No pictures of breakfast from this week, but here’s some fruit we will be having for breakfasts next week (complete Snowpacolypse project #1, a banana cozy).
S had a short week, and I had some leftover oatmeal from last week, so we only had 4 weekday breakfasts to prepare. We each had two days of bagels and cream cheese and strawberry banana smoothies. I’ll evaluate each with this rating system:
**** Great! Easy, delicious, and filling. This is now a staple.
*** Good. There are some issues that may prevent this from being a staple.
** Meh. It meets some of the criteria, but could take it or leave it. Doubtful we’ll try it again.
* Never. Again.
Bagels and cream cheese ***
Although delicious, filling, and easy to prepare, the logistics are tough. We don’t have good access to acceptable bagels, and I never did perfect making my own. I also have work issues: cutting and toasting at work are problematic. So while this is probably one of my favorite foods on earth, a good weekday bfast it does not make.
Strawberry Banana Smoothies ****
Four stars with the caveat that cold winter mornings are perhaps not the best time to hold a cold yogurty drink. We used frozen strawberries that were picked over the summer for just this purpose, and they were so delicious. It also transports pretty well for me; I have a small Nalgene bottle that holds a perfect amount to keep me full until lunch. S can actually suck his down during his mad dash out the door. A big downside is cleaning the blender. We don’t run the dishwasher every day, so unless we’re only having one smoothie day a week, someone has to clean it by hand which, although really not that hard, is a huge deterrent.