The 4 Moms are talking breakfasts today and I thought I would put in my 2 cents worth as well. Join them over at Raising Olives, Life in a Shoe, Smockity Frocks and The Common Room.
Breakfasts are fairly easy around here these days as I don't cook them! Yes, I have trained my children to handle breakfast cooking around here! Really, it is very nice and one day you too, can have children who will cook breakfast for you IF you take the time to work with them in the kitchen and let them have the freedom to experiment and make messes. Just make sure you teach them to clean up as well. I'm still working on a few of them and constantly repeat the mantra that I heard as a teen working at McDonald's, "CLEAN AS YOU GO! " It really does make a difference!
Several years ago we adopted a menu plan for our breakfasts and we have since diverged from it, but the same plan covers the basics.
Sundays-cinnamon rolls--Devin (22) now makes these every few weeks and freezes them.
Mondays-homemade muffins and eggs
Tuesdays -toast and cereal--(toasted bread, bagels or English muffins along with granola or grits)
Wednesdays-waffles and bacon or sausage (currently discontinued as our Belgian waffle maker broke)
Thursdays-toast and cereal
Fridays -pancakes and bacon or sausage
Saturdays-homemade biscuits, bacon or sausage, eggs and grits
This is the general plan, but the kids are free to change if the mood swings them. No mixes are used and we even make our own homemade syrup. My Granny always made what she called Hot Syrup with just sugar and water, but ours is flavored with maple and vanilla. Here's the recipe!
3 cups of sugar
1 1/2 cups of water
Bring the sugar water to a boil. Add a teaspoon of vanilla and/or maple flavoring. You can also add a tablespoon or two of molasses. Let boil for just a few minutes. Overcooking will result in stringy syrup!! We keep leftover syrup in a pint jar in the fridge and just reheat for another day.