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The Most Important Meal {A Fresh Start}

{ Fresh Start Series:  Make a (Menu) Plan [3] ~ Get Moving [4] ~ The Family Dinner [5] ~ Lighten Up [6] ~ Go to Bed With a Clean Slate [7] ~ Just Say No [8] ~ Use It Up [9] ~ Unplug [10] ~ Do Over [11] ~  Hydrate [12]~ Smile [13] ~  Snack Smart [14] ~ First, Gratitude [15] }

A Fresh Start ~  from AmysFinerThings.com

I warned you at the beginning of this series that I’d be bringing up several topics in preach to myself mode.  Oh, yes.  Mama needs to remember to smile! to get moving! to lighten up! to wash the dadgum dishes before going to bed!   It’s good to have a fresh start.

Starting our day with a hearty breakfast, though?  I’m on it.  I’ve long believed in eating Breakfast Like a King [16], and can clearly remember getting up plenty early to make myself pancakes even as a teenager.  (Yep.  I’m weird.)  Mostly because I can’t function on an empty stomach and don’t expect my family to either, I try to send everyone off with a decent meal each morning.  We eat through about 5 dozen eggs each week.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole

If we’re in a hurry we opt for homemade granola [17] or oatmeal with raisins or other toppings.  If I’m really on my game, I may even have breakfast sandwiches [18] or breakfast burritos [19] in the freezer or thawing in the fridge.  Overnight breakfast casserole [20]is another favorite, and every time I make it I wonder why I don’t do it more often!

This morning it was simply fried eggs and hashbrowns [21].  I forgot to slice up some pears, and well, out of sight out of mind, I guess.

If you’re wanting to make a fresh start with your breakfast routine, but don’t know where to begin and don’t have any time to spare in the mornings, maybe making breakfast at night would work for your family?  Prepare something ahead of time for grab and go convenience.  Burritos, sandwiches, even smoothies [22] can be prepared ahead and frozen.  Then just eat them like ice cream, or thaw overnight in the fridge if you prefer drinking consistency.

The box of cereal?  Yep, we still have that (most of the time) for “emergencies,” and we aren’t afraid to use it!  We just don’t often have to with a little planning ahead.  (Truth?  My kids enjoy cereal ~ okay, fine, so do I ~ , and I do let them eat it sometimes, but mostly as a snack.  Not for breakfast.)

How do you make sure you get a hearty breakfast in everyone to start the day?