I use to be a good wife / mom and wake up at 5:00 a.m. every morning and make breakfast for the girls and Greg. After about 2 years, I got tired of coming home from work at least three days a week to find Greg’s wrapped breakfast still sitting on the counter. And of course, all the dirty dishes I would dirty making their breakfast would still be on top of the oven with the (now bad) leftovers in the pot.
Now, I wake up at 7:00 a.m. and I am out the door at 7:23 a.m. If they want breakfast or lunch it is in the fridge and they can wake up ten minutes earlier to make it if they want it. I mean, they’re all still asleep when I leave in the am and home when I get home. Therefore, they are perfectly capable of making their own breakfast or heating up left overs right?
Yesterday, Greg was complaining how he spent $30 on breakfast every am. Of course, my blood pressure raised immediately since I feel he is perfectly able to wake up and make his own breakfast. Ugh!!!! This am, I saw the episode of Trisha Yearwood cooking for her nephews. She had made these peanut butter protein balls. So, I decided to go and get everything to make them for quick grab and go breakfasts this a.m. Of course, I changed hers up a bit in hopes that Jordan may grab and go as well.
Here is my version
4 Cups regular Old fashioned Oats (not one minute)
2 Cups extra crunch peanut butter
1 Cup raw honey
1 Cup of chocolate chunks
1 pkg of Craisins
1 pkg of yogurt covered raisins
3 Tablespoons of flaxseed
I put the oatmeal, PB, and flaxseed in the food processor first. Then I added the honey. The processor wasn’t sounding very happy so I decided to quit before I overloaded it and dumped everything in a bowl. I mixed everything else and it is now in the fridge.
According to Trish’s recipe, you roll them in balls after 30 min. and then place on waxed paper and store in the fridge. I haven’t gotten that far. I still have them in the big bowl. I plan on rolling them tomorrow. Of course, I have busted Greg going in several times and grabbling handfuls of dough. I be damned if he eats it all before tomorrow and has nothing for the week.