I have decided not to buy anymore cold cereal. What started out as a weekend treat slowly spread into Monday, Tuesday etc. and we've been having it every morning for 6 months straight. It's so easy to pick up a box of Cheerios or Life (my favorite!), but by 9:30am everyone is hungry again.
I tried a few new breakfast recipes this weekend and thought I would share them with you.
I had some blueberries and strawberries left over from the 4th of July so I made some fruit cream cheese spread for bagels.
I took about 1/2 cup of fruit and chopped it up in the food processor. You could also just mash the fruit with a fork. I added some powdered sugar to taste (around 1-2 tablespoons), 8 oz. cream cheese and mixed it all together. I made a batch on Friday morning and today (Monday) it still tastes great.
The next thing I made was some Peach Sauce using the peaches I got at the Farmer's Market.
1/2 cup water
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/4 cup chopped fresh peaches
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
In a saucepan over medium heat, bring water, sugar, cornstarch, nutmeg and cinnamon to a boil. Boil for 1 minute then add the chopped peaches. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes and mash slightly with fork or potato masher. Remove from heat and stir in extract. You can add more spices and extract depending on how you like it. Serve warm.
We had ours over waffles, but would also be good on pancakes, stirred into yogurt or even over vanilla ice cream. Probably not for breakfast though. ;0)
So, what did you have for breakfast today?