Thursday, March 6, 2014

Swiss Chard with Bacon & Eggs

I confess to having a soft spot for a good old “American Breakfast,” eggs, bacon, and home fries with toast and jam! But I seldom have it because it is so hearty and has a bad reputation…something about not being very healthy. Here is my recommended alternative. It makes a tasty breakfast and is also very satisfying as a light dinner. In place of those artery clogging fried potatoes we’re using chard and garnishing the dish with a little Meyer lemon relish. The bacon, lemon and chard are a perfect match for fresh eggs!

More on Rising Prices and Inflation

Last month I talked about the rising cost of a favorite bottle of French wine. Only six dollars thirty years ago, the same bottle now costs $20. Assuming steady inflation, it could cost over $60 in 2044. I joked that the solution to the inflation problem is not to drink more wine now while it’s cheap. A friend responded, “That made me laugh, until I realized I might not be able to afford it in the future!”

The effects of inflation really hit home when we stop working and expenses increase faster than income. You might ask, how do I “know” inflation will continue in the future. Last month, I cited some statistics on historical inflation. This month, I’d like to examine some of the factors driving inflation.