I Compare Hoboes and Gypsies

But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

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Apparently homeless people are eating better than we thought.

I recently ate at one of those places that serve you your breakfast in a skillet. Remember when skillet breakfasts didn’t exist? You just got your eggs and potatoes on a plate and you were happy. NOW you get all that PLUS other stuff . . . in a skillet!

Typically, skillet breakfasts fall into such categories as Denver, Mexican, and Vegetable. Fine. Those labels all make sense to me. But as I looked over the menu at this restaurant, I saw, to my confusion:

Hobo Skillet

Gypsy Skillet

Why both?

In terms of categorizing, wouldn’t you lump these two together? I’m not equating Gypsies with hoboes, by the way. They’re NOT the same thing. But both terms connote a certain carefree lifestyle, at least to a general menu reader.

Gypsy Skillet

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Hobo Skillet

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I went with the Gypsy Skillet that day, but as soon as I got home, I checked out the online menu of what I consider to be the creator of skillet breakfasts: Le Peep. What I found only added to my confusion:

Skillets:

Drifter, Desperado, Wanderer, Hobo, Gypsy, Nomad

WTF?

Why are skillet breakfasts synomymous with homeless people? I know, hoboes and nomads and such have to be creative and cobble together an interesting meal with disparate ingredients, but the Desperado has chorizo sausage. FANCY! And the Wanderer has bacon. Since when do homeless people get bacon? I want bacon!

And then there’s the issue of the skillet. If I were a desperado, I wouldn’t want to carry a skillet around with me everywhere. It’s different with Gypsies, I suppose, because they travel in caravans. But a wanderer? Wandering around with a skillet and a knapsack full of Peasant Potatoes™?

According to Le Peep’s menu, you can downgrade from a Drifter to a Hobo by settling for onions only. Since when is a drifter better than a hobo? Hoboes have that whole “King of the Road” vibe going on, but a drifter is someone who shows up at your back door with dirty fingernails and a twitching leg. And possibly a skillet.

From now on, I think I’ll just get an omelet.

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45 Responses to “I Compare Hoboes and Gypsies”

  1. 1 The Incredible Woody

    I am descended from Romani (Gypsy) ancestors and I’ve always thought it would be cool to hop a train to see where it would take me. But now that I think about it, I would rather be an independently wealthy jet-setter:)
    .-= The Incredible Woody´s last blog ..Playin’ In Ms. Betty’s Tree =-.

  2. 2 Grampy

    We have skillets at our local Dennys. They have breakfast skillets and dinner skillets. We go there because we like breakfast in the late afternoon. We usually get their Grand slam.

  3. 3 Grace

    Big difference between hoboes and gypsies…actually there are differences between all the groups mentioned, ask any sociologist. And I assume you are not looking for the academic description of the various groups. Bottom line, it’s just food advertising and from the pictures it looks like way too much food for one person to be consuming…
    .-= Grace´s last blog ..Would you believe I forgot our wedding anniversary? =-.

  4. 4 babs - beetle

    This is a first for me. A Skillet breakfast? I don’t know what’s in it, but it resembles our ‘Bubble & Squeak’ That being the case, I suppose you could see it as a hobo meal. Bubble & Squeak is yesterday’s leftovers all chopped up and fried together. No. Not off the plates! Does that mean that a hobo drags a cooker around with him too?
    .-= babs – beetle´s last blog ..Sofa Conversation #1 =-.

  5. 5 Kathy

    This is hilarious. I have never heard of a single one of these skillet breakfasts, so it reads more comically to me than usual.

    It appears the Gypsy Skillet can kill you or at least serve you with a nice little coronary. A small one, with maple syrup on the side.
    .-= Kathy´s last blog ..Kids’ Toys: Do They Really Need Brand Name? =-.

  6. 6 Stephanie Barr

    The Gypsy skillet looks good. Also looks like it could feed my whole family.
    .-= Stephanie Barr´s last blog ..Progress. Progress – What fun! =-.

  7. 7 Tracy

    Have simultaneous Gypsies Tramps and Thieves and King of the Road earworm going on here.

    Not cool, JD, not cool.
    .-= Tracy´s last blog ..The Reinvention of Edison Thomas: A book review =-.

