Happy morning! Breakfasts aren’t quite the same big event they once used to be. Back in the days before baby, I used to LOVE my breakfast ritual: brew the coffee, spend time making something special, enjoy it slowly it with an episode of House Hunters or a good magazine. Perhaps some blog reading. Even in the days when I worked and had to be somewhere early, I made breakfast something special.
These days it’s quite chaotic. Preschool days especially. I am up and down constantly, grabbing milk or a towel to wipe hands or picking up spilled oatmeal off the floor. Yes, I still make stove-top oatmeal and French toast and pancakes, but I do long for the days when breakfast could be savored. It’s really a miracle that I have managed to take a photo everyday!
This breakfast is a good example of a quick morning. I heated up some toast for carbs, added some nut butter for fat and had a Siggi’s for protein. Done and done.
Overnight oats are still a quick morning favorite! If I remember to make them… These were pumpkin, yogurt, oats, milk and banana in the last bit of my Good Spread Peanut Butter jar. Man was that stuff good!
Eggs/toast/fruit – this is the easiest breakfast for me to make these days because I can get Mazen started on one component before finishing the others. I put the toast in and get out the eggs, then give him his fruit to eat while the eggs cook. I also enjoy the variety myself!
Oatmeal does pop on the menu quite frequently, and M loves it. He can throw back some oats! This was pumpkin oats with banana and chia seeds and some chocolate Nutty’s butter! Another one I’m loving these days.
Lastly – it was pancake morning. Compared to preschool days, Fridays (when I don’t have to be at the gym until 10) feel luxurious! I’m not looking forward to the days when school starts before 8am… we will all have to go to bed early again. Pumpkin pancakes (can you tell we went through a can of pumpkin this week!) with clementines dancing around.
Can someone please remind me never to buy a canned soup again? I got a chicken chili from Whole Foods (365 brand) that was just soooo meh. I need to make a big pot and freeze individual portions! Or even better…maybe I could can them for quicker reheating…hmmm… I also had a pear to round out this lunch.
Leftover green curry shrimp + noodles! This, on the other hand, was delicious!
As was the Cook Smarts fish chowder! Gobbled up with a grapefruit on the side.
Next up was a salad with Bar Harbor sardine on top plus cheese and almonds and an olive oil dressing. Gotta get in those sardines!
And finally…lunch at a friend’s house! She made turkey chili that was amazing along with salads topped with artichokes and avocados.
Plus freshly baked S’mores cookies (Averie’s recipe!) I ate mine with a spoon – SO gooey good!
Awesome dinners this week thanks to Cook Smarts!!
Marinated chicken thighs with Brussels sprouts and brown rice. Pretty tasty!
THIS soup was amazing! Green curry with shrimp, mushrooms and udon noodles. I love green curry paste! Rocky Mountain Sriracha on top.
And a Brazilian fish chowder that was one of my favorite Cook Smarts meals ever. We used cod and red pepper and mixed brown rice in. I LOVED the flavor of this soup!
Finally…easy night was J&P BBQ from the freezer with salads and Popeye bread on the side.
That wraps up my week! Hope yours was delicious too. Happy 26th!