Everyone enjoys getting up on time each morning and having their day run smoothly. For most of you as teenagers, if your day is running a little late, it is easy to grab something quick and head out the door in a hurry. As wives and mothers it is sometimes harder to grab enough “quick” breakfasts for everyone to get out the door on time. That is where BEING PREPARED comes in handy.
It is so important to realize the value of being prepared. Those who fail to plan, are preparing to fail. It is ALWAYS better to lay your clothes out the night before, have your home in order for the morning, and get school work and items needed for the next day ready, all before you go to bed.
As the primary person responsible for making food in the home, it is your job to make sure that everyone is afforded the opportunity for a healthy hearty breakfast to start their mornings out right. As a Mom myself, I can tell you that MANY times over the years I have resorted to cold cereal for breakfast for my children. I failed to plan ahead. Then I learned the value of overnight breakfast dishes, and life got easier.
Before I go to bed at night, I make breakfast and put it in the refrigerator for the morning. When I wake up, before I shower, I put the casserole into the oven and let it cook. This allows me to take the time for devotions in the morning, instead of running around preparing breakfast. It allows my mornings to start out peaceful.. As the children wake up, there is a warm, hearty breakfast waiting for them to eat. Simple and easy.
You have learned how to prepare a breakfast meal, and it probably took some time. This unit I want you to learn the value of preparing ahead of time. You will make a breakfast casserole the night before, and get up early enough to put in the oven before your family is awake to ensure that breakfast will be ready on time.
Choose from the following to make for your hands on lesson:
The point of this unit is to prepare something beforehand. But if all else fails and you have a late start to your day, you can always mix this up, put in a glass mason jar, and place in the microwave:
- 2 eggs
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- handful of spinach leaves
- salt and pepper
- sprinkle of cheese
- crumbled bacon
Microwave on high 1-2 minutes. It will puff up, but then go down as you take it out. I am not an advocate of the microwave but if all else fails, it is a quick tool to use:)