Menu Monday: Breakfast

Good morning friends.  Rise and Shine!  It’s time for Menu Monday.

Um, perhaps that was a bit too chipper for a Monday morning.  Hold on while I drink some coffee….

… I’d love to share a week of perfectly planned menus and recipes, complete with links to coupons.  But I can’t.  I’m not that organized.  There have been times when I was a serious couponer and got all kinds of stuff for free.  But after a year of remodeling fun, I’m not exactly a coupon user at the moment.

Instead, I’ll start small.  This week, I’m sharing what we eat for breakfast.  I hate breakfast.  I wouldn’t mind it so much if I could wait and eat it at a decent hour of the day (say 10am).  I would definitely prefer it if someone else served it to me (preferably with a mimosa).  I actually LIKE breakfast foods at other times of the day.  But I’m not a morning person.

TheHappyDad would love it if I hopped out of bed, singing songs while the birds and squirrels sang along.  He’d be thrilled if I was able to serve him a hot breakfast featuring bacon, eggs, toast, and fruit each day.   That’s not going to happen this week.  As it is, he’s happy with me if I manage to feed everyone a reasonably healthy breakfast at breakfast time.

Here’s my standing rotation of breakfast foods for the summer.  Remember that I still don’t have a fully functional kitchen as the remodel continues on.  I find that having a standing list on the refrigerator helps immensely.  My kids know what the allowable requests are, and it helps me remember what I’m supposed to be doing while I wake up.  Before I go the grocery store, I check to make sure we have an adequate supply of breakfast foods.

  • cold cereal with milk (the kids can make this themselves)
  • hot cereal (watty loves this, gogo hates it)
  • hard boiled eggs (made in the rice cooker)
  • yogurt and something (yeah, it’s that vague.  it depends on the kid)
  • leftovers (including bean and cheese tacos, we almost always have refried beans in the fridge)
  • smoothies (made with healthy stuff in them, honest)
  • peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (including variations involving tortillas and bananas)

GoGo argues that fruit snacks and potato chips should be on this list.  He loses the argument every time.   My favorite breakfast (that I make and eat at breakfast time) is actually steel-cut oats with warm leftover apple cobbler and plain greek yogurt.

I’m in search of ideas that I can add to this list.  Feel free to share your favorite idea.

Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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  1. My kids just requested “healthy popsicles” be added to the breakfast list. Given that they are generally frozen green smoothies, why not let them?

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