6 Old-Fashioned Memories From Breakfast Tables Past

Growing up, how many of you remember hearing that breakfast was the most important meal of the day?

4. Coffee From A Percolator

Yes, if you’re like me, you remember the days before Starbucks, Keurig, and fancy in-home latte machines. When we were growing up, mom used to make the coffee on the stove using a percolator! I can still remember the rich smell as the coffee brewed. And yes, even kids drank coffee back then.

From: Arthur Rothstein / Yale Photogrammar

3. Cereal With Table Sugar

Cereal today is packed with sugar, which is why it’s not as much of a breakfast-mainstay as it used to be. Growing up, the cereals we ate were often more bran or rice-based, so we were allowed to put a spoonful or two of table sugar on it. Nowadays, you’d probably be hard-pressed to even find sugar on the table, much less kids putting it into their cereal. And while this may be a better trend in terms of health, we sure do miss it!

From the Library of Congress

2. Spam Cakes

If you grew up in The Good Old Days, chances are you ate spam quite a bit; perhaps you even ate it with your pancakes for breakfast! While kids today might quiver at the thought of mixing together spam and pancakes, I actually remember them to be quite tasty. They were a quick, simple way to make the pancakes a little more filling, which was always important for starting the day.

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