Mama E got me thinking about breakfast foods after the shake post and I have to admit that I get in a huge breakfast and lunch rut with the girls. I still look back at my mom and think she was brilliant for having a different, hot breakfast scheduled for every day of the week. Thinking back, I never remember it changing.
Mondays - poached eggs and toast
Wednesdays - oatmeal and cinnamon rolls
Thursdays - omelets
Fridays - cream of wheat or cocoa wheat
Saturdays - waffles
Sunday- Dad cooked
We always went to school with breakfast in our bellies and I now look back and admire my mom for getting up, getting ready, and preparing this for us before she went to work. I even have friends who ask if we still have waffles on Saturdays (memories from spending the night) and my dad even made breakfast for my bridal party the morning that we got married (it was a Saturday, so he made waffles, of course!).
I feel so fortunate that I get to stay home and raise my girls...therefore, I really don't have any excuse that my breakfasts and lunches are so...boring.
This morning, I was cooking and Elizabeth peaked over the counter and yelled, "Yay! Toast!"
Which leads me into the fact that I am eternally fired up for the $5 dinner mom's NEW breakfast and lunch cookbook! I LOVE this woman and found her through a link for her baked oatmeal (which was a lifesaver during a particularly picky eating spell by my daughter). I have learned so much through her shopping and cooking tips and have really saved our family a ton of money. I use her meal planning calendar and probably reference her dinner cookbook at least twice a week.
She is easy to read and has a great sense of humor. I don't think the cookbook will be out by Christmas, but here is the link to pre-order it and you could always print off the picture to stick in a Christmas card for someone. Or you could order the dinner cookbook, which I highly recommend.