"Downton Abbey" season 3 kicks off in the United States Jan. 6. Finally, fans will get the answers to such burning questions as: Will Matthew and Lady Mary actually get married? How will the arrival of Lady Cora's American mother throw off the balance? Will Mr. Bates ever be free? Here are a few British-themed recipes from Stir It Up! to help take the edge off the suspense as you gather around "the telly" for another season of intrigue, passion, and a lot of really well dressed characters.
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British dishes aren't known for their delicate flavors. This menu for a traditional, hearty English breakfast is the perfect fuel for a day tromping about the Lake District (or a fox hunt, anyone?).
2 eggs, scrambled or fried
Mushrooms, quartered and sautéed
Tomatoes, brushed with oil, salted and then broiled or grilled
Bacon (Americans will have to use Canadian bacon, it’s the closest we’ve got)
Large cuppa tea
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