On The Weekend

Saturday and Sunday breakfast is a good time to gather the family. It can be a simple tradition your kids will remember fondly.  These recipes take a little more time than a Grab ‘N Go breakfast, but they’re still fast and easy.

French toast

French toast is a delicious and special way to start your morning.  For two servings, mix a large egg or two small ones with 2 tablespoons of milk, ½ cap of vanilla and a sprinkle of cinnamon.   Whisk together until blended. Melt a little butter or margarine in a skillet, dip slices of whole wheat bread in the egg mixture, making sure both sides are covered and that the egg mixture has soaked in a bit.  Cook the toast over medium heat.  Turn over and cook the other side until set and light golden brown. Top with fresh fruit or yogurt. 

Baked apples
This is a perfect fall or winter breakfast. Use a good baking apple like Braeburn, Empire, Rome, Jonathon, Granny Smith or Golden Delicious to get the best texture.

Remove the core of an apple. Fill the cavity with a few small chips of butter of margarine, cinnamon and few raisins or Craisins. Put in the microwave for about 4 minutes until the apple is soft and the juice are flowing. Smells like apple pie!

Egg in a Hole
Cut a circle from the center of a slice of whole wheat bread.  Butter both sides of the bread. Place in a hot skillet over low heat. Break an egg into the center hole. Cook until the egg is set, then turn and cook the other side. Serve sprinkled with salt and pepper

Microwave Pizza Fritatta from Real Food for Healthy Kids
This is fast and good. It will look like you made a fuss, but it’s super-simple.  

Olive oil for greasing the bowl
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons water
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella
  • 2 Tablespoons bottled tomato sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano.
  • Lightly grease a 1 cup shallow, microwave-safe bowl with olive oil. Add eggs, water, salt and pepper and beat with a fork until well blended. Place in the microwave and cook at medium (50%) for 2 minutes.  Stir with a fork and cook at medium for one minute more. (The eggs should be set but very moist at this point.)
  • Sprinkle the cheese on top and spoon on the sauce. Season with oregano and microwave at medium (50%) of one minute. The cheese should be melted and eggs cooked through. Cut in half and serve.
Good Day Pear (or Apple) Crisp from Real  Food for Healthy Kids 
Pie for breakfast? Not quite, but the aroma of this dish is so good that it will seem that way.  Use ripe pears and keep at room temperature overnight.
  • 2 ripe pears
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons rolled oats
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped walnuts or pecans
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 4 teaspoons butter
  • Preheat oven to 400 °. Halve the pears and remove cores.  Cut crosswise into slices and place into 4 6-ounce custard cups. Squeeze the lemon on top, add the sugar, oats, nuts, cinnamon and butter to each cup. Bake for 20 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minutes and serve with a dollop of vanilla or lemon yogurt.