As you can probably tell I’m not a super huge fan of the most important meal of the day. It’s been a life long struggle really. I can remember when I as a wee lass having the following conversation:
Mom: Heather, come eat your breakfast
Me: What are we having?
Me: Nooo!!! I dun wanna!!!
Mom: Get over here now and eat!
This usually ended in my defeat. I would sit there, take a few bites and then spoon the rest around. This wasn’t with just oatmeal either. Didn’t matter if it was cream of wheat or eggs and toast. For some odd reason I’ve just never been a super huge fan of breakfast.
As I got older and was allowed to decide for myself I chose not to eat breakfast. When I got to High school I would buy three Otis Spunkmeyer cookies and eat those with a carton of milk for breakfast. Hey! Don’t judge! At least I was eating and was drinking milk. Ok?
That changed when I got pregnant with son #1. I knew that I had to eat for my own sake knowing that the child within was sucking all my nutrition out of me. Let me tell you, trying to force yourself to eat when you don’t want to on top of having morning sickness is no fun. No fun at all I tell you!
After son #1 was born I went back to not eating breakfast. Years later I started eating breakfast cereal and then quickly became a fan of hot breakfasts. Eggs, hashbrowns and bacon or bacon and waffles, hasbrown bacon bakes…pretty much anything with ham or bacon. This time when I got pregnant with son #2 eating breakfast wasn’t so hard after the first trimester. For the