Post 375: breakfast is so complicated

Breakfast is one of those meals that challenge me. I rarely feel like eating when I get up, but make myself eat something since this is the most important meal of the day. So they say!

Today, though, I remembered something I read about making muffins from pancake batter. Pancake batter is simple enough, doesn’t need a great lot of thought. Just “dude it up”, I thought, and it becomes muffin batter!

I often make pancake batter without milk, using applesauce and egg for the liquid. Today I had milk but no eggs, so I made the batter with applesauce and milk for the liquid.

Fortunately, I had a scant cup of flour. Sometimes I “make do” up to a certain point, then discover I’m missing an absolutely vital ingredient in sufficient quantity to finish the experiment! Flour, typically, is that vital ingredient I discover I haven’t enough of, but not today!

The pancakes that evolved into muffins that ended up becoming mini-loaves. Oh well!

The pancakes that evolved into muffins that ended up becoming mini-loaves. Oh well!

I added cinnamon and grated some nutmeg into the batter, which I divided into five mini-loaves in a mini-loaf pan. Yeah, I decided to make mini-loaves instead of muffins! No significant difference, really, except shape. That and I found the mini-loaf pan first.

I made a crumble of butter, walnuts, and brown sugar to add to the top of the mini-loaves that were supposed to be muffins that would have been pancakes were I short any more ingredients than I was…!

Whew! Breakfast is so complicated!

Baked and removed from the mini-loaf pan, the mini-loaves looked edible! I congratulated myself on making something different yet edible with barely enough of anything to make anything. Then I put a dollop of butter on top of each mini-loaf and a wee bit of marmalade.

It’s a good thing I make coffee strong and black because the mini-loaves needed something astringent and bitter to knock down the sweetness, but the result was mighty tasty, light, the reason I will skip lunch, then finish the day with homemade vegetable and noodle soup. If I have enough ingredients, that is!

Breakfast is less complicated in Kittylandia: Open the can, smoosh it on the plate, and present for the boys to consider eating. Or not.

Breakfast is less complicated in Kittylandia: Open the can, smoosh it on the plate, and present for the boys to consider eating. Or not.

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8 thoughts on “Post 375: breakfast is so complicated

  1. HELLO IT IS ME LUCY LUE…..ARE YOU WEDGIE BOY….OR HAVE I GOT IT ALL WRONG…BY THE WAY I HAVE JUST JOINED WEIGHT WATCHERS COS MY DR TOLD ME I HAVE TOO….ANDY AND DOUG RULE….

    • YES, ONLY IT IS WEGGIEBOY, WHICH IS IN REFERENCE TO WEGENER’S GRANULOMATOSIS, A VASCULAR DISEASE I HAVE (IN REMISSION) AND WILL HAVE AS LONG AS I LIVE. I CREATED THE USER NAME NOT NG OF WHAT “WEGGIEBOY” SOUNDED LIKE OR WOULD BE CONFUSED WITH: WEDGIEBOY, WHICH CAN REFER TO AN ADOLESCENT BOY WHO GRABS THE WAISTBAND OF ANOTHER ADOLESCENT BOY’S UNDERWEAR/KNICKERS AND YANKS! (THAT IS CALLED GIVING SOMEONE A WEDGIE, BECAUSE THE VICTIMS UNDERWEAR BECOMES WEDGED IN THE CRACK OF HIS BUTT…! NO, I AM NOT LIKE THAT, NEVER HAVE BEEN.)

    • I try to make myself eat. I think my biggest obstacle to breakfast is when I have to think about what I want to fix. Today was simple because I planned it last night: French toast with fresh sliced strawberries on top. It takes little effort to make, it is tasty, and there isn’t too much clean up! 🙂

  2. It actually sounds good. However I’m like you, after I wake up and feed the horde, I never feel like making breakfast. Hence, I go out. I go to my favorite little “Greasy Spoon” eat and read the paper. I leave the work to the professionals. 🙂

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