McDonald's (Everywhere)

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset Having spent more mornings last month in transit than in my own kitchen, I consistently yearned for a savory breakfast that satisfied and simultaneously enhanced the Caramelized palate. Breakfast bowls simply weren't cutting it during travel and traffic.

Earlier this week, I trekked through the cumbersome security line in Cincinnati when, alas, I experienced a miraculous run-in with the golden arches. Good morning, McDonald's. Could it have been fate? Rightfully so.

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Packed with caloric and crave-able options, the McDonald's morning menu--now available all day--boasts features from fluffy biscuits to housemade sausage and eggs. I was especially fond of the to-go packets of preserves and jams to top off and artificially sweeten those dreamy morning sandwiches. My sweet cashier knew exactly what I needed.

I struggled to choose just one plate, so I went for two: the morning platter with hotcakes, and the original Egg McMuffin. Intimidating? Yes. Exceptional? Obviously.

The hotcakes were, indeed, hot, hiding the spongelike texture of the short stack. Syrup added an extra decadence to the styrofoam serving piece, which epitomized classic table design. Savory breakfast sausage nestled perfectly in the accompanying biscuit. The fluffy scrambled eggs added a pop of color to the plate. Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset

Then arrived the infamous Egg McMuffin, of which I now understand the reason for its global popularity. Melted American cheese, a slice of ham, and a disc of egg layer on a toasted English muffin. The "meal" McMuffin option even offers an addictive hash brown stick, which I daringly dunked in ketchup. What more could you want?

I'm lovin' it.

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