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Friday 5: Freeze Ahead Breakfasts For School

5 Make Ahead BreakfastsHey Eveyone!!!  Ready for the weekend!!!  I know I sure am!!!  Monkey is so excited about school starting Monday that she is going nuts!  She is trying to drive me nuts!  So, tonight we are making some freeze ahead breakfast stuff that she can heat and eat before school.  We have made them in the past and they worked out well, except that we tend to do one at a time and burn out on them before they are gone.  To remedy this issue, we are doing a variety.  Smart thinking!  So, here is your Friday Five of Freeze Ahead Breakfasts you can make for the kids or adults to have before it’s off to the daily grind!!!

So: Weekend Agenda:  Make Ahead Breakfasts Baby!!!

Then all ya gotta do is stick em in the fridge the night before and you’ve got breakfast!  Heat and eat the healthier way!!!

These are great because you can put anything you want in them!  You can even slip in some veggies and the kids will love them still!!!

Oh, come on, you know you love those little expensive things!  Now you can make them at home, fraction of the cost and way less fat (should you choose, of course!)


 Either.  Both.  Doesn’t matter.  The great thing is you can add in chocolate chips, berries, nuts, whatever you like!!!  Plus, these don’t have to be thawed, just pop em in the toaster!  (or toaster oven)


To make the recipe I have and freeze, just pull it apart after it’s cooked and freeze individual servings!  Yummy!  Wrap the servings in plastic wrap after they’ve cooled and you are good to go!


5.  Muffins
Any kind!!!  Healthy or not!  You can even make mini muffins for the little guys!  They are great because the kids don’t even have to heat them!  Just thaw them overnight on the counter (it won’t hurt, but you can thaw them in the fridge too) and enjoy!

What’s your Monkeys favorite breakfast???

Originally posted 2012-08-17 05:00:00.

Aamlete: Indian Omelet

This recipe is a favorite for urban Indians in Mumbai!  Now you can try it at home!  Simple and easy recipe!  These are not meant to be fluffy as we typically eat them in America, but rather flat served with toast or thin bread.

Aamlete Indian OmeletIngredients:

6 eggs

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

3/4 chopped onion, divided into 3

3/4 c chopped tomato, divided into 3

2 tsp finely diced jalapeno, divided into 3

1/4 c fresh cilantro, chopped and divided into 3


  1. In a bowl, beat together eggs, salt, pepper and 2 tbsp water until blended.
  2. Ina large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of oil over medium heat.  Pour 1/4 of the egg mixture into skillet.  Scatter 1/4 of each of the toppings evenly on top.
  3. Cook without stirring until edges can be lifted with spatula, about 2 minutes.
  4. Fold over to form semi-circle.  Cook for 30 seconds longer.
  5. Transfer to platter and keep warm as you do the next two.

Have you ever had an Indian omelette?

What type of omelette makes your mouth water?


Originally posted 2016-08-22 06:50:35.

How Do You Like Your Eggs? Eggtastic #Giveaway Ends 10/19

eggtasticEggs are probably one of the most popular breakfast item in history.  If you are from the country (or somewhere close) you can probably even find fresh eggs locally.  When I was young, my Great Grandfather owned chicken houses and I remember riding through collecting eggs as a child.  Nothing reeks quite as bad as a chicken house, but those eggs fresh are fabulous.

As an adult, having the time to cook eggs for breakfast has taken a distant back seat to needing to get my coffee fix.  Becoming a mother will reduce that even further.  Though as a mother, it is also very important that I maintain begin (let’s just be honest) good nutrition.  I am excited that the Eggtastic is going to help me with that, I can have an omelet in less than 3 minutes!  That is fabulous!Eggtastic Review & GiveawaySo I know there is a fun little infomercial that we are all super excited to see, but we also know that those infomercials don’t often give the results they are intended to.  Let’s face it, they call it TV magic for a reason!  However, after having had the pleasure of trying it out, I’m actually convinced.  While my omelet didn’t turn out as pretty as the ones on the video, it tasted fabulous.  I made mine with homemade salsa and I definitely plan to do so again!  In literally a minute and a half, I had breakfast while my coffee was still brewing!

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Originally posted 2015-09-25 00:01:00.

Blueberry Muffins: Simple, Delicious & Yummy!

Blueberry Muffins have always been one of my favorite breakfast muffins!  In college, I often bought them on my way to morning classes. Now let’s make some! Sweet Blueberry Muffins!  These muffins are super easy and delicious! Anyone can make them!

Chief ZooKeeper and I recently celebrated our 11th birthdaversary.  This is the combination of his birthday and our wedding anniversary.  He wanted us to be the same age when we took our vows, so we set a date shortly after his birthday.  It didn’t take long for us to coin it our ‘birthdaversary’.  I like being silly and making stuff up, somehow I managed to suck him into this one and it stuck.  I’m pretty pleased with myself. Haha.

So, the first thing we did on our birthdaversary was to fix breakfast together.  He made the most fantastic omelets for us and I made Blueberry Muffins from scratch.  I must apologize as he refused to let me take pictures of his omelet.  He deemed it not worthy.  If you could have tasted it, you would have sided with me, it was amazing! Since I couldn’t share it, you could check out this Indian Omelet if you like, it’s great too!

I had never made Blueberry Muffins so I was a little nervous and was extra careful not to create too much gluten so they wouldn’t be tough.  I wanted them to be perfect for our day.  They turned out just right and I was stoked!

Before I get started with the recipe, I would like to point out that our birthdaversary chalkboard mural was done by my friend.  I was super grateful as she is an awesome artist!Our Birthdaversary Chalkboard! (Birthday and Anniversary Combined!)

Blueberry Muffins

This recipe made 2 dozen delicious Blueberry Muffins!


  • 1/2 c melted butter or margarine (we used dairy free)
  • 1 c sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
    • if you’d like a lemony flavor, use 2 tsp lemon juice instead
  • 3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1 c fresh or frozen berries
    • if using frozen, thaw them under running water
    • you can use any berry, chocolate chips, or whatever you desire in place of the blueberries
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp soda
  • 1 1/4 c orange juice
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in bowl.  Mix together.
  3. Add eggs and lemon rind (or juice), mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour , salt, baking powder and soda.
  5. Add to egg mixture alternating with orange juice, mixing carefully.  At this point, if you over mix it will make the muffins tough so I suggest mixing about 3-4 times each time and then folding the entire mixture rather than stirring.
  6. In a separate bowl, dust blueberries lightly with flour.  This will keep them from sinking to the bottom.  Wherever they are when you put the batter in the muffin tin, they will stay!
  7. Fold in pecans and blueberries.
  8. Place batter into a greased muffin pan.
  9. Bake 15-20 minutes, using a toothpick to ensure they are done in the middle.
  10. Cool in pan for five minutes then move to wire rack to cool completely.

Blueberry Muffins: Simple Sweet Fabulous!Have you got any tips on muffin making to share with us?

I’d also love to hear what you do on your anniversary to make them extra special?  After 11 years, we sometimes feel like we’ve done everything to be done!  haha