breakfasts and my breakfasts with meat are relatively small by 1921 standards. To use 1921 terminology, I generally eat a “dainty” breakfast.
23 thoughts on “1921 Breakfast Menus (With and Without Meat)”
I remember when in Europe, breakfasts always included a variety of meats.
One of my favorite meals of the day. Especially on the weekend when I can sit and relax while I eat it.
Crumbs. I’d sink without trace if I ate any of those menus!
Who makes all the food for breakfast? I would think one would have to get up early to do all that cooking. Maybe the food is left-overs.
Wow, some of these breakfasts sound more like dinner! Even with smaller portions, it’s amazing that it was considered breakfast!
Love the variety of choice. Would wake me up just considering them.
Another who eats a dainty breakfast …x
I looked at those menus and laughed aloud. When my friends and I were freshmen in high school, our mothers insisted we take one year of Home Ec. My eyes bugged out when the teacher presented some breakfast menus. Who ever heard of a menu for breakfast? You just stumbled to the table in your pajamas and ate what your mother put on the table.
Made me laugh! Ion my case, I stumbled to the table and put two PopTarts in the toaster 🙂
Oh! You were independent!!
We just ate the Pop-Tarts cold out of the box, like wolf cubs.
Those are some hearty breakfasts! I suppose if you were constipated all those bran/date/oatmeal entrees would do the job to “get you moving” in the morning! hehe!
I have a background in nutrition and a hearty breakfast is one of the best things we can do for our health. Sufficient protein provides fuel for an active day and clear thinking, and eating in the morning allows the whole day for digesting it. I read everyone of these meals and am amazed at the creativity and variety. There were a few things I’d never heard of, like codfish balls and honeycomb tripe. Fun to read this list, thanks Sherry..
Those are some intense breakfasts. I eat a lot of oatmeal.
Certainly a selection of breakfasts I noticed griddled rice cakes I do those with leftover rice sometimes ..but generally eat a dainty breakfast if I eat breakfast 🙂 x
That’s a lot of food in each meal!
Tons of work to make all that food!
Where’s the peanut butter??? 🙂 Also, was wondering what the context was for this list. How many people chose not to eat meat, and was it a personal choice or a doctor-prescribed one? Lots of what I consider meat on the non-meat version.
Meat used to be more expensive and most regular folks ate less of it than we do now.
On a daily basis, my breakfast is mostly just toast, or oatmeal or cold cereal on occasion. When we travel (remember travel??), however, we love to have a “real” breakfast, particularly when there are regional or national variations. We often reminisce about memorable breakfasts on our domestic and foreign trips. It’s a sweet memory!
Wow! What an astonishing variety of breakfasts!xxx
This reminds me of the lavish breakfasts served me as a child on our cross country train trips in the 1950’s. I never ate more than a bowl of cereal at home and was astounded.
Hmmm .. guess fish wasn’t meat? Codfish balls ,or mackerel…. 😀 most times breakfast around here is light except for Saturday then comes the pancakes, meat and eggs .