  8. 8 absepa

    Perhaps the gypsies/hoboes/drifters/wanderers/desperadoes all traditionally carried skillets in which to cook and serve their meals, because plates would weigh them down when they traveled. A cast-iron skillet could also serve a double purpose as a weapon, i.e., if another hobo tried to steal your (stolen) potatoes and bacon, you could clock him in the head with it.
    .-= absepa´s last blog ..My name is absepa, and I am a STATS sufferer =-.

  9. 9 Lidian

    They are all eating way better than I am, I can tell you that! I had an apple for breakfast and it was not in a skillet either.

    What is the appeal of the skillet? It is really just a PAN, right? It is a fancy name for a pan. Could that be the connection – as in PANhandler? The Panhandler’s Skillet….but they only handle pans, not skillets. Are there skillethandlers?

    Oh, I am so confused now. Am off to drink more coffee. Maybe in a skillet! Or a pan.

    Or maybe just a mug, that sounds safer.
    .-= Lidian´s last blog ..Saraka Round the Clock =-.

  10. 10 Chris@TheSnackHound

    Well JD, you may think you Do Things So I Don’t Have To, but have you ever BEEN to the Annual Hobo Festival. Yes, there is such an event. The guy who started it was a “recreational Hobo” on the weekends for many years. There, you may find some expert opinions on your Hobo/Gypsy struggle. Not as action packed as Pirates vs Ninjas, but you get the drift.
    .-= Chris@TheSnackHound´s last blog ..Paprika Added to the Fiestaware Line =-.

  11. 11 Pricilla

    Perhaps if you eat them in restaurants too often your cholesterol goes through the roof and your combined food and medical bills cause you to be homeless and that is why they are called that.

    Hmmmm. I have not had my coffee yet.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..AbbyDay – I Am Auditioning for a MAJOR ROLE!!!!! =-.

  12. 12 Ron

    OMG…you KILL ME, girl!

    Bwhahahahahahhhahahaha!

    I LOVE breakfast.

    And my mouth is watering looking at both those skillet meals.

    Order me up one of those “Gypsy’s”….I’ll be right over!

    We can sit and dish.
    .-= Ron´s last blog ..That’s Some Expensive Crap =-.

  13. 13 Mom Taxi Julie

    I love me some skillet breakfast! I’ve never seen all those goofy names though!
    .-= Mom Taxi Julie´s last blog ..Easter Catch Up =-.

  14. 14 LJ

    I’d rather be a gypsy than a hobo. Food looks better too.
    .-= LJ´s last blog ..Weird Dream #198 =-.

  15. 15 Surfie

    I’ve heard of skillet meals before, but I’ve never seen any with these names. I’d order the Gypsy because that picture looks awesome and I love the word Gypsy. It sounds so exotic and mysterious! I named one of my dogs Gypsy. She is neither exotic nor mysterious.

    I make something called Hobo Toast. You take a piece of bread, make a hole in the center and butter both sides. (Lots and lots of butter! Yum!) THen you put it in a pan (skillet! ha!) and crack an egg into the hole you made and fry it all up together. My brother always liked to leave it over easy with the yolk raw, but I break my yolk and cook it all the way through. You use lots of salt and pepper and serve it with syrup. Mmmm! I have no idea where the name came from. It’s just something we’ve been making since I was a kid.
    .-= Surfie´s last blog ..Spring is in the Air! =-.

  16. 16 Buggys

    I must not get out for breakfast enough. Though when I do I always go for the blueberry pancakes or french toast, with scrapple or sausage, of course. I need to branch out but then I would have too many choices and I’m not good in a restaurant when I have too many choices. They usually close before I decide.

    I lost track…oh, is it possible for one person to eat that mountain of food? Is it one of those dares? If you eat the whole thing your breakfast is free/
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..My Family – Conversations =-.

  17. 17 JD

    The Incredible Woody: I’m glad you didn’t take offense at my post. I’m also glad you got your priorities in order. When you’re independently wealthy, you can BUY a train.

    Grampy: Way to go, Grampy! I like breakfast at all hours too. Breakfast for dinner? Nothin’ better.

    Grace: Oh, Grace! I know, I know. I don’t even have to ask a sociologist, I’m well aware of the differences between a nomad and a hobo, for crying out loud! “Academic description”? No, why would I be looking for that? It’s a damn humor blog! :)

    babs – beetle: I guess a British hobo would have to drag around a cooker (in American: “stove”). I’ve actually had Bubble and Squeak, and it can be quite good. I think you Brits come up with better names than we do (“Wanderer”???)

