It’s back to school time! That means getting up super-early and “doing the flight of the bumblebee” to make sure everyone has everything they need…before the bus arrives.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m not a breakfast person.
But the truth is…I’m just not a morning person.
I’m not one to jump from bed → to shower → to kitchen.
It doesn’t work that way in my house and my family has gotten used to it over the years.
Physically, I do get up early everyday. Usually, around 5:30 am.
But mentally, I need some time to wake up before I can function properly.
Starting the day with a giant, farmhouse style breakfast is just not on my radar.
But, I don’t like to shove the kids full of junky cereal and premade meals everyday, either.
Introducing…Breakfast Making Day!
So, while my girls were growing up, we’d have a “breakfast making day” at the end of August.
We’d make a ton of pancakes, french toast sticks, muffins and whatever other baked goods the girls were interested in at that particular time.
After the cooking was over, we’d put everything into freezer bags and throw it all in the freezer until school started.
Then, we’d just pull out whatever was available for that week on Sunday and they’d eat it all week long.
Generally, we’d alternate foods from week to week.
Week 1 might have the following options…
M – Cereal
T – Mini Pancakes
W – Oatmeal
T – Scones
F – Yogurt
Whereas Week 2 would have different choices…
M – Muffins
T – Fruit
W – French toast sticks
T – Pop -Tarts (Learn how to make your own!)
F – Oatmeal
However, they were still choosing from the same basic breakfast list every week!
It made it super easy for them to choose their own breakfast, but still gave me the benefit of knowing that they aren’t eating processed meals everyday.
Since it worked really well for us , I thought maybe you’d want to try it too.
It saves a lot of time and there is no whining in the morning about not know what to eat for breakfast.
Making for a much easier start to the day!
Here’s the basic menu that we used.
I’ve also included some links for homemade recipes of each meal, too.
Basic Back to School Breakfast Menu
Have a Spectacular Day!
Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.