Eggs Benedict were originally meant to feed the rich, and famous, a lush breakfast most could not afford. It is made from eggs, Hollandaise sauce and Canadian bacon on an English muffin. It was first made in New York City either for Mrs. LeGrand Benedict in 1893 or for Mr. Lemuel Benedict in 1894. Delmonico’s in New York City also lays claim to Eggs Benedict but states it was on their menu in their 1860’s. Who knows, and frankly, besides those laying claim to it, who cares!?! It is a delicious way to start your day. Does anybody know who Mrs. Benedict or Mr. Benedict were? Too bad it wasn’t Benedict Arnold!
How to celebrate – Have Eggs Benedict today. (It doesn’t have to be for breakfast) Visit New York City. Visit Delmonico’s and see if Eggs Benedict is on the menu!
You’ve slept all night, fasting because it’s really hard to eat while you are asleep. You wake up and want something different, something that rich people might eat. (Of course if you are already rich just imagine being hungry) How about Eggs Benedict! Perfectly poached eggs served over Canadian bacon all on top of an English muffin and covered in Hollandaise sauce. Beats the heck out of a bowl of cereal!
Here’s a recipe for those who don’t know how to make it. Eggs Benedict
Now no one knows where Eggs Benedict actually came from. The first mention of it appears in New York City over 100 years ago. It is credited to either Mrs. LeGrand Benedict in 1893 or Mr. Lemuel Benedict, 1894. I thought it came from St. Benedict, shows you how much I know about it.
It has been proven that a good breakfast will start your day off right. You’ll have more energy, feel better and be in a much more civil mood. If you eat too much, you may also choose to go back to bed and take a nap. The best way to cover yourself if the latter happens is to take your boss a plate of Eggs Benedict while asking their forgiveness!
Even though it is National Eggs Benedict Day there is no record of Congress, or a president, making the holiday official. Maybe it would make a good slogan for a would be presidential contender. “I promise I will officially make April 16th a day when everyone in the country, no everyone in the world, will sit down to breakfast of Eggs Benedict!