Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Frozen waffles/pancakes [a quick school morning breakfast]

The other day my husband and I were perusing the frozen food section at our local superstore, amazed [and disgusted] at the vast array of frozen options.  There are peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, pastries, and even biscuits with sausage gravy on the inside [um, gross].  "Microwave to your heart's content!," screamed the brightly colored boxes of chemically derived products.  If we are so busy that we can't make our own PB&Js, there's more than one issue at hand.

With a little planning, breakfast doesn't have to be so hard.  You definitely don't have to sacrifice money and nutrition to get a great meal in your kids [and yourself] each morning.  It is, after all, the most important part of the day. 

Here's a great idea to try out.  On Saturday morning, when you're probably already making waffles or pancakes, make a double batch.  Seperate them on a sheet pan lined with parchment and let them cool.  Then freeze until solid.  Pack them into ziploc bags after they've been frozen; this will keep them from sticking together.  Then on a busy morning, all you have to do is pop them into the toaster and there you have it, breakfast!  Pair it with a boiled egg that you cooked the night before and you've got a balanced--not to mention quick--breakfast.

For some great pancake and waffle recipes, check out Joy's breakfast section.  Your life will never be the same.  Also, for a great bulk pancake mix to keep on hand, you've got to check this out. 

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