I’ve started a bad pattern in our marriage. Let me explain.
I am an annoying, perky morning person. Vore is not. Perhaps related is the fact that he’s never been a huge breakfast eater. Before we married, his weekday standard was a Greek yogurt eaten at his desk, which often left him hungry mid-morning.
You know I wasn’t having that.
I am usually up first in the morning. I work until I hear the shower click on, then I take a few minutes to put a decent breakfast together for my man.
I send him out the door with a kiss and a cup of coffee. June Cleaver? I’d like to think so. He eats whatever I made while he sits in traffic. Care to see a sampling of a week?
Sunday: Pancakes, strawberries and bacon (@home)
Monday: Ezekiel muffin, almond butter, banana and honey
Tuesday: Biscuit with chicken and cheese, honey crisp
Wednesday: Egg and pancetta sandwich, raspberries
Thursday: Egg and cheese quesadilla, figs
Friday: Oatmeal muffin with cheese, banana
Saturday:Vore’s favorite weekend oats (@home)
Did the smiley face get you? Those are blueberries, removed prior to eating. I’m hilarious.
Beyond the meals you see above, I’ve also been known to pull out pita pockets and smoothies. I often use leftovers from the night before, like the biscuit I made to go with Monday supper. The kicker? Not one of these meals took more than 15 minutes to prep. And they’ve got a lot more staying power than a 100 calorie Greek yogurt.
Yes, I know making a hot breakfast will be harder when we have kids. But right now, it’s a small thing I love doing to make my man’s commute more pleasant. It’s a bonus that his stomach isn’t grumbling an hour after he eats.
Who preps breakfast in your family? What’s your favorite quick/portable meal?