Friday, 14 September 2012

Food Waste Friday or Happy Habits #2

By the end of the summer holiday breakfasts had turned into a feral affair in our house.  Each person hunting down their own cereal from the cupboard at a different time, and scorching a piece of toast a bit later.




With the return to school, order has been restored.  The breakfast 'buffet' is put out the night before and whilst husband leaves for work at an unearthly hour, the rest of us eat our cereal and toast more-or-less at the same time.  We add one more breakfast item for an extra happiness boost: this week, Monday - tinned grapefruit, Tuesday - banana smoothie, Wednesday - kiwi fruit, Thursday - poached eggs, Friday - pancakes. (Can you spot which three days of the week I work?!)

That's the happy habit, but where's the food waste?

On one of the days of the week, I didn't have time to clear breakfast away myself, so I gave instructions (more than once!) for the person who was leaving the house last, to please put everything back in the fridge...You can guess the rest!  Some work on the 'clearing up breakfast' habit is needed.



Left over kiwi fruit for the chickens it was, with some other peelings and four yogurt-coated strawberry flakes from later in the day...

What's your favourite breakfast food?

This week I loved Karen Maezen Miller's 7 tips to destress your home blog post; breakfast must surely fall into the 'Observe ritual' category.  If you are anything like me, there will be more than one tip on her list that speaks to you!

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Food Waste Friday was dreamt up by thefrugalgirl.com, to encourage people to use up food instead of waste it.  This week you can find Food Waste Friday hosted by 
Simply Being Mum.

8 comments:

  1. I think my favorite breakfast food is French Toast. However, we pretty much have cereal or leftovers from last night's dinner for breakfast during the week. We all have different schedules, so it catch as catch can.

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    1. French Toast - is that bread dipped in egg and fried? I can never quite get it right - too soggy, too oily etc. Any tips?

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    2. French toast is bread dipped in an egg and milk mixture with a little vanilla and cinnamon added. I also add a little sugar to help them brown. To help with the sogginess, you really do just dip. If the bread stays too long in the liquid, it does get soggy. However, even though most people don't like soggy, I do.

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    3. Ok, thanks for that, it's going on the breakfast menu later this week for a non-work day! I'm looking forward to it already!

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  2. Just found your blog and love it.:)

    Fave breakfast has got to be marmite in toast............heaven.

    Trish
    xx

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    1. Thanks for visiting the blog, and glad you like it Trish! Great to have another Marmite lover here!

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  3. My favourite breakfast at the moment is pancakes, but that is reserved for weekends :) My favourite weekday breakfast is homemade granola with yoghurt and jam or fruit.

    I love the idea of breakfast extras to add a happiness boost :)

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    1. I love granola too; must make a batch! I'm really not the most organised or happiest person in the morning, but taking a bit more care with breakfast is within my capabilities and makes a big difference to the way in which the day starts for all of us! Plus I'm of an age where tinned grapefruit in addition to my muesli really does make me very happy!

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