I don’t mean the special ones or Sunday ones (waffles, scones, frittatas, biscuits, etc–more on those later).
What about ordinary breakfasts?
During the week, I eat oatmeal or steel cut oats nearly every day. (Tip on cooking steel cut oats: start the night before to cut the cooking time. For two people, I put 1/2 cup of steel cut oats in a cooking pot and pour two cups of boiling water over it. Give a quick stir and cover with a lid. In the morning, it’s ready to cook the rest of the way, in 5 or 10 minutes.)
It would be a pretty boring eating oats day after day –were it not for fruit. I top the oats with some flax (fiber and nutty flavor), a nice dollop of yogurt, some fruit and a sprinkling of nuts.
That brings me back to those Italian prunes or plums.
I had some left over after Zwetchgenkuchen, so I cut them, cooked them with a little sugar, (and cinnamon and lemon zest) and then had a lovely sauce to brighten drab oatmeal.
Actually, I think oatmeal is pretty good, the way I make it. (Although, if it had equivalent nutritional value, I’d probably just eat buttered toast every morning.)
I’m curious, readers. What do you eat for (ordinary) breakfast? Are you happy with your breakfasts or do you long for something more appealing…..?
Leave me a comment and let me know!