Bored with breakfast at home.
- hooliganyouth Apr 16, 2007 12:56 PM
What do you guys do when breakfast gets dull?
I've done granola bars, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, breakfast tacos of all sorts, shakes, toast, etc., etc. to death. Heck I've even eaten soba for breakfast.
I only have a limited amount of time to cook and eat before I leave for work so I can't be making waffles from scratch.
I can't believe I am responding to your post - breakfast for me is 99% of the time toast and coffee. BUT, once in a while I do make pancake or waffle batter on Sunday and use it during the week (really, early in the week). Or, make waffles and freeze them. Then pop in the toaster on a weekday. So you can make waffles from scratch.
Lately I've been making fried egg on English muffin sandwiches, either with Canadian bacon or pancetta. Pancetta is perfect for this type of thing, it just plops right on top of the egg.
Prep time is less than 5 minutes, usually I end up waiting for the muffins to finish toasting. Egg and meat in the same pan. It's cheap too, a good hot breakfast everyday of the week for about $7: $1.25 for muffins, 3.50 for meat, 2.50ish for 1/2 dozen good eggs.
I can only speak from my experience, but the mornings after I have made sushi for dinner are the mornings that my 14 year old shrieks with enthusiasm over breakfast. The 14YO opinion is that morning-after sushi is "the best breakfast in the world." I myself am more of a savory-for-breakfast person, so I have to agree with the mindset.
Is there any savory food that you can make for dinner the night-before, that you can then use the next morning? It seems that most of the breakfasts you mentioned are sweet-ish in nature (or at least American-breakfast-y in nature); perhaps you could use a change of pace? Consider investigating the breakfasts of other cultures - congee, perhaps (made the night before), or Scandinavian open sandwiches? None of these has to be particularly time-consuming, and can be very delicious.
Good luck - that first meal can set the tone of the day!