On the weekends, it's been a constant struggle trying to find a restaurant that serves a simple breakfast with good coffee. We really want to stay local, or away from Los Angeles because of the heavy foot traffic and inconvenience of getting there. Then there is parking, and long lines. Don't get me wrong, I love to go dine out, but there are days where I just want to lay around in the morning and stare at my cat chasing his tail. Yes, my cat chases his tail ALL.THE.TIME. Anyways, restaurants either serve food that is either too heavy where we end up not productive for the rest of the day, too small where we feel gypped, or just lacking in flavor (especially the coffee, agree?) where you stop after a few bites because you get bored. Then, there goes $20-$40 down the drain depending on where you are. I've decided to cook a simple brunch at home and not worry/stress about finding a new place to dine (or regular) and just whip up something I know I am comfortable eating.
I just popped a few frozen thick waffles in my toaster, cooked up some bacon and eggs with a pot of coffee. No struggle and clean up is minimal. Slab on some sweet cream butter with the old fashion Aunt Jemima and we are all set and ready to go.
If you haven't been to the market lately, bacon is ridiculously expensive. So when a sale goes on, I would buy 2 packs and keep one in the freezer till I need it. For eggs, I always eat Happy Eggs. And waffles? Leggo my Eggo.