I am not one of “those moms” who makes their kids breakfast every morning. I am a “go eat cereal” type of mom. I am not a big breakfast eater, so the thought of getting up 10 minutes earlier to make something just doesn’t appeal to me. Sorry, just being honest here. Then one day recently when I did decide to make the kids breakfast my oven wouldn’t work 🙁 I felt so bad for the kids. They were super excited to have something other than cereal and their excitement was quickly dashed by a non-hot oven.
Now some of you might be saying, “I thought you freeze meals. Why don’t you make a bunch of breakfast items and freeze those too?” Well, I don’t know why I can’t muster up enough energy to do that too but I can’t. I have had 3 different websites up this week trying to motivate myself to do it but haven’t yet. Maybe next week.
That being said at our new house we have turned over a new leaf. My daughters are now cooking themselves their own breakfast. Why I didn’t think of this sooner, I have no idea!! I am thankful to our toaster oven, my husbands favorite wedding gift! The girls now toast their own toast, English muffins and bagels. They also can make their own hot oatmeal in the microwave! I mean, it isn’t a quiche, but still things are looking up for the Hanson kids!
I have come across two breakfast items that I do make occasionally to spice things up and thought I would share with you today.
The first is Egg Muffins. These are simple and easily tailored to each person’s taste. When eggs go on sale I stock up and make these little delightful treats. I typically use 9 eggs and a splash of milk to make 12 muffins (act like you are making scrambled eggs.) I take my muffin tin and either spray it with cooking spray or use non-foil muffin wrappers. (Make sure you DO NOT use foil…you will use your microwave later to warm them up and this would be disastrous!) Then I put a pinch of cheese in the bottom of the wrapper and any fixings that I have on hand. Ideas include but are not limited to: sausage, bacon, diced ham, onions, peppers, and tomatoes. Think omelet ingredients.
Then I pour the egg/milk mixture on top of the fixings and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until the eggs are set.
Once cooled you can place them in a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze. Then you can just pull out the desired amount and warm them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.
The second item is homemade cereal bars. They are from the Pioneer Woman. The kids love these. They are easy to make and you can mix it up by adding different flavors of preserves. It is a nice alternative to store bought ones.
What are your go-to items for breakfast?