Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cheap and Easy Breakfast

It's back to school time again. I got a flock of kids, and their friends, who like to come over and eat at our house. It seems like the troops are always hungry for massive amounts of food. When kids leave home for school or work they face the challenge of feeding themselves on a small budget and limited cooking facilities. Fast food factories produce cheap and easy offerings, but lack nutritional value and add calories. I came up with a few breakfast menus that could made using only a microwave and a toaster oven. I offered several of my coworkers a week of free breakfasts so I could test the dishes and get some feedback. In fact these dishes would be great for office workers to fix up in the breakroom. Each dish was less than $2 in cost, most around $1.50.

Monday - Smoked salmon with cream cheese, tomato, and capers
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Tuesday - Nutrigrain toaster waffles with warm berry compote, maple syrup, butter and sausages
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Wednesday -yogurt parfait with raspberries, blueberries and granola
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Thursday - Sausage and egg breakfast burrito
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Friday- Scrambled eggs hollandaise with tomatoes
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I cheated and used Aunt Penny's Hollandaise from a can.

All breakfasts were well received and easy to prepare. You can control how healthy you want your food be. In reseaching this post it came to my attention that some schools and companies do not allow toaster ovens. Check before you try this method.


Ivonne said...

So when are you opening up your breakfast diner? I'll be there with knife and fork!

Greg said...

I'll open it when you make the pastries and cakes!!

kudzu said...

What a great idea! This is especially useful because most of the week's menu works for vegetarians as well (of which there are two among my grandchildren). Thanks for the thoughtful post.

cookiecrumb said...

Aunt Penny's Hollandaise from a can!! Never heard of it.
You are a brave, inspirational dude.
(Super to meet you!)

Mahek said...

i love it when bloggers show what they have for their day to day meals or breakfast .
i will be asking bloggers to send their everyday homemade food plate which is clicked just before they eat and send it to me with the link so that i can put in on my post and let the world see it
its not a event only something for people to come together and enjoy.