I know what you’re thinking : that’s a very odd looking breakfast. And you’d be right. I’m thinking that myself. But what’s a person to do? Here it is payday morning, and I am wracking my brains for what to eat for breakfast.
At work I eat a lot of these overnight oatmeals in jars.
I love them. I do. It’s a great way to eat some yogurt and fruit and carbs all in one. They are handy and easy to transport and you can switch up the fruit and nuts and spices so that the varieties are endless. But as I said, I eat a lot of them and despite the varieties, it’s still overnight oatmeal.
Most weekends I have grits. Now that I know you can make quick grits in the microwave, I have this a lot, maybe too much. Grits with an egg over easy, a few (dozen) shakes from the bottle of Frank’s Red Hot & I’m in grits heaven. Oh, and a banana on the side. Why a banana? I don’t know. It just goes together in my head. And my mouth.
(I don't seem to have a picture of grits!)
This morning I had no bananas. Wait, isn’t that a song? YES! Any road, as I said, it’s payday, so no bananas. And like many of you I get stuck in food ruts. One of the dangers of food ruts, I think, is that the point comes when you want to burst out of them, and that can be kind of dangerous. It can lead to eating things we know we shouldn’t because the thought of something OTHER can take over.
It can also be kind of fun! It can also be a chance for us to use our SparkKnowledge.
I thought, if I could have anything in the world for breakfast, what would it be? And I thought Cream cheese stuffed French toast with blueberries and champagne. Hey, why not?
Well, the champagne why not because it’s 0800 and I have things to do! The rest of it? Well, can you say calories? Cal-o-ries!
And, again, I have things to do and spending all morning in the kitchen making myself a fancy breakfast just isn’t in it, and going out is, er, out. So what does a clever Sparker do? Hmmmmmmm.
Here’s what I came up with :
I toasted some homemade bread, I slathered it with some cranberry goat cheese from my goat cheese hoard. I put blueberries and maple syrup in a bowl and grated some nutmeg on top. Then I microwaved them to thaw the berries & meld the flavors for about a minute or so. I poured some of the juice into a glass of seltzer, (flavorizing it) and poured the rest, berries and all over the toast. Gulp. What have I done?
I’ve made a lovely, tasty, filling breakfast on the fly! I’ve made a faux cream cheese stuffed French toast covered in blueberries and the entire breakfast, coffee, almond milk and all, only cost me 422 calories of tasty goodness!
I think there was a point to this. Maybe not. Maybe it’s just patting yourself on the back when you put some of that Spark knowledge to work.