expensive, and I haven't been using coupons lately. To be honest, I feel guilty feeding them to my family. I, personally, am a leftover type of girl. I will pretty much eat anything for breakfast--the easier the better--pizza, left over spaghetti, whatever....My family, most of them, don't do things the way I do. So, it's for them, that I have embarked on this quest.
My hope was to end up at least 30 options. I think I've ended up with a few extra. Enjoy!
Things that go together rather quickly:
- fruit and yogurt parfait - layer berries or chopped up fruit with any flavor of yogurt in a cup.
- yogurt and granola
- hard boiled eggs - make ahead and have on hand. We mark our hard boiled eggs with an "x" in pencil on the shell, so we can assure that it's not a raw egg.
- scrambled eggs - throw in veggies or cheese.
- French toast in a mug
- smoothie - you can throw pretty much anything you like in a blender along with a little bit of milk, blend it up, and you have a smoothie. Freeze bananas, blueberries, peaches, etc. to throw in, or use fresh fruit and ice. You can also throw in a tablespoon or two of frozen apple or orange juice concentrate for a bit more sweetness or sprinkle a bit of cinnamon in for a bit of spice.
- oatmeal - throw in brown sugar and a little bit of milk. Add a bit of pumpkin pie spice--my kids love it.
- English muffins - topped with whatever you like or make into a sandwich with ham and eggs.
- bagels - with peanut butter or cream cheese and /or jam. I like my cream cheese softened in the microwave for a few seconds until creamy on a toasted bagel. Yum!
- fruit and cheese - or anything and cheese. Seriously, how can you go wrong with cheese? Can you tell I'm an addict?
- scones - Rhodes rolls left to rise overnight, flatten and deep fry; top w/jam or make elephant ears by sprinkling them with cinnamon and sugar.
- poached egg on toast - fry an egg in a bit of water (1/4 C. or so), cover and let simmer until the white of the egg is no longer gushy. Butter a piece of toast and put the egg on top.
- rice sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and a bit of milk
- toast topped with whatever you like
- Southwestern Crockpot Breakfast
- Ham n Taters Crockpot Casserole
- Deluxe Crockpot Oatmeal
- Crockpot Granola Casserole
- Crockpot Omelette Casserole
- Crockpot Sausage and Egg Casserole
- Good Morning Breakfast Pie
- Breakfast Bread Pudding (only cooks for 6 hours)
- Western Omelet
Things to have ready in the freezer (throw them in the toaster or microwave, and voila!):
- premade pancakes - The Warden makes pancakes on Saturday morning. It's been family tradition FOREVER. If he makes too much, I put them in bags and put them in the freezer for a busy morning.
- premade waffles
- premade French toast
- bacon hash brown roll ups
- freezer breakfast burritos
- egg and muffin sandwich
- breakfast pizza
Other items to premake that don't require a toaster:
- muffins (make them yourself the night before or buy the muffins at the store)
- banana bread (I've linked you to my favorite)
- zucchini bread (there's a really good recipe in the Madhouse cookbook)
- pumpkin bread
- ...you get the idea.