Monday, August 13, 2007

Breakfast in bed

This summer, we fell into a lazy pattern: having a fast-food breakfast once or twice a week.

Breakfasts are cheap, as restaurant meals go. The kids and I could split one platter while my husband and I enjoyed quiet conversation.

Oh, what an innocent trap. Vacation is over, but the whines are just beginning. "Can't we GO somewhere for breakfast? I want pancakes...and not the brown ones that you make." Ugh.

My first instinct is to slop up some gruel and command them: eat, or go hungry, enough of this nonsense!

Not much grace in that, though. After all, I created the situation. Down South we say that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar--or in this case, waffle syrup. A surprise breakfast in bed brought a little sweetness to our morning.

Tomorrow, Goldilocks and the 3 bears taste test porridge. Keep your fingers crossed, y'all.

14 comments:

Kimberly said...

Love it! What a great idea!

Desia said...

I’m slowly reading through your blog; lots of good ideas and good cooking! Somewhere on your blog you have a recipe for Gingerbread Muffins with Lemon Glaze. It sounds delicious, I love ginger and or lemon in most any food! I will try it this weekend.

Sommer said...

Thanks for coming by Meredith! What a lovely spot you have here. I have a feeling I will be coming by again:-)

Lots of love,
Sommer

Emma said...

You are a good mom, Meredith. I want to be just like you:)

ann said...

What a great idea. We serve breakfast in bed for birthdays and they are always a fun time. Never thought of doing it just for the heck of it. I'll have to surprise the boys soon.

cdorsey said...

What a great mother you are. Someday your children will appreciate you...my fingers are crossed for the porridge trick.

Catherine
Angel Food Cake Isn't A Candle

Frugal Disney Mom said...

Can you adopt me? Your kids have the best mom ever!

It's a Mom Thing said...

What a little king. Hopefully he appreciated your efforts. Love this idea! What a(nother) awesome way to model service to our kiddos.

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Great Idea. Maybe you should prepare them by reading Goldilocks first. And maybe you should share your porridge recipe if it's a hit.
Around here we like sweet rice with raisins. I get to use up my leftover rice (and sometimes nuts) and they all think it's a treat.

Sara said...

What I put on my personal porridge -- oatmeal -- is a handful of a sugary cereal (I'm currently loving Cascadian Farms Almond Vanilla). Fresh cherries are quite good, too. Both add some sweetness and texture changes without a whole lot of extra sugar.

Rhonda Jean said...

great idea, meredith, and it's also a lovely way to show your children how special they are. : )

Amy said...

That is so sweet! I wish I had you for a mommy :) Love it!

2boysmama said...

I love to read blogs where moms have the same issues as I do; like falling into the trap of eating out for breakfast.

Although mine isn't breakfast (its lunch) it makes me feel better that the world isn't martha stewart!

Anonymous said...

Chopped apples, raisins and cinnamon is good on porridge too!