Where you will be on April 29, at 4 a.m. ET? I’ll be at my friend Rita’s house, in my pajamas, sitting in front of the big screen watching Prince William marry his college sweetheart, Kate Middleton. Why? Well, as Newsweek’s April 11 cover headline put it, “In a world gone to hell — thank God, a wedding.”

For those of us on this side of the pond, getting up by 4 a.m. to watch the wedding (earlier, if you’re not in the Eastern time zone) will be plain fun. We can all use a little fun right now, don’t you think? Of course, that fun needs to be accompanied with some proper food. This is a British wedding, of course, and things need to proper.

Here are the top 10 breakfast foods to serve at a royal wedding viewing party. (The first seven make a traditional English breakfast).

  1. Fried eggs
  2. Toast
  3. Heinz Beans – You might need to go to a grocery store with an international section or a British specialty store for these. If you can’t find them at the store, Amazon sells them. There isn’t really an American equivalent to these baked beans in tomato sauce.
  4. Bangers – British pork sausages.
  5. Rashers – A British cut of bacon.
  6. Mushrooms – Sauteed in oil.
  7. Fried tomato – Cut a tomato in half and fry in a little oil in a frying pan.
  8. Scones with Devonshire cream – If you can’t get true Devonshire cream, you can make your own.
  9. Tea – of course, you must serve tea.
  10. Regal CV – A cocktail to toast the royal couple that has been created specifically for those watching the royal wedding on television.

Of course, you can be improper and serve foods that are a little closer to home – local bacon and sausages, for instance. Just have fun with it.  

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