"That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed." Titus 2:4-5

Friday, July 16, 2010

Homemaking Tip: Breakfast Menu

Don't run away...this is NOT as scary as it sounds!  It is really quite simple and freeing.  Grab a piece of paper and write down the days of the week.  Beside each day of the week, write a breakfast.  Depending on your season of life, you can make this as simple or as complicated as you would like.  If you have small children and/or a baby, don't stress yourself out!  If you need to write "Cheerios" 5 times, then just do it. I like to think in terms of nutrition. Then write it all neatly on a chart and post it in your kitchen.  This can be the breakfast menu for every week, and you can tweak it occasionally to your liking.  Having a menu will bring a sense of order to your mornings.  And, if you have a baby and you're up during the night, train your oldest child to check the menu and start breakfast for you!  Some simple nutritious breakfast ideas are: scrambled eggs and toast, freezer waffles, oatmeal, cold cereal and fruit, pancakes.  If you want to add to them, you can throw in bacon or sausage, hashbrowns, or fruit. Tip: if you are more of a night person than a morning person, try doing some of the prep the night before.

Here is a sample of what our breakfast menu looks like:

Sunday- cereal and fruit
Monday- waffles and bacon
Tuesday- boiled eggs and toast
Wednesday- cereal, toast, applesauce
Thursday-pancakes and strawberries
Friday- cereal and fruit
Saturday-waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns

Don't forget to make sure all the ingredients that you need get on your shopping list.  :)

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