November 29, 2010
I'm trying to create a lot more fun for my guys at breakfast time. Even though we're always in a rush to get to work and school, surprising my family with a new recipe first thing in the morning keeps things fresh and exciting. I'm still all about making my tried and true standbys: Oatmeal in the Crock Pot, Cottage Cheese Pancakes and Banana Wee-Eat Germ Muffins, but sometimes letting everyone come to the breakfast table to find an unexpected treat can make the grumpiest of morning grumps feel special and a little bit better when they walk out the door.
These Mexican Egg and Cheese Quesadillas put a bunch of smiles on my gang's faces this week and making them didn't require a special trip to the grocery. I usually have all of the ingredients on hand, so it's easy to throw them together -- especially when I don't have a lot of time. I love that the kids get tons of protein, dairy and carbohydrates to give them a big morning energy boost. And not only do they love eating these quesadillas, but the fact that they can hold and dunk them in salsa, sour cream or guacamole gives new meaning to the term morning dip!
So try changing it up at breakfast this week and see how everyone's mood changes.
*Check this out if you want to watch how I make them!
Accompaniments: salsa, guacamole or sour cream