My kiddos have the same thing every morning, and know there are no options unless they make it themselves, so they don't complain about it. I figure, plenty of folks had no choice about their breakfasts for centuries and were happy and strong without it, and so so can we be. It happened gradually, after years of them being able to choose from 10 or20 different kinds of dry cereals each morning. Bleh!
Anyway, the main thing is always eggs, but they do have choices about how it's done. It can be scrambled or omelet, w/ or w/o cheese, 1 or 2 or 3. On the weekends they also have the option of sunny side up (b/c DaddyGrok makes them beautifully) and also have bacon or sausage or both. Sometimes we'll get a wild hair and have some really buttery grits.
But the trick to it is figuring out how to make them super fast. It now takes me about 5 minutes from start to finish to prep & make & clean up from making eggs for 6 of us each morning. Part of it is having a beautifully seasoned cast iron pan (I got a small one, 8"?, that keeps the eggs from going all over the pan), so well seasoned that the eggs literally slide around the pan. Here's what I do:
Heat the pan, get out the eggs & fork, ask for plates, pour in coconut oil (scoop in the container kept in cabinet right by stovetop), crack first 2 eggs, scramble right in the pan, add salt & pepper (premixed 1:1 in a reclaimed spice jar kept in stovetop cabinet), stir eggs, get out cheese & grater, stir eggs, grate some cheese, add it or make egg flat if omelet, flip & add cheese & fold in half if omelet, remove eggs. Lower heat to med for the rest of eggs & repeat process. Turn off heat & put cheese, eggs, s/p, oil back away. Eat! (I flip the egg with the stir fork and a spatula & don't bother with "proper omelet" technique of lifting & seeping unless I'm making a 3 egg omelet.)
The cast iron pan just needs a quick rinse in similar-temperature water or wipe with a paper towel. Done.
I just told them I'm willing to make the eggs any way they want them as long as it can still all be done w/i 5 minutes, and we did lots of experimenting at first to find out who likes them what way. They know that they can ask for them to be cooked differently as long as they let me know in advance. But it's always eggs. And it's always quick!
5'4" 39yo mother to five sweeties & married to their AMAZING DaddyGrok
*Current Weight: 175lb___________________________________*Goal: 135lb
*Deadlift: 225x4_________________________________________*Bac k Squat: 155x2
*Bench: 125x2__________________________________________*Pr ess: 80x1
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