Breakfast on long holiday weekends is something I really look forward to. After eating on the run during the week, I appreciate being able to take the time and savor this meal. And brunch with a Cheese, Bacon and Tomato Strata fits that bill perfectly. Add some fruit, coffee and a Bloody Mary bar, and you pretty much just wrapped up the best hostess award. People can sleep a little later, read the paper over a couple cups of coffee, and just relax. What a fabulous treat for out of town guests!
I initially made these No Bake Granola Bites for my daughter. Since she can’t eat a lot of commercially-produced granola products due to her peanut allergy, I wanted to create a kid-friendly snack with a good balance of protein, carbs and the perfect dose of chocolate for her never-ending sweet tooth. I even snuck in some ground flax seed to the ingredient list to amp up the nutritional value. I patted myself on the back thinking what a good mom I was for creating a special treat for my daughter. And then what happened?
School starts for us on Tuesday, and it is going to be a shell-shocker in my house. It is now time to wake up with an alarm clock, follow a schedule and eat breakfast before walking out the door to catch the bus. Sounds simple, right? All of it is for us right up to the breakfast point. One of my biggest battles with my daughter is breakfast. She doesn’t like to eat breakfast, and there wasn’t anything that sold her on it until the Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie arrived.
My husband had a business meeting a few weeks ago and wasn’t home for dinner. In our house that usually means one of two things: the kids and I go out to eat, or we have breakfast for dinner. Since breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, you can guess how I voted. Although there was some initial disagreement about what we do, there wasn’t a single complaint after I made these Blueberry Cornmeal Pancakes.
Does anyone out there actually receive breakfast in bed on Mother’s Day? I think it’s a lovely idea in theory, but it doesn’t work in reality, at least for me. I’m too worried about balancing the tray and spilling all over myself and the sheets to actually enjoy the fact that someone made breakfast for me…is that weird? Maybe. Whatever it is, I’d much rather cozy up on the couch in my comfy clothes, leisurely read the Sunday paper and saunter into the kitchen when breakfast is ready. But if I’m being honest, I have been known to skip the sauntering part and hover near the table when breakfast consists of these super yummy Cheesy Ham and Spinach Egg Cups!
I have a secret to share with you that will make you the star of the family: Baked Mexican Chocolate Donuts. Um, hello? Who wouldn’t have a smile on their face when they wake up to the smell of chocolate wafting through the house and then walk into the kitchen to see these chocolate donuts waiting for them? These have been on my bucket list to try for quite awhile, and I was inspired when Kristin at Dine and Dish made chocolate donuts, and they looked sooo good.