One of my goals during this month of 1/3 Less Challenges is to reduce our breakfast time rush by 1/3. Starting the day with a smooth morning really goes a long way for all of us.
We have a fairly good start with this goal since we’ve made leaving ourselves a little built-in cushion of time a habit. We are all up at 7:00 and then we don’t have to leave the house to drop the kids off at school until 8:20. An hour and 20 minutes definitely should be plenty of time for a relaxed pace. Unfortunately, that’s not usually the case.
Our mornings start out just fine, especially since all three school-aged kids are champs at waking up. Their alarms go off and they got up right away and get dressed. But things start to go downhill at some point after that. The common trend is that breakfast time is when things fall apart. Yet on those days when I have a plan or have plenty of made-ahead options on hand, this is much less of an issue.
And this doesn’t come as a shock to me. In fact, if you remember, I spent a lot of time stocking our freezer with breakfast goodies before Jill was born because I knew things go smoother when we have a big selection of pre-made stuff on hand. It made sense then and it makes sense now.
So I’ve decided to set aside a couple hours every other week to make at least 3 or 4 different breakfast options that we can have on hand in the freezer. This way I can either pull some things out the night before to thaw on the counter or in the fridge, or we can toss them in the microwave if I’m less prepared. There’s no question that this will easily eliminate 1/3 of our breakfast time hassle. In fact, I know first hand that it’s a proven fact!
Here are some of the items I’m adding to my list to make ahead of time.
Ham, Broccoli & Cheese Quiche (made in muffin tins)
How do you streamline your breakfast routine?