I grab a cup of coffee on my way out the door every morning. If I’m feeling ambitious, I might even heat up a bowl of oatmeal or swing through a Starbucks drive-thru to pick up a pastry.
My routine takes five minutes, tops. How much earlier would I have to get up if we were still living in Paleolithic times?
Bad news for non-morning people like me: Making breakfast could take 15-20 days back in ancient times. Instead of swinging by a supermarket to pick up bacon, you’d have to find and kill a pig. In order to eat some eggs, our ancestors had to gather eggs from a roosting bird. Even a cup of coffee took two weeks to prepare.
As much as I love a cup of java, I don’t know that I’d be THAT dedicated to my caffeine cravings. I won’t ever take my Keurig or microwave for granted.
Kettle & Fire also has infographics comparing lunch and dinner prep from Paleolithic times to today. I’m feeling pretty grateful for my stove right now –– and if reading this has you hungry, check out these time-saving kitchen shortcuts.