We are not morning people. We much prefer to sleep away the day until at least 8:00. 9:00 would be even better, and 10:00 would be a dream. As in I must be dreaming to think that I’ll ever sleep that late again in this lifetime.
We are people who like to sleep. Seep. Sleep. Sleep. In fact, I’m pretty sure that I could fall asleep right now.
Life, apparently, does not understand our desire to sleep and more often than not we are all awake by 7:00, earlier most days. Then it’s rush, rush, rush, go, go, go, please go potty (yes, you do have to go), get dressed, take your medicine, brush your teeth (yes, NOW), put on your jackets, shoes, hats, mittens (oh man, I’m so ready for Spring) and then run to the van so we can get out of the house on time to start the day.
And then it’s go, go, go for the rest of the day, until we all finally crash in bed, exhausted, in a pile of tantrums.
Such is life.
As much as I crave the opportunity to make the boys a made-from-scratch breakfast every morning (and I do actually crave it, there’s something special about starting out the day with a made-from-scratch breakfast) it just can’t be done. Unless of course I get up at 5:00 every morning. And I’m not willing to do that, unless I’m planning on running 7+ miles as the sun rises, in peace, while the rest of the world rests.
Yes, that does actually happen.
Our breakfasts consist of toast smothered in peanut butter, jelly and chocolate-hazelnut; bagels with cream cheese; whatever brightly-colored cereal happened to be on sale last week; muffins popped out of the freezer; granola bars grabbed on the way out of the door as I realize that I should probably feed myself as well as my family.
Most days breakfast leaves a lot to be desired.
Much of what we eat for breakfast I don’t even consider real food. It’s convenience food, made with convient ingredients, not real ingredients. And that bothers me more than I care to admit, yet often seems like the only choice as I’m yelling at the Kiddo to please, please, get dressed so you have time to eat.
Please. Please get dressed without me having to harp at you every step of the way.
Every Batch Made from Scratch
Imagine my surprise when I discovered this little gem in the frozen food isle. Frozen Pancakes, Waffles and French Toast made with real ingredients, like eggs, milk and sugar. Quality ingredients. The type of ingredients that I use to make breakfast from scratch. Right there, staring at me. All from Aunt Jemima.
These little gems, the new Lil’ Griddles from Aunt Jemima frozen breakfast, providing my family with a big breakfast taste, bite-sized. Aunt Jemima helping me give my family a warm, filling, real breakfast in the morning. Aunt Jemima helping me make the morning just a little more special, a little more loving, and a little easier. Aunt Jemima, putting love and care into every step it takes to make these breakfast goodies, just like I would.
The real test, though, is to see if the boys like them.
I think they passed.
Aunt Jemima, you are my breakfast hero.
Want to try real breakfast, made with real ingredients? Request a coupon from Aunt Jemima. You should totally do it. Totally.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions expressed here are my own.