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Breakfast ???!!! help.

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What do you feed your family for breakfast on a daily basis?  I mean, not those days you're feeling all uppity and ambitious, but those days when you can't peel yourself from your amazingly comfortable, warm, delicious bed? And you have kids who need to be nourished before they head off to various degrees of greatness?

HELP!!!  I really need some help on this, because cold cereal isn't working and my kids don't love my Coach's Steel Cut Oatmeal....THAT I LOVE!!  Because....let's be honest here...I'm not making pancakes, eggs, and sausage every day.  Maybe Saturdays, if we all get good rest.

Any ideas?!  Let me know what you fix for your family when you're really, really tired & just want to lay in bed...


9 comments:

the W* family said...

I can't tell you how many mornings my kids eat PB&Js with a glass of milk (it has whole wheat, protein, and calcium... so it's not that bad). I just feel slightly bad on those days we have it for breakfast, I pack it for lunch, and then we get busy and eat them for dinner, too. Whoops! ;)

Erin said...

I make toast in my oven. On the broil setting I can make about a dozen pieces in less than 3min. Just lightly toast the first side then flip it and toast the other side. Pull out all the favorite toppings and there ya go. Just dont leave the kitchen while its cooking. It cooks so fast!
Pioneer woman also has a great oven French toast recipe where you pile the bread into a baking dish and then just pour your egg mix on top and throw it in the oven. Then voila! Enough french toast for a family without having to cook a million individual pieces.

Madaline said...

Make ahead breakfast burritos are delicious, and I love sausage crescent rolls!

ChrisJFreeze said...

Have you tried something like this? http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/scrambled-egg-muffins there are lots of recipes out there. I'll buy 5 dozen eggs at Costco and make a whole bunch of these on the weekend. You can add whatever your kids will eat. For some of mine, they are loaded with onions and peppers and such, others just like ham and cheese.

Heather said...

We love breakfast burritos. They are a bit tedious but go together pretty quickly and they can be done the night before. For about a dozen burritos, I first cook a lb. of Jimmy Dean sausage (your flavor of choice) and dump it in a casserole dish and put in the oven on 200 to keep hot. In the same pan I put a little evoo and cook up a bag of frozen potatoes O'Brien until hot and starting to crisp, add that to the sausage in the oven. Last cook about 14 eggs (scrambled) in the same pan. Add that to the sausage mixture with a cup or two of cheddar cheese (if you eat cheese...still good without). Mix it all together and fill about a dozen burrito size flour tortillas and wrap burrito style and then wrap individually in foil. Can be refrigerated or frozen. Pot thawed burritos in the oven on a baking sheet for about 15 minutes (I turn halfway through). Check for temp inside a burrito and adjust your cooking time. Can be eaten as is or with salsa and sour cream. We have had these while camping, on early morning car trips and for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It is also pretty easy to double or triple to feed a crowd or make a months worth for your family. Also any meat can substitute for the sausage. We also make triple batches of pancakes and freeze leftovers for quick heating in the microwave or toaster later. And we eat old fashioned oatmeal several times a week. I always add brown sugar and vanilla and other add-ins are chopped apple, raisins, pecans or walnuts. YUM! My best friend does "nests" in a muffin tin with spinach leaves, prosciutto ham and an egg. Cook at 400 for 7 minutes. Peanut butter toast with banana slices is quick and easy and of course smoothies. Hope you can use some of these ideas!

Jim and Mandy said...

Yogurt and Granola

Apples with Peanut butter

Pancake muffins (Preheat oven to 350, mix 1 c pancake mix, 2/3 c water, 1/2 c syrup. Mix together, pour in greased muffin pan. Top with banana, blueberries, chocolate chips, pecans, sausage, bacon....etc. Bake for 12-14 minutes and serve. Easy, fast, delicious & no syrupy mess!)

I make pancakes/muffins/etc... and pop them in the freezer. little microwave action in the morning and you've got breakfast.

Abby said...

oooooohhh!!! GREAT ideas here!!! Thanks for the input!! I'm feeling a little more inspired!!!

Abby said...

haaaaahaha!!! I LOVE the PB & J comment - I'm guilty of that, too!! :)

edeenut said...

I love my soft bed too and years ago started making breakfast burritos in bulk for my kids. I taught them how to get them out of the freezer and thaw and heat them up in the microwave themselves. Also I make wheat pancakes in bulk and freeze. Then the night before i will take out enough to put in the fridge for them to heat up and eat themselves. I also make a lot of smoothies and put them in smaller containers and freeze (see a trend here HA!) then the night before I go to bed I pull out one for each of my kids and put in the fridge and by the morning they are thawed enough to eat with a spoon. I just rotate them. We also like bagels and even cold cereal. I try to rotate between the filling things before I resort to cold cereal...