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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This Morning's Breakfast


What did you have breakfast this morning?

My mother would make sure we had breakfast each morning before we would go to school. I can't remember a morning when there wasn't a pot of hot cereal (Quaker Oats, Ralston, Cream of Wheat) on the stove. If we had cold cereal, it would be the "healthy" kind, i.e. Cheerios, Wheat Chex and the like (no sugar coated stuff). Often, we would not have time to sit down to eat...so, before I'd fly out the door, my mother would hand me a glass of a concoction she whirled up in the blender..a precursor to Jamba Juice.

So... this is what I ate for breakfast this morning....

....ruby red grapefruit from Indian River in Florida... so sweet, there was no need to add a dab of brown sugar. ... a dollop of the most deee-lish honey on a thin slice of whole wheat toast....mmm...fresh squeezed tangerine juice in a glass from DZ's mother..hot chocolate...sliced bananas atop spiced pecan cereal from Costco ..... I am ready to go!

So...
be sure to eat a good breakfast....
each and every morning....
it is your fuel
to get going
and....
it is a good way....
to start the day.

9 comments:

GwennyMac said...

It does remind me of many many breakfasts we had before heading off to Stevens Creek Elementary. I loved biting into the grapefruit...mmmmm!)

Janet said...

I remember when we came to visit your family - I was just a little girl and Aunt Patty made hot cereal for breakfast. Out of all the Price Utah clan I was the only one who did not eat hot cereal. In fact, I would trade my cereal to my siblings . . I would do chores if they would eat my cereal. So back to our visit, I did NOT want to eat the cereal Aunt Patty made, but I couldn't trade off my bowl so I had to sit at the table forever! But sweet Aunt Patty finally let me leave the table, hot cereal still untouched.

Natalie said...

I had french toast and a grapefruit. I bought a huge bag of them from Costco. SO SO SO Yummy! We have been eating them like crazy.

My mom takes after Oma, then. While growing up, Mom Judy always made sure something slid down the throat (smoothie, juice or toast) before flying out the door.

Judy said...

Everything you say is true..That was a lot of work and a great example of a true mother. If only more parents would feed their kids rather than relying on the schools they would be as healthy as us PRICES!

Jeanette said...

Mmmmm... it's 10:22 p.m. and now I'm hungry for breakfast!

Anonymous said...

No pains, no gains...................................................

Susan said...

Hey, I have one of those juice glasses! So cute! What a yummy breakfast, too. Sometimes I have blackberries on my cereal, sometimes both berries and bananas--yum! Have you ever tried stirring frozen blueberries into your oatmeal? Really good too!

Packet of Seeds said...

Great idea Susan! I will try it this morning.

Molly said...

I am sitting here eating oatmeal. Not packet oatmeal, but the boring stuff made on the stove. I decided it was healthier. I couldn't think of anything to add to it but a little honey and cinnamon to make it edible. As I take my very last bites, I scrolled down to see this picture. Bananas! Silly me. I have a banana in the kitchen and didn't think to use it with my oatmeal. That would have mad it even better! I guess I'll do that next time. Thanks for the inspiration!

PS--I love cream of wheat with some maple syrup. That reminds me of breakfast growing up. I think we ate cream of wheat whenever the cereal ran out and the next paycheck hadn't arrived. :)