The Breakfast of Champions

Pavlova and coffee

Growing up in Brisbane, Mum would almost always make a pavlova for Christmas. My standard Boxing Day breakfast was leftover pavlova. I know that sounds weird because who would have leftover pavlova. The thing is we would anticipate Boxing Day breakfast so we would save some.

I wasn’t with my family for Christmas 2019 but I’m here in Brisbane now. Mum made a pavlova yesterday and I made sure there was some left for today’s breakfast.

Breakfast of champions. Pavlova with brown sugar cream, cherries, and mango. Gary Lum.
Breakfast of champions. Pavlova with brown sugar cream, cherries, and mango.

New Year’s Day lunch 2020

Moreton Bay bugs and Endeavour prawns

I’m in Brisbane and staying with my parents. For lunch Ms24 and her BF as well as Ms18 came over.

New Year's Day 2020 lunch. Moreton Bay Bugs and Endeavour prawns with fresh white bread plus cos lettuce and roma tomato. Gary Lum.
New Year’s Day 2020 lunch. Moreton Bay Bugs and Endeavour prawns with fresh white bread plus cos lettuce and roma tomato.

Yesterday I went to Morgan’s Seafood Market at Scarborough and bought some Moreton Bay bugs (Thenus orientalis) and blue Endeavour prawns (Metapenaeus endeavouri).

My plan for lunch was for a simple sandwich building exercise with a choice of Tip Top™ white sandwich bread or white hamburger rolls, real butter, homemade seafood sauce (fresh pouring cream, commercial tomato sauce, and Worcestershire sauce), cos lettuce, Roma tomatoes, and some pepper.

This was similar to last night’s New Year’s eve tea of crab and prawn sambos.

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