Posted on July 23, 2009 by yankeebean
According to Wikipedia:
In the United Kingdom and some other Commonwealth realms, elevenses is a snack that is similar to afternoon tea, but eaten in the morning. It is generally less savoury than brunch, and might consist of some cake or biscuits with a cup of tea. The name refers to the time of day that it is taken: around 11 am.
According to me:
Seriously, people - how did we cope in America without Elevenses!?! Ok, ok, I can hear you speaking to me through the blogosphere – We do have elevenses in America. But we don’t call it elevenses and it’s just not the same.
In the States I seem to remember doughnuts, Starbucks or Entenmann’s being involved, and coffee… always coffee. There’s a lot of good things on that list. Good, tasty, artery-clogging things.
But there’s something gorgeous about a cup of tea and one single biscuit (ok, 2… cheeky). And if you manage to wangle the jammy dodger out of the biscuit selection then SCORE, baby!!!
Points to England for inventing the most descriptive word for the occassion. Half a point lost for not having a grocery store that sells Entenmann’s near my house right now, though…