10 Sophisticated Variations on Your Favorite Childhood Foods

Bacon and Eggs

Like spaghetti, bacon and eggs is a pretty simple dish that isn't hard to tailor to cultivated palates. It's a classic combo that's readily consumed by both kids and adults, so you should try to enhance the meal instead of attempting to reinvent it.

The great thing about eggs is that they go well with a multitude of other foods. Onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and squash all make great additions to scrambled eggs or omelets, but if you'd like to really spice up your morning, try mixing in jalapenos or Tabasco sauce. For something different at brunch or dinnertime, add shrimp, lobster or crab meat. It's also not a bad idea to use a pinch or two of your favorite herbs and spices. Even adding a sprinkle of ground black pepper to a couple of eggs can have a profound effect on the flavor.

The best way to prepare bacon is to ignore the microwave. Just pick up some fresh, all-natural bacon at the supermarket and cook it in a skillet. Your taste buds will thank you.