I get a really bad rap for not being a morning person, and if you’re friends with me on facebook, you may even get the idea that I sleep in every morning. I’m here to set the record straight once and for all.
I don’t sleep in!
I only wish I did, but for all of my adult life, I’ve had to wake up early, as in between 5-6 am early. At this stage of life, I get up at 5:30. Everyday. For many of you, that’s not even early. I get that. Some of you have already been up for hours by the time my alarm goes off.
I just don’t like mornings that much. I don’t want to be social in the morning. I don’t want to exercise in the morning. I don’t want to have deep and meaningful conversations in the morning. I want to drink coffee and get ready for my day.
My kids know this. I’ve trained them (since they were very young) to totally take care of themselves in the morning. All of our lives are happier if this mom gets to sit in silence with a cup of coffee each morning. It’s not a perfect life, but it’s how we roll.
Needless to say, I don’t make breakfast, at least not in the morning. There’s cereal, oatmeal, bagels, a stove and microwave…you get the point. There’s food for the kids. I’m just not standing at the stove in heels and pearls at 5:30am. Come to think of it, I’m not doing that at 5:30pm either.
Because I’m cheap, I do make large batches of pancakes, individually wrap them, put them in freezer bags, and pop them in the freezer. A few seconds in the microwave and the kids are good to go. I realize they sell these pre-made breakfast items in the freezer section of every grocery store in America, but I’m cheap. The grocery budget has to stretch through the growth spurts of two teenagers. You know?
My favorite make-ahead morning meal is the breakfast sandwich. You don’t even need a recipe for this. You only need English Muffins, cheese slices, eggs, and sausage patties. Since my daughter has her own flock of pet chickens, we always have lots of pretty eggs.
If you have yummy egg recipes, please send them my way!
I bought one of these fun little egg forms in Wal-Mart. You absolutely don’t need one, but it’s so cute. Perfect little round eggs make my sandwiches happy.
I make these in big batches, about once every two-three weeks. I made eighteen today. I wrap them in aluminum foil and keep enough in the refrigerator for the current week. I plop the rest into freezer bags and freeze them for later.
I know nothing compares to Jimmy Dean and his breakfast sandwiches, but if you’re cheap like me and you don’t like mornings, batch cooking these are the way to go.
If you’re a morning person, are you actually awake enough to cook breakfast and be social and stuff? If you can tell me how to do it, I’d love to know! Meanwhile, I’ll be hiding in a dark corner with my cup of coffee.
For so many of you on the East Coast, enjoy your snow day! We’re hunkered down eating egg sandwiches. 😉