Tuesday, August 08, 2006


So, for almost a year now I've been trying to find that perfect to-go breakfast for the kids. We've got about a half-hour commute, so it makes the most sense for them to eat on the way. (We are nothing in this family if not efficient!)

So, we've tried all the silverdollar pancake variations (cinnamon, blueberry, banana, strawberry, and raspberry). Then we tried french toast (whole squares, cut down to triangles, cut into strips). We also did the bagel thing (cinnamon, blueberry, plain, honey wheat) with and without cream cheese, with and without sugar-free jelly (raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, applebutter, and strawberry), regular size and mini. We've also done the whole wheat tortilla taquitos of potatoes and egg or eggs with beans. Yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit usually seems to appease the terrible two, but not always. Oatmeal with raisins, bananas, applesauce, and cinnamon is pretty popular in winter. And then we started on the faux egg mcmuffins. Bought the english muffins, turned my failed lightly seasoned (Mrs. Dash) scrambled eggs into tiny little crepes instead, and slapped on a slice of pre-packaged American cheese, but wouldn't ya know it...they flopped after the second day.

But I think I've finally found it! The holy grail of breakfasts! The one thing they've tasted and BOTH said yummy and can we have this every day!!!

Apparently, my children believe me to be their own personal gourmet chef, and after months of trial and error (read: "this is yucky, Mom!"), I think we've finally got it nailed down. Evidently, their tender little palates prefer whole wheat toast (but only lightly toasted) with the edges cut off and just a little bit of sugar-free raspberry jelly, a thin slice of block sharp cheddar cheese, and an unseasoned over-medium brown egg. Frozen orange juice from concentrate with just a dash of cranberry juice mixed in seals the deal.

Uh-huh. That's right. They're monsters!!!

[But they ate it all up. :) ]


Anonymous said...

wow that sounds very different, but hey they love it!!!

Sonya said...

Ewwwww.... but the most important thing is that they like it AND eat it! YAY for that!

saia and chago said...

Agreed. As long as it's not slimy, green and moldy, it's negotiable. :)