    Kathy: Mmmm . . . maple syrup. Yeah, the Gypsy is definitely deadlier than a hobo, and I won’t say any more than that. I don’t want to offend any Gypsies (they can CURSE you!)

    Stephanie Barr: My Gypsy skillet was delicious. Even I couldn’t finishe it, but then I also had toast. Make one today!

    Tracy: Somewhere out there is a kick-ass mash-up of the two. Maybe with a little Snoop Dog goin’ on, too.

    absepa: Now that’s an explanation I can understand. THANK YOU! The whole travel-skillet idea sure makes more sense than carrying plates around, that’s for sure.

    Lidian: You are not helping!!! I can’t believe Le Peep doesn’t have a “Panhandler Skillet.” Or, yeah, just a “Skillethandler.” That would baffle the Sunday morning breakfast crowd, wouldn’t it?

    Chris@TheSnackHound: I hereby proclaim that my mission this summer is to find me one of these hobo festivals so I can ask around and find out the connection between hoboes and skillet breakfasts. Thank you! Finally, something worthwhile To Do.

    Pricilla: No, that’s actually quite a good explanation, especially considering it was made without the benefit of caffeine. I definitely felt a spike in my cholesterol that day.

    Ron: How much would I love to share a Gypsy skillet with you? THIS MUCH!!! I love breakfast too, especially breakfast OUT. When I cook eggs, the pan that I have to wash always grosses me out, and I swear I’ll never cook eggs again.

    Mom Taxi Julie: It seems like everywhere I’ve been that serves these gives them similar names. Why not just “Skillet with tomatoes, green onions, and cheddar cheese,” for example? (That’s my personal favorite combo.)

    LJ: Y’know, I hate to take sides, but . . . yeah. The Gypsy skillet had a LOT more ingredients. I think Gypsies really know how to live.

    Surfie: Oh, you are making me break my rule about not cooking eggs! I’ve seen other names for that dish, but I can’t remember. I also can’t believe I’ve never tried it. It sounds so good! Maybe it’s the butter? No, it’s gotta be the hole in the toast.

    Buggys: I usually need something sweet first thing in the morning, so it’s rare that I get something like this for breakfast. I solved the problem by adding lots of jelly to my toast. Hey, if a free breakfast is offered, I can scarf that thing down, no problem!

  18. 18 ann

    I’ve never heard a breakfast called by any of those names. Usually it’s the southwest or down home or something like that. I don’t care what they call them, those suckers look dam good.
    .-= ann´s last blog ..My Dinosaur =-.

  19. 19 Susan

    Everyone stole all of my thunder. I also now have the Cher song going through my head. And I also have a dog named Gypsy.

    I think it should be noted that you technically can’t call those things skillets. But I guess Hobo skillet is catchier than Hobo ceramic dish.
    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Safari =-.

  20. 20 puglette

    wow…so much to comment on.

    i looked at the le peep menu. we don’t have them here in washington. i am confused by the peasant potatoes…are they poor? cheap? old and rotten? and the drifter combo has some aggressive adverbs going there. tumbled, held down. i would prefer the nomad, bathed in hollendaise. i love it! especially a freshly made sauce with the taste of the butter and lemon. yum!

    surfie’s hobo toast is called by a fancier name in our house – egg-in-a-hole! i don’t put syrup on it though, but i do fry up the little toast cut out and serve it on top of the egg. and i like the yolk runny too.

    ok, now i want breakfast out. but we have doggy agility all weekend long…mcd’s egg mcmuffies!!! woohoo!!
    hugs,
    puglette
    :o)
    .-= puglette´s last blog ..Who’s This?? =-.

  21. 21 One of The Guys

    Funny and clever post.

    It does seem like a lot to carry on your back. Have you picked up one of those big cast iron skillets lately. Shit, they weigh more than my 9 year old kid.

  22. 22 Shieldmaiden1196

    I forget what I was going to say because the little picture of the hand with the tiny fetus in it at the bottom of the post pretty effectively Bejeebused my last three cogent thoughts.

    Oh.

    I ate at one of those places and felt kind of dirty eating food in my very own frying pan all smooshed together with melted cheese on top….in public. That’s the meal that eats like a post-margarita and karaoke mashup and should be consumed barefoot in a chenille bathrobe with the pocket hanging off wearing remnants of black eyeliner and one’s hair askew.
    .-= Shieldmaiden1196´s last blog ..Fecal Matters =-.

