Logan starts kindergarten this year and I don’t know who’s more excited, him or me. True, I did voice my concerns over some of the school rules. (thank you for all your supportive comments on that!) We are going to “meet the teacher” tonight and we’ll make a decision after that depending on how we feel about the teacher.
Logan has been having fun with all the getting ready you do during the weeks before school starts. Backpacks, lunchboxes, school supplies, school clothes, new shoes…that’s a lot of stuff to buy! But, who says kids should have all the fun with Back-to-School shopping? Definitely not me! I’ve got some exciting Back-to-the-Kitchen giveaways lined up this week for the rest of us – 4 total and each one more exciting than the next. Check back tomorrow to see what’s on the line-up!
With school starting next week, I am looking forward to a little bit more “me” time than I’ve been able to have this summer. It will be nice to get back into the kitchen without feeling like everything has to be so simple and quick to prepare. And I’m definitely looking forward to cooler temperatures and fall baking. I have several bread recipes I’ve bookmarked recently and I can’t wait to make them!
Since we’re in back-to-school mode I thought I’d share with you some of our family’s favorite breakfast recipes. These are Goodman family tested and will surely give you the fuel you’ll need to get through the first day of school.
If you need something super quick these German Pancake Muffins are the way to go. The prep takes 2 minutes at the most and you’ll only get the blender and a muffin tin dirty making them. Substitute whole wheat flour for added nutrition.
This recipe for Multi-Grain Banana Bread is a healthier take on banana bread, though just as delicious – if not more. Take it from me, a banana hater, this recipe is good!
Plan ahead and put together a batch of this 5 Grain Pancakes with Flax pancake mix. With your own homemade mix on hand you’ll be able to whip up pancakes in no time.
Steel cut oats are a breeze to prepare when you mix up the recipe for these Cherry and Tangerine Steel Cut Oats the night before and allow the oats to soak. Substitute dried cranberries and orange zest for cherries and tangerine.
Zucchini Apple Spice Muffins are a great way to use up excess garden zucchini. Even my pickiest eater loves them. Feel free to substitute whole wheat flour for all-purpose or use a combination of the two.
If you prefer a savory breakfast, try these Black Bean Breakfast Burritos. This recipe is sure to give you the energy you need thanks to all the protein and fiber.