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  • We skip it, dont eat until lunch.

    0 0%
  • We forage for leftovers. Stomach doesnt know pizza is a dinner food.

    1 4.76%
  • Cereal. Good enough for me, good enough for them.

    5 23.81%
  • Something quick and easy, usually involving microwave or toaster.

    8 38.10%
  • Breakfast includes use of stove, sometimes oven.

    5 23.81%
  • I feed my junior lumberjacks so well that it should be filmed in black and white.

    2 9.52%
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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oksana View Post
    We take our food seriously - no pre-packaged, processed food would do. I do not mind cooking a little bit for breakfast:
    - fried eggs, scrambled eggs, omelets, eggs benedicts, egg muffins (from our own chickens) - 3-4 times a week;
    - bacon, sausages (I custom make them from a pig we buy from a farm every year)- 2-3 times a week;
    - I have a recipe for ricotta cheese/whole grain waffles that everybody loves - 1-2 times a week;
    - I often make sauteed vegetables (tomatoes, mushrooms, asparagus, green beans, whatever else is in the refrigerator) to go with eggs or meats;
    - pancakes. First, we have savory ones, and then I add chocolate chips in the last batch so that everyone can finish with one choc. chip pancake - 1-2 times a week;
    - oatmeal - our laziest breakfast - 1-2 times a week;
    - fresh berries, apples, grapes, citrus fruits to finish off - every day.

    I know, I know - we are a crazy high-maintenance mixture of foodies and nutritional Nazis, but I would not have it otherwise
    I dig the term "nutritional Nazis" lol. I was like this for both kids until they were each 3yo. People thought I was certifiable
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    We usually either have Cabbage Breakfast (shredded cabbage with some leftover thin-sliced chicken or else freshly cooked crumbled ground turkey, braised under a lid with salt and pepper) or else Oven-scrambled Eggs or Frittata (for frittata, I just add frozen broccoli and sometimes fresh sliced mushrooms and green onions, to the oven-scrambled eggs, and it's really good) and Muffins.

    The muffins are an innovation: I figured out how to use peanut butter in place of flour, and can now make blueberry muffins, gingerbread muffins, chocolate muffins, or even savory garlic-and-green-onion muffins, without any flour whatsoever, and they come out great...in fact, with the exact same bread-like (or cake-like) texture of things made with flour! I was amazed when I first discovered this.

    It also works for cookies by altering the formula. I have made peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies (both fudgy type and cakey type, with shiny crackly surface!) this way.

    Wish I had some fame or a degree in something, so I could write a cookbook with all this. I have the Taylor tare-function electronic cooking scale, so I can develop recipes easily, with exact amounts in grams or ounces. But I'm nobody.

    Anyway, breakfast at our house is a bit of a production.
    Middle-aged mom of 4 kids spanning a 10-year age range, homeschooling since 2009, and a public school mom also, since 2017.

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    can you share the peanut butter in place of flour trick? I have a sister in law with crohns and one with celiac, so alternative ways of cooking are important in DH's family

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    Alright, so maybe I am slacking a bit. I do love the idea of making stuff in advance and freezing it, then cooking.

    Im not up for cooking three meals a day, but mass-producing a breakfast item would work fine. Id probably use the toaster oven to reheat though... on convection setting, pretty much everything takes no more than 20 mins.

    And I have no waffle iron. Cant see buying one right now, though. Maybe I will start a campaign to garage sale hunt for one.
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    For DS we make our own waffles. We usually make a quadruple batch, so we have about 60-80 waffles and we freeze them. Then we can just pop one in the toaster in the morning. He will sometimes eat cereal, but he doesn't like milk in it, so it is just snack food.

    For myself and DH, during the winter we will make some oatmeal over the weekend and then I can reheat it over the week. My favorite is with dried cranberries and pecans. I also like to make breakfast burritos with eggs, cheese and leftover beans. I am the only one who likes the burritos though, so I don't mass produce them. We will sometimes make quick bread as muffins and then I can heat them in the microwave when I want one. We have done this with cranberry nut bread, as well as lemon or banana bread. They reheat well. We were bake happy over winter break, so I have a freezer full of quick-bread muffins.

    Though I will frequently skip breakfast and just have tea to get me through the morning.
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    Mine get yogurt, a piece of fruit, and either fruity oatmeal or a pancake concoction every morning.

    Seriously AM you know I don't cook at all. However, I have been making a whole box of pancakes about every other weekend and freezing them. It feeds them one meal and then fills up 2 freezer bags - 48ish pancakes. I'm going to try it with my own flour when my BOGO pancake mix runs out. It's been great. I either throw it in the microwave, cut, and top with margarine and syrup or pop two in the toaster and make a PB or cream cheese sandwich out of it. They're a little stiffer in the toaster. It all started when they started blowing through the big box of waffles every week - which run about $0.40 a waffle for us. The pancakes with mix have been closer to $0.05 per. I booked myself a real live, grown up vacation, so I've been looking for every way to save, lol. A conference for planners. It's going to be epic
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

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    Oooh I missed you TFZ!

    A planner conference!? Is it in Vegas?

    For when you get on to making pancakes, I found this recipe that doesnt involve buttermilk...
    http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipe/strawberry-pancakes

    It calls for strawberries, but Ive also made it with frozen blueberries and plain... strawberry came from Daniel Tiger.
    I get you on the cost thing, too.

    Quickbread goes like hotcakes in our house... a batch making two loaves lasts two daya... if I dont make it until after breakfast on the first day. Pumpkin I make from a can, but the lemon I admit comes from a box. We splurge on the fancier box that purports to be less artificial, and it still costs less than one slice from Starbucks.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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    Topsy, I'm hooked! Delicious. Your peanut butter, overnight oats is absolutely incredible. We tried it with steel cut and regular old fashioned oats and both were incredible. I like the texture of the steel cut a bit more. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    Aw I miss you too, AM! I joined a declutter group in January that had me cleaning out my whole damn house - as well as trying some new organizational stuff like the pancakes, which has been working out really well. The group was a lot of challenges and posting everything on FB so I have basically been doing that since the holidays. I should have more free time to talk homeschool now that that's over. Haha. Thanks for the recipe. I'll check it out

    ETA: Oh the conference is in Nashville! I'm so excited. 500 tickets and it sold out in 5 minutes. Pays to be prompt!!! https://www.wildforplanners.com/p/go...ers-conference
    I'm a work-at-home mom to three, homeschool enthusiast, and avid planner fueled by lattes and Florida sunshine. My oldest is 6 and is a fircond grader (that's somewhere between first and second, naturally), my preschooler just told me she wants to learn how to read, and my toddler is a force of nature.

    I gather all kinds of secular homeschool resources and share them at TheHomeschoolResourceRoom.com.

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    I was inspired by Aselvarials muffin-fritattas too... made this
    Breakfast Muffin Frittatas Recipe - Food.com
    subbing out the can o chilis and not using fat free cheese (what is that anyways?). Tasted great fresh.... if it reheats well from frozen, its going to be my Jimmy Dean replacement.

    And simple enough even TFZ could make it!

    Im going to try making them larger, too... I hope they will cook all the way through without overcooking the outside.

    Imma try more fruit and yogurt on the kids... thats about my morning speed.

    @TFZ fun Nashville! And fun decluttering! Do you go to each others houses and declutter a room? Do you have declutter room of the week themes?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

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