  23. 23 dcr

    Late to the party, I see.

    Anyway, the title threw me. I came here thinking it was going to be a post on Calvin & Hobbes, but it’s a post on Hoboes & Gypsies. But really it’s a post on skillets, so I am disappointed, confused and hungry.

    Of course, now would be a good time to promote the Hobo related designs I have on one of my sites, but that’d probably get me tossed in the spam bin.

    Especially if I mention Culture Club, which may be the moderation word of the day. Either that or INXS.
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..How to Increase Sales by Not Giving the Customer What They Asked For =-.

  24. 24 Christopher (AKA: CaJoh)

    Le Peep. And here I thought that it was only a local restaurant that is two blocks from where I work. So glad that I’m just steps away from a reliable source of homeless food. I’ll go there first if I’m ever fired from my job.
    .-= Christopher (AKA: CaJoh)´s last blog ..F2: Easter =-.

  25. 25 Jen

    The twitching leg thing had me rolling! Who can eat all that food? I mean I suppose a hobo would be really hungry and if he couldn’t eat it he could store it in his kerchief that he ties to a stick but where do the drifters and wanderers carry their excess food? Gypsies obviously don’t get doggie bags because they look too sexy with all those veils and such, they probably just split one amongst the caravan.
    .-= Jen´s last blog ..Good Customer Service =-.

  26. 26 Daisy the Curly Cat

    “Skillet” is a funny word. I’ll bet Boxcar Willie would enjoy a skillet breakfast.
    .-= Daisy the Curly Cat´s last blog ..How Does THAT Work? Adoption! =-.

  27. 27 Lin

    I hope you know that Petula and I started this whole comeback thing with hobos. We are SO gonna be hobos. We are. We are gonna ditch the house, kids, and responsibilities and hit the road. Only problem is that she doesn’t like bugs and stuff and doesn’t want to sleep in a tent. So, until she works that out, we are on hold for now. Sigh.

    I think that a gypsy skillet would have a lot of good stuff because they sort of scam others and take advantage for their own gain. I would think they’ve got more than just bacon going on in their skillet. And while that sounds delicious, my conscience would be bothering me and I’d have a hard time swallowing all that good stuff.

    Hobos live off the sharing of other hobos–like we all share what we’ve got in our knapsack. So, there is gonna be a lot of cold beans from a can and spam and such.

    I’m thinking drifters have stuff they dug out of dumpsters in their skillet, so there may be old shoes and such in their skillets. I’m gonna have to pass on those.

    Of the three–I’m thinking only the hobo is the real deal, but I’m not sure I want cold pork and beans out of a can as my breakfast. Can I just order the oatmeal?
    .-= Lin´s last blog ..Life……in miniature =-.

  28. 28 JD

    ann:They are good. The labels are all kind of silly. It’s the ingredients that matter. It sucks that you usually only get 3 ingredients and then have to pay for, say, a few mushrooms as well. But I’ll pay it. Gladly.

    Susan: Aw, no one stole your thunder. You are simply in good company. I always wanted a little dog named Gypsy. Really, just so I could name it “Gypsy.” I am more of a cat person. You make an excellent point. These are NOT skillets. I wonder if they started out as skillets and were just too heavy for waitstaff to carry. Humph. If a nomad can carry a skillet across the desert, a waiter can darn well carry it to table 3

    puglette: I noticed some of those aggressive descriptive words too. Why “held down”? Are the “veggies, mushrooms, and onions” going to escape? I am getting closer and closer to making my own hobo toast, egg in a hole, whatever you want to call it. I’ve got eggs. I’ve got bread. I’ve got butter. Or . . . I could just go to McD’s. Good luck with the agility tests! (Go, Charlie!)

    Shieldmaiden1196: Try to ignore the fetus. I have no idea why Linked Within thought a fetus was appropriate here. Aaaand now I obviously have to go out and buy a chenille bathrobe, because I’m craving me a skippet breakfast, and I obviously can no longer eat one in public (hilarious!)

    dcr: You’re never late. Or if you are, it’s fashionably late. I’m sorry you’re disappointed and even more sorry you’re hungry. Would it help if I told you the moderation phase has moved into the 90s???

    Christopher (AKA: CaJoh): I’m relieved you’ve found a place for your skillet meals should you ever become a nomad. Hey, it beats carrying the skillet around with you, right?

