Getting up a little earlier than most, your day is a little different as far as your eating habits.

For me, I usually eat one big meal a day around 5 or 6 p.m. with my wife. It seems though, from about 5 to 6 a.m. is when I crave  a little something to eat -- but not so much breakfast stuff. If I were to eat something that would be considered a breakfast food, it would have to be a spicy taco omelet with Tabasco sauce and coffee. Another great early-morning food is leftover Chinese, but not the rice that gets all dry and can never be revived.

Chow mein, sweet-and-sour shrimp and egg rolls with just a little soy sauce hits the spot at six in the morning, especially when eaten cold.

Cold fried chicken and tater salad are also on the early-morning hit parade -- again, served cold -- and if you have a flour tortilla to wrap it up in, mission accomplished.

Eating early can be as simple as a cup-o-soup. If you want to make it seem more like breakfast, crack an egg in the cup and let it cook that way in the hot water.

By far, my favorite early-morning meal was when Ralphy Ryder would bring in sausage dogs with mustard and a big pile of sauerkraut. You would clear the control room out with just the smell alone, but oh what a treat to the taste buds. People would ask how in the world I could eat that at 6:30 in the morning! I would tell them my stomach doesn't know it's 6:30.

Leave the bacon and eggs at home, give me the cold pizza. What's your favorite non-traditional morning meal?