Breakfast Near Bed

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - By: Jaclyn C, Alex ‘16; Photo by Linnea M, Allard '17

Breakfast in pajamas?! It may seem like an everyday thing to most people, but to the majority of Brentwood students, it is a foreign concept. With pajamas not allowed in the cafeteria, students have gotten creative with sweatpant-sweatshirt combos, however there is truly nothing that compares to being able to roll out of bed and eat breakfast without putting effort into one’s appearance.

Approximately once a term, each house is treated to a get-out-of-caf-breakfast-free card and is allowed to stage an in-house breakfast for the whole house. This past Saturday, Alex House put on their in-house breakfast for second term.

The Grade 12s planned more than a month in advance to design the menu, organize, and order supplies, all in complete secret from the rest of the house. In typical Alex House fashion, it remained unannounced until the last possible second.

Smiling faces made their way upstairs around 8:30am on Saturday morning as a fabulous feast cooked by the prefects was served. Breakfast consisted of crepes stuffed with Nutella, strawberries, bananas, and pink tinted whipped cream in honour of Valentine’s Day. In addition, there were scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, cinnamon buns, hashbrowns, bacon, juice, and as the featured delicacy: chocolate dipped strawberries.

This special occasion is obviously greatly enjoyed and anticipated by all students, and it shows. In Alex House it is the Grade 11s’ duty to clean up after in-house breakfast, and they never seem to mind after being fed such a delicious meal.

Not only is in-house breakfast a cool treat, and a changeup in routine, but it is actually a fantastic bonding opportunity for the whole house. Grade 12s cook together, Grade 11s clean together, and all the grades eat together, which rarely if ever happens if everyone eats at the caf. Having breakfast all together is a lovely way to catch up with people who you don’t have classes with, or don’t live on the same floor as you. In-house breakfast is truly a way to bring a house closer together.

Bittersweetly anticipating my last in-house breakfast at Brentwood,

Jaclyn C, Alex ‘16

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