    Jen: I knew someone would appreciate the twitching leg! Yeah, I would imagine Gypsies have to keep their figures (or are we thinking of belly dancers?) and so would just pick out the veggies and maybe scrape off the cheese. But the drifters and wanderers? I just don’t know.

    Daisy the Curly Cat: HA! Yes, I bet he would. And I think “skillet” is funny too. Especially if you say it over and over, real fast.

    Lin: HAW! Spoken like a true hobo. No, a cold-bean-and-Spam skillet doesn’t sound too appealing, but it WOULD be totally authentic. And slightly better than old shoes. I think my conscience could just get over it and enjoy a Gypsy skillet. There’s probably GOLD in there!

  29. 29 Patricia (The other one...)

    Shouldn’t these be called by more politically correct names? Such as the Romani Skillet, the Housing Impaired Traveler Skillet, the ‘Those With Spanish Influence That Enjoy Long, Long Walks Followed By a Skillet’ skillet, The ‘Those Who Choose A Lifestyle of Frequently Changing Residences And Are Frequently Found In the Middle East’ skillet, or the ‘Those Those Who Tear Open Their Shirts And Have A-Rosie on my Chest (because he’s the Wanderer) skillet?

    Our world will not get far if we keep using such constricting labels on each other!…s skillets.

    I have a hard time believe that a hobo..er…The Housing Impaired Traveler could fit a skillet pan in those little bandanas they tie to a stick…

    P.S. In answer to your question, totally Teen Girl Squad.

  30. 30 Margaret (Nanny Goats)

    Le Peep? Le Peep? The more I read blogs, and the more worldly I get I realize just how much we here on the West Coast don’t have. You guys have all kinds of cool stuff. In Hawaii, they still keep it simple. We went to this place for lunch and they had this item on the menu called a Hobo lunch. And that was it. If you wanted anything different it was called a Combo Plate. Although the ironic thing was, this place was located on one of the most expensive resorts on the island. There was nothing hobo about it.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last blog ..Why I Never Comment On Your Blog: (A Disqus Primer) =-.

  31. 31 Master Dayton

    Huh, I always considered myself somewhat of a drifter, wanderer, and a nomad…so am I supposed to be eating a lot better than I apparently am? Now I’m not sure which choice to pick on the menu. Man, if only I was a hobo I wouldn’t be in this mess!
    .-= Master Dayton´s last blog ..How I Became A Freelance Writer =-.

  32. 32 Kathleen Kaufman

    I, too, think a skillet would only weigh me down. I have an urban survivor friend who insists that the only two items you need to make it in the big, bad world are a spoon and a bowl.

    I’d make a pretty crappy hobo or gypsy though, I’d have to cart around my toaster oven, coffee maker and iphone – I can’t imagine that kind of luggage is smiled upon in the hobo/gypsy circles.
    .-= Kathleen Kaufman´s last blog ..3 Things I Didn’t Appreciate Until I Was Thirty =-.

  33. 33 Lauren

    I want bacon, too! I want clogged arteries and a pig heart valve. Congratulations! You’ve solved the mystery of why hobos are outcasts. It’s the onions. On another note, I wonder if upscale Drifter’s travel with fondue dishes and a good Chardonnay.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..My Words Posted at Word for Words. =-.

  34. 34 injaynesworld

    I can feel my arteries closing up just looking at that. Thanks for eating it so I don’t have to.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld "Sunday Recap…" =-.

  35. 35 JD

    Patricia (The other one. . .): Where were you when I was trying to write this post? THAT’S the direction I should’ve gone. Heh: “Long, Long Walks Followed by a Skillet.” Very funny. Well, if you’re the Other One, then I get to be the Ugly One (because I hate Cheerleader and So-and-So). That’s so awesome. It’s also sooooo good!

    Margaret (Nanny Goats): So what was the Hobo Lunch? And was the Combo Plate just the Hobo Lunch, only . . . more? I guess they figure American tourists love anything folksy. I hear they especially love jigsaw puzzles.

    Master Dayton: Right, the hobo gets the bottom of the skillet, so to speak. Potatoes, eggs, and cheese, and maybe some burnt onions. AND you have to stuff your skillet in her kerchief. It’s tough out there for a hobo.

