And the survey says!


Disclaimer: This cute ? little schoolgirl with the evil smile is NOT me. I don’t know who she is but she looks to me like the kind that would put strychnine in the well! I just found her oddly amusing when I was perusing old stock photos on a website I LOVE. I do however think the rickity rack on her puffy sleeve dress is a-dorable!

With school starting up again my thoughts turn to breakfast. My mom used to get up at the crack of dawn and fix these elaborate breakfasts for us before school. Well as a homeschooling mom who quite frankly thinks cereal is a fine breakfast most mornings, I wonder what others put in front of their kiddos in the mornings. Benjamin is on a cinnamon toast kick right now. The kind you make under the broiler and the cinnamon/sugar gets all yummy and caramelized. YUMMMM. He also will eat the heck out of grits…any day, any time. The girls almost always eat cereal. So here’s your survey question:

What do you feed your family on a weekday? If you don’t have children, what do you eat for your breakfast?

My answer: cereal, grits, toast and I usually have yogurt topped with some grapenuts or homemade granola, and coffee…LOTS of coffee.

We do have a blowout breakfast every now and again. The first few days Husband is back home I do it up right. He needs to get his strength back so he can cook for us! Plus the man is hungry when he gets back home and needs some serious protein-rich meals. At holidays he always cooks his famous sausage-egg-cheese thing for the whole crowd. Waving at you Michelle, cause I think y’all liked it too even if you did have to have catsup!!! The man can cook. Oldest son is here with Wild Man Sam for the weekend and he said last night he really didn’t know anyone that could cook like his Dad. “Not that you aren’t a good cook Mom. But dang, Dad is unbelievable.” Awwww, isn’t he a nice boy? This conversation took place over salmon patties I whipped up. I know he was thinking if Dad were here we’d be eating some sort of gourmet salmon concoction. But the salmon patties were good. My Mom had specifically asked for them and she really enjoyed them.

Tonight…what to cook? I think I will ask her what sounds good to her. At this point in her illness she is still able to enjoy food so I like to defer to her wants. There will come a time before long I am afraid that just getting her to eat anything will be an accomplishment. She told me she is calling her dr on Monday morning and telling him she needs something new for pain. I knew these days were coming but I still dreaded them. And it is only going to get worse. Okay enough of that! I have lots to be happy about. So let me be!

Oh…picked up two new apron patterns at Wal-mart last night. CUTE CUTE. Also ordered one from Shabby Fabrics. This one. I have to try and get some sewing done soon. I am doing some aprons for Christmas gifts and need to get on it. I will try to get you a recipe posted later today. Have a SUPER Saturday!

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Hmmmm……I hate doing breakfast I have to say. Most days here the kids eat cereal and they are A-OK with that. Every once in a while, and usually on a Saturday I make pancakes, eggs and bacon. We actually have that for dinner more than for breakfast. The kids also eat eggs and toast, or just peanut butter toast. I also sometimes make cinnamon roll dough in my breadmaker the night before, roll them out and refrigerate until morning. They LOVE that.

I mostly have coffee, sometimes with a little fruit and/or toast. I don’t need much more than coffee. :-)

Oh! I just found your blog and it’s presh! Love it! I have that exact little girl picture in my files too! Isn’t she adorable? While I don’t homeschool I am afraid that I do subscribe to the “No Cereal” club and my girls don’t eat it for breakfast. I was raised by my gramma who made us a hot breakfast every day and I think it hearkens back to those days.

So here’s what they had last week for breakfast:
Monday: Oatmeal with toast and butter
Tuesday: Mini pancakes with scrambled egg
Wednesday: Peanut butter toast with orange slices
Thursday: French toast
Friday: Oatmeal again but with chocolate chips sprinkled on top this time!

No kids at home these days. My five were cereal kids on school days…weekends? pancakes, eggs…and the like. My DH liked to buy a dozen donuts for them on Saturday…
My breakfast these days consists of one banana sliced into a bowl with a half cup of cheerios..and a little skim milk…EVERY DAY! I am a creature of habit. Coffee, of course…lots of it!

I am NOT a morning person..I must be up and moving but I try not to do alot of thinking in the morning..haha I get myself set up for the morning the night before. The kids love cold cereal (I don’t) and eat it maybe 3 days a week, we have hot cereal of some sort (my favorites are rolled oats, malt o meal and grits) and then at least one day I do either breakfast burritos or homemade McMuffins or bacon and eggs or something like that. My husband works every other saturday so we do big old country breakfasts on the ones he is home. I can never manage a big one on Sundays..we go to church at 9am and I am just not that good with 4 kids to get ready and a cow to milk. I do “breakfast for supper” every once in awhile..always a big hit.
As for me..I have either toast or oatmeal for breakfast every day usually. Toast if I get called to sub at the I am running out the door, or oatmeal if I am home and have time.
The apron pattern you got is so cute!

First, I love that apron pattern. I think I must have it.

Second, as for breakfast – I’m also a homeschooling mom and I’m NOT a morning person. The kids always have either toast, cereal, homemade muffins of some sort, instant oatmeal or leftovers from the previous night’s supper. I always have 2 pieces of whole wheat toast with butter and a huge (32 oz.) cup of iced tea. Then, I have more tea.


Well, we have weetbix or toast or ricies & cocoa pops (NZ cereals and breads), either way my kids love to add fruit so they start off with a healthy breakfast. I’ve visited tack o rama, they have some beaut stuff do’nt they?

Auntie M.

Just one child at home and he makes his own weird breakfast. Mine? Poached egg, toast & COFFEE (in capital letters) or oatmeal, toast & COFFEE or fruit, yogurt & COFFEE. Detect a theme here?

I think my kids think better with breakfast, so we have cheesy scrambled eggs and a sausage patty. Then we either have a bowl of granola or muffins. Sometimes a bagel.

It takes a total of 15 minutes to make breakfast…unless we are having muffins, then it is 20 minutes.

Ain’t nothin’ wrong with cereal!

I grew up on cereal for breakfast but my husband came from a dairy farm where every morning after milking, his dad would make eggs and bacon or trail bologna, and toast.

The tradition has carried into our lives. Though I don’t go to those extremes every day, it’s usually something hot for my kidders (6, 5 and 15 months). Oatmeal is the favorite, followed closely by scrambled eggs and toast. Like Aunt Jenny posted earlier, we do have breakfast for supper a couple of times a month. And I’m blessed with a hubby “chef” too … his Saturday morning breakfasts include Dutch babies and sausage, eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc. Hmmm. It’s 8 a.m. I’m getting hungry!

Sometimes we will do cereal (organic honey nut o’s, organic almond and vanilla crunch and such), sometimes grits, sometimes oatmeal, sometimes eggs, sometimes, pancakes, sometimes bagels and sometimes fruit. I like to switch it up so they are not eating the same thing over and over and over again. When daddy is home sometimes we will do a big breakfast with eggs, sausage, gravy and toast. Most morning I will grab a bagel or nothing at all. It depends on how busy I am! A good breakfast for them and then we hit the books. :)


Hi! Those sausage scrambled eggs ARE GOOD! Shannon ate the heck out of them. And yes, I eat ketchup on a bunch of things. When I was little pancakes were another weird thing but I couldn’t even bear to think of it now that I am grown. And I only like ketchup on the scrambled type of eggs.
Your blanket is to cute, she really has a gift at being crafty.
I am hoping to see you on Tuesday to bring you your gift, I cannot wait to give it to you.
I may come out Tuesday morning if you are going to be around… by morning I mean late morning.
And everyone, she isn’t kidding , that Jerry can cook up a storm. But don’t let her fool you, she is a very good cook herself!