We are officially four weeks from when school gets back in session.
While I do love the lazy days of summer and all the traveling we have done, there are things about school that I look forward to as well.
For example, on August 16th we will start the Harry Potter series on Audible. We listen to it on the way to school (school is a half hour drive for us since I am a teacher and they go to my school) and by mid-October we finish up the series. It works out perfectly because very shortly after we finish Harry Potter, we get into full Christmas mode.
I love the football games and I am already looking forward to seeing my students.
I think this is pretty accurate:
Yet, as I start to think about school, I know I want to do better in the food department. That’s bad of me to say- after all, I am the culinary teacher.
Starting today though, for the next four weeks I am bringing you ideas for things that I want to try this year. Starting with breakfast, so here are my top ten foods I want to make to make our morning routine run a little bit smoother:
1. Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Roll Ups
This is a simple idea and would be easy to make, especially if the sausage or bacon and eggs were pre-cooked. Do them the night before while making dinner and then all you have to do is assemble it in the morning, put them in the pre-heated oven, and set a timer for fifteen minutes while you go about doing your other morning duties.
Way to go, Pillsbury!
2. Blueberry Muffin in a Mug
I am always down for making foods in mugs. My God-mother taught me how to make eggs in a mug when I was little and I have a cookbook that has the cake in a mug where that page is so creased it’s almost falling out! So, why not take ninety seconds and make breakfast in a mug?
See the recipe at Five Heart Home.
3. Freezer Breakfast
This is one you would make a big batch of and freeze, then pop it out the night before you’re ready to eat them. This way you can heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave and go about your business.
Make it for yourself by heading over to Damn Delicious.
Okay, so I am not going to lie- I have a deep loath of cold stuff and popsicles are on that list. I do realize though that this is just me and my kids are not me. I also recognize that school starts during the hottest month of the year where, in Texas, mornings can still be over 80 degrees.
That is why these cereal popsicles are on my list of things to make for the girls.
5. Mimi’s Sausage Bread
Very similar to number one except this one uses farm fresh sausage and I know would instantly be a hit in our house because my oldest requests it all the time anyway. Be sure to check out the post here.
6. Overnight Maple, Brown Sugar Oatmeal
I hate to admit that I have yet to try overnight oats. Mark my word though, this year will be different and I might just start with this delicious recipe that I found here.
7. Easy Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
From the ever-popular Sally’s Baking Addiction, I knew this one had to be added to the list. You can customize it anyway you want but, for me, getting in those extra vegetables is very important so I might make mine look just as pretty as hers.
8. Crispy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Burrito
I am all for the breakfast burritos but this crispy one from meatloaf and melodrama look down right amazing. The crunch factor makes me want to bite into it more!
9. Chocolate Chip Churro Poptarts
The great thing about pop tarts is you really can customize them anyway you want. You don’t have to stick to the traditional flavors. Afterall, Gringalicious came up with this recipe based off of the infamous churros. Healthy or sweet, it’s all up to you. This is a great make ahead and warm up at breakfast recipe!
10. Make Ahead Fruit Parfaits
Given that making yogurt is so easy, this one would go over well with myself and my girls. The only thing I would do different though is put the granola in a separate container so it doesn’t get soggy! This recipe can be found at Thirty Handmade Days.
Be sure to pin this post using this pretty collage I made 😉 And have a great start to the 2018-2019 school year!