September is a funny month to me, and I’ll tell you why. I feel like it’s another “new year”. In fact, in my life I have three “new years” within one calendar year: January 1st, January 21st, and Whatever Day School Starts. Let me explain.
I am a big fan of resolutions. December 31st usually finds me curled up with a brand new notebook, mechanical pencil, and a mug of mexican hot chocolate; furiously scribbling down my ambitious resolutions. And because my resolutions are just that–ambitious–I usually stumble right out of the gate; that is until January 21st–my birthday. While you may think January is a really crappy month for a birthday–think again. I always take that grand day to rewire my January 1st resolutions and recover from what is usually a false start. On January 21st, I really get going. My year proceeds smoothly until the summer chaos undoes every habit I’ve worked so hard to acquire. Until school starts. That’s right folks, the first day of school is yet another New Years Day in my book. I always have new goals, plans and projects that I implement on the first day of school; which is why I’m excited about this week. School starts on August 21st. This year is rather sad for me because my youngest, Pops, is starting kindergarten. I am at a crossroads in my life and scared to death about it. But until I’m ready to face that little issue, I’ll think about food. I am revamping my girls’ hot breakfast rotation. Now, you know I am a Hot Breakfast Fanatic. Really, I hate cold cereal more than life itself and think of it as my mortal enemy. I hate, hate, hate it–as a breakfast that is. After school snack–totally acceptable. My hot breakfasts consist of four choices:
1. Eggs and toast
3. Cream of Wheat
4. Waffles or pancakes
That’s it. I don’t make anything else. My girls have informed me in no uncertain terms that they are sick of the rotation. So what amazing hot breakfast am I missing? What could I make in a limited amount of time that would knock their socks off? Help me, and happy new year.