Oat Meal Pancholy
“What you have for breakfast?” asked Dan looking at Juggernaut about to settle into his seat.
“As usual, oatmeal.”
“That is boring.”
“True, it was boring eating just oat meal with milk and sugar on every morning, then I started eating two or three crunchy deep fried strips of bacon for flavor and mouth feel in between oat meal servings, and that was good.”
“Bacon? It is full of fat.”
“I know, fat was good then in seventies.”
“Then what happened?”
“I got fed up with bacon and in eighties I started eating two or three sausages patties with oatmeal.”
“Sausages have more saturated fat than Bacon.”
“Well, I didn’t care, I need protein in the morning with my oat meal; after all I cannot have beans early in the morning for proteins.”
“In nineties, I started having one or two hard boiled eggs with oatmeal.”
“Well, what you eat now with your oatmeal?”
“I still eat hard- boiled eggs with oatmeal but after watching Dr. Oz shows lately I came out with oatmeal preparation I call it ‘Oatmeal Pancholy.’
“Pancholy sounds fascinating, how you come up with name Pancholy?”
“Well, I made it up; Panch in Indian language means five when connected to word whole became Pancholy ; I add five ingredients namely; ground Flax seeds, crushed almonds and walnuts, raisins and few spoons of coconut oil while boiling oats in water. These ingredients provide good fats, proteins and minerals; coconut oil is made up of short-chain saturated fat that releases energy quickly for early morning start; Oatmeal Pancholy eaten with almond or soya milk or buttermilk with pinch of salt tastes so good.”
“I get it.”
“So what you have for breakfast today?” inquired Juggernaut.
“I never had a breakfast.”
“Never in my life.”
“How come you appear at the work so early in the morning with so much energy and zeal without breakfast?” Juggernaut looked at Dan doing pushups.
“Love, pure love.”
“You mean love and romance?”
“No, no, no.” “Love for making money energies me every day.”
“I wish I love money as much as you.” Juggernaut looked despondent.
“You have to born with love for money and you don’t have it, it is in my genes,” Dan looked at Juggernaut as if just revealed nature’s biggest secret.
“You right, I don’t have it, otherwise I won’t be working for minimum wage for you for so long,” Juggernaut’s face turned awkward as if he just swallowed bitter truth about himself.
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