Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I'm sure every mom gets asked the question, "What do you feed your kids for....?". We are always looking for a great meal that doesn't require a fight.

Breakfast is one meal I love making for my kids. And I love to have it ready in the morning to just heat and serve. I'm not a huge fan of cereal b/c I don't think it fills them up enough and there usually isn't alot of protein. So finding recipes that have milk, eggs, and some fruit is always helpful.

I figured I'd offer a few of our household favorites. If you have any favorites of your own, please feel free to comment and share. I am always looking for new ideas as well.

Waffles - These were delicious. I tried them out last week and I think next time I'm going to substitute half the butter for applesauce and try it out with whole wheat flour.

Baked Oatmeal - Lily loves this one. Eloise does too but it's not her favorite. I make it the night before, let it sit in the fridge and cook it in the morning. It's not bar like at all, still mushy like oatmeal. I mix it with milk to soften in the morning.

Banana Muffins
- This is not low in fat or sugar. I lower the sugar a bit to make them not so sweet. I've also made them with 1/2 whole wheat flour and they turn out great. If I make them in the afternoon they turn into a great afternoon snack as well.

Egg and cheese omelets - I have no recipe for this one. I figure you can all manage :) With a slice of buttered toast -- yum!

Cinnamon rolls - These are a weekend treat and a family favorite on all holiday's.

1 - cantelope size ball of dough from the Bread in 5 minutes a day - you are making this right? It's delicious.
1 1/2 sticks of butter - divided
2 T milk
1 1/2 C brown sugar - divided
1 large box cook and serve Vanilla pudding
1 C. chopped pecans
1 TBLS Cinnamon

1. In small sauce pan melt 1 stick butter, milk, 1 c brown sugar and vanilla pudding until just melted. Set aside, but keep warm
2. Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4 in. thick.
3. Soften 1/2 stick butter and spread across surface of dough. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Roll up like a jelly roll and cut into 2 inch slices.
4. Pour sauce into 9x13 greased pan and top with pecans. Place 2 inch slices in pan. Cover with plastic wrap and set in fridge overnight.
5. Bake 350 for 30 - 35 minutes until browned. Turn over onto cookie sheet and let cool.

Have fun making breakfast!


Julie said...

Meals have been SUCH a struggle at our house lately. I feel like she doesn't like much of anything (except yogurt and broccoli) Dinner is the toughest, I guess because we're just getting home and she's tired and hungry. She gave up the bottle about a week and a half ago so now I feel even more pressure to get her a nutritious and filling meal before she goes to bed! I keep hoping it will get better when she gets more teeth, she still only has two on the bottom so I can see how eating some things isn't too fun.

I LOVE the 5-minute a day bread! I haven't tried to make anything else with it yet, but I just printed your recipe and will definitely try it in the next couple of weeks.

amanda said...

yes - that question is a constant in my mind!! i love that you shared and i can't wait to give some of these a try! especially the cinnamon rolls - i think i am getting that book for mothers day!!

kate said...

Julie - yogurt and broccoli are pretty good. But I understand the struggle in getting them to eat. That age is hard too b/c it's constantly changing. Next week I'll try to post more ideas for dinner and lunch that my kids like. Maybe it will give you some ideas.

amanda - it's the best book ever. SO easy.

Allikaye's Mama said...

Yes! You rock my socks!!

Shelby said...

yummmmm...great ideas!