For one, breakfast can hold weight in many homes as the one meal of the day when a nuclear family can gather to share a meal. This was the case for me, as my parents often worked late, I was at practices of varying interests, and my older brother was off smoking weed and listening to Oasis or whatever teenagers did in the '90s. Our dinners were eaten quickly and often on the run, but in the morning, my parents made it a point to sit us down, give us time to "wake up," and eat together. I can't be alone on this one.
As dinner becomes an increasingly impersonal affair, with families chowing down silently by the glowing warmth of a plasma screen, it might be time to focus on breakfast as the time when households can break bread.
Or, you know, Pop-Tarts! Because breakfast allows us to eat food we would never get to indulge in otherwise. And it's the best food. Let's run down the batting order of breakfast stalwarts: cereal, pancakes, eggs, bacon, waffles, Pop-Tarts, French toast, hash browns, toast... MOTHERFUCKING BREAKFAST SANDWICHES. It's a Murderers' Row of food everyone loves. If there were a culinary hall of fame, most of these would be first-ballot shoo-ins. Of course these are not healthy for you, but few of life's true pleasures are.