Bess Fass Bweffissis

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know I’m a fan of I Can Has Cheezburger AND Homestar Runner, which combination makes for an illiteracy so profound it’s almost another language.

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.

Waffle Things

  • 2 multi-grain frozen waffles
  • banana
  • raisins
  • 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
  • butter

Mix all and microwave on high for one minute. Stir and microwave for another minute.

Bonus Other Oatmeal Thing

  • oatmeal
  • water
  • butter
  • 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.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Bess Fass Bweffissis

  1. Feeder Station Blog

    November 15, 2010 at 2:48pm

    Peanut Raisin Char…

    […] nge the rest to cover the smeared waffle and cover with the other waffle. Eat li […]…

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  2. Patricia Stoltey

    November 16, 2010 at 1:22pm

    I was catching up here, Marian, and ended up at this post, thinking I want oatmeal for lunch. :)O

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