Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Breakfast of (Lazy) Champions

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I've not made pancakes on a weekday morning for some time. DD2 hasn't requested them, and I have either puttered on this thing, or slept an extra few minutes, not really leaving time. I'm more of a toast person anyway and keep oatmeal packets in my desk drawer on days I don't even feel like making toast at home. We've been going through a lot of dried cereal and instant oatmeal the last week. I grew up on cold cereal, usually Rice Krispies, Cheerios, and corn flakes. At least once a week when I was real young and the house was full of kids, it was a pot of oatmeal. Pancakes, eggs, waffles, those were Sunday brunch foods. I though like sending my family off in the mornings with a cooked breakfast, knowing that sometimes they have to eat lunch on the fly, or not at all, and supper was a long time away.

We're in a breakfast rut lately, and I think it has showed in our energy levels the rest of the day. I think I might fry up a couple eggs for us and put into a sandwich this morning. Skip that, DD just had cereal again so I opted for peanut butter toast. I like when I get in baking moods as then I'll have a stash of muffins or quick bread hiding in the freezer for these kind of mornings. I found a loaf of my banana oat muffin bread (the remaining batter above filling 12 muffin cups). I'll save that for tomorrow for DD and to maybe bring along a slice or two for my morning tea at work. I'd prefer coffee, but I'm out of the coffee packets I keep at my desk. I've been making due with my stash of Earl Grey. I've been having at least a cup of coffee at home though. 

Perhaps after the big breakfast is done at church Sunday, I'll get back to making pancakes,  egg burritos, or fresh muffins, just because on weekday mornings. Until then breakfast of champions will remain pantry staples.


13 comments:

  1. Most mornings for me it's oatmeal w/nuts/brown sugar or raisins/cinnamon, cold cereal(Multi-grain Cheerios or Rice Chex)plain Greek yogurt with flax seeds/honey/granola or just a glass of iced tea w/some OJ in it for sweetness.

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    1. I Like big cooked breakfasts, but later mornings and when no rushing is needed. I must eat something to take with meds but would be happy with just coffee.

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  2. I have told TheHub for years the only reason I don't make his breakfast except for weekends is because that cereal doesn't pour into the bowl any easier for me than it does for him. (He eats only cereal on weekday mornings by choice)

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    1. It sure does. Cold cereal just doesn't seem to have staying power though.

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  3. Breakfast for us (barring the days we have to leave the house at the crack of dawn) is natural yoghurt whizzed up with whatever berries are the cheapest on the market - this week it's raspberries and blueberries and served with chopped up apple, banana, oranges and seedless grapes. x

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    1. We'll get on a smoothie groove for a while when fresh local berries start coming. I should make them more often with frozen fruit.

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  4. The kids have eggs & fruit every day for breakfast. M sometimes makes himself an egg as well. I get to work really early in the morning, so I eat here. I go back & forth between yogurt & fruit, or something heartier like eggs. We typically don't do cold cereal, as it doesn't fill us up for long enough.

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    1. Same opinions on cold cereal-We luck but energy runs low well before lunch.

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  5. The reason I don't make breakfast for my husband is that he leaves just too darn early in the morning and on the weekends prefers to cook for himself or make me breakfast. and that's ok!

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    1. Other than egg burritos DH is not a great breakfast cook.

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  6. My kids get cold cereal and fruit, or yogurt and fruit during the week and on weekends. I don't like to eat early, so I will typically have scrambled eggs and veggies after I do the school drop offs. Bill is on his own for breakfast as he isn't a big breakfast eater. Mine might change now that I am trying to exercise in the morning and need something quick and healthy. Not sure what I will come up with.

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    1. We eat up yogurt too if in the house.

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    2. We eat up yogurt too if in the house.

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