    Kathleen Kaufman: They might smile, but it would be insincere, and then they’d steal it out from under you as you slept. A spoon and a bowl, eh. Well, do you even really need a spoon? Wouldn’t a hollowed out twig work? I’d sacrifice the spoon if I could bring my iPod.

    Lauren: Bacon for everyone! Except the hoboes. I’ve got to look into this whole drifter lifestyle. Sounds like it might be better than what I’ve got going on.

    injaynesworld: You’re VERY welcome. I can arrange to eat this every weekend so you don’t have to . . . if you’re willling.

  36. 36 Rebecca

    Wow, look at those spreads!! I’d say the main difference between gypsies and hobos is that gypsies DEFINITELY eat better.
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..How to Tell Someone is Unemployed =-.

  37. 37 dcr

    You’re trying to bait me into saying something about 90′s music “acts” but I’m not falling for it…
    .-= dcr´s last blog ..Homegrown Blueberries =-.

  38. 38 muskrat

    Skillets make me think of camping and grandmothers. But not at the same time. I think drifters use them as weapons as much as anything.
    .-= muskrat´s last blog ..12 months later =-.

  39. 39 Chris@TheSnackHound

    I hearby proclaim that the Hobo festivals (the two I know about) are in August and September. I’ll have to send you the dossier. And if it is a letdown, you can “Blame Chris at TheSnackHound.com So You Don’t Have To”.
    .-= Chris@TheSnackHound´s last blog ..Celery-Free is Back =-.

  40. 40 meleah rebeccah

    Now Im just craving Breakfast food! I think that Gypsy Skillet looks pretty friggen delicious!

    I dont know if I would ever order any of the other ones “hoboes/drifters/wanderers/desperadoes”. And that’s coming from the girl [named Meleah] who refused to eat CRUST just because of the name!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..Doing Things Differently™ – My Week In Review [Part Ten] =-.

  41. 41 Unfinished Rambler

    I hate to bring up Grace’s comment again, but the semantics are all wrong. I don’t think of nomads as homeless. I mean, their home IS the desert. At least, that’s my two cents, and aren’t you glad that I contributed them? ;)
    .-= Unfinished Rambler´s last blog ..The Top Naps Of All Time I Ever Had =-.

  42. 42 MomZombie

    I’d think any decent restaurant would not want to create dishes inspired by Dumpster diving and the like. Maybe next they’ll serve some stuff tossed together on a trash can lid.
    .-= MomZombie´s last blog ..I am not a robot =-.

  43. 43 JD

    Rebecca: Yeah, sign me up for Gypsy membership STAT!

    dcr: Oh, you know you will. You can’t resist tempting the moderation gods.

    muskrat: Grandmothers, eh? Oh, I see. Yes, my grandmother used to make some wicked greasy fried eggs, but not an official skillet breakfast. She may have used her skillet as a weapon too.

    One of The Guys: I KNOW! I can barely get mine out of the cabinet without breaking my wrist. Luckily I rarely cook. But if a drifter shows up at my door, I know my weapon of choice.

    Chris@TheSnackHound: I need that dossier. Well, not right away, but in time to make plans for both festivals. I can’t wait. And I can’t see how a hobo festival could POSSIBLY be a letdown.

    meleah rebeccah: Yeah, the Gypsy Skillet makes me stupid Fruit Loops look pretty lame. Hey, what’ve you got against crust?! Crust is awesome and so versatile! Mmm. . . .crust.

    Unfinished Rambler: Don’t make me come over there! Seriously, I think Le Peep’s menu writers need a course in sociology or something. Now just keep your two cents and put it toward a Gypsy Skillet, bub.

    MomZombie: Mmm. Now that’s a concept I can get behind. “Traveler’s Trashcan Lid.” Yes. It has a real tasty vibe.

  44. 44 David

    I can totally see the connection between wandering and this style of breakfast. Cuz like if you’re wandering around you probably have only one thing to cook in, and you’d want it to be a cast-iron skillet so it could double as a weapon. So you would throw a bunch of crap in there, cook it all up together, and then kill the guy trying to steal it from you. Except if you’re a Gypsy, you do all that while playing the fiddle.
    .-= David´s last blog ..Just, You Know. Stuff. =-.

  45. 45 JD

    David: Man, Gypsies are even more talented than I thought. Can you imagine beating someone to death with a skillet while playing the fiddle AND on a full stomach? Makes being a nomad sound like crap.


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