Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Since school has started I have felt guilty about my kids not eating a healthy breakfast. I haven't felt bad enough to get up at 5 a.m. and make a hot breakfast before oldest heads off to early morning seminary, just bad enough to feel lame. I found some recipes for healthy egg muffins (like mini muffin shaped omelets) and breakfast casseroles, but so far haven't had the gumption to actually prepare said items the night before. I guess we have the entire school year ahead of us (I rationalize hopefully). Last night I did try making oatmeal in our peachy keen rice cooker. It was so easy and totally worked out, surprisingly enough. I tried steel cut oats because oldest loves oatmeal, but I hate to feed them the instant variety. It shouldn't even be called oatmeal. Maybe just sugar coated oatmeal likenesses. Just call it what it is: dessert. Speaking of which I came downstairs yesterday and my two younger girls had just eaten two pop tarts each (!!!) for breakfast. I know there are two in the package, but that doesn't mean you eat two. And I know that they are touted as being breakfast foods, but they are so not a great start to your day. And I know I shouldn't even have them in the house, but I had a coupon AND they were on sale and I thought they might make a nice TREAT sometime, but I certainly didn't intend for them to be the first things on the stomachs of my precious little ones who then have to go out into the world and think thoughts of all things. Hence the guilt. And we have now come full circle.