What the title of this entry means to say is, of course, Best Fast Breakfasts.
During NaNoWriMo, I am loathe to stop long enough to make a complicated breakfast (being bone lazy has absolutely nothing to do with it–NOTHING, do you hear me?–NOTHING!). Here are three of my go-to favorites, not to mention cold Pop-Tarts.
- 2 multi-grain frozen waffles
- peanut butter
Toast the waffles and cool slightly. Spread one with peanut butter and sprinkle with raisins. Cut a banana into quarters and eat 1/4 of it. Arrange the rest to cover the smeared waffle and cover with the other waffle. Eat like a sandwich.
The Other Waffle Thing
- 2 multi-grain waffles
- peanut butter
- real maple syrup
Toast the waffles. Smear both of them with peanut butter and put them on a rimmed plate. Warm maple syrup and pour over them.
Oatmeal with Accouterments
My husband calls the additions accouterments. By the time I get done with oatmeal, it isn’t good for you any more.
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- chopped pitted dates (or raisins or candied pineapple or whatever)
- nuts (pecans or walnuts, usually)
- sugar (brown, white or Turbinado)
- pinch of salt
Mix all and microwave on high for one minute. Stir and microwave for another minute.
Bonus Other Oatmeal Thing
- salt & pepper
Oatmeal is good when you make it savory, not just when you make it sweet. Think about it: People eat buttered savory rice AND rice pudding, don’t they? I mean, I don’t, because I think rice pudding is majorly narsty, but I make a dynamite rice pudding because people I care about like it. So, anyway, oatmeal is very nice with just butter and salt and pepper. Try it, sometime. You can always give it to the dog.
Going to church with Mom today, and her church’s Thanksgiving dinner afterward. The main thing I’m thankful for today is that Mom feels up to going to church this week. It’s been a long, hard year for her. Happy day!
WRITING PROMPT: What does your main character have for breakfast? What would make him/her gag, first thing in the morning? Put him/her in the position of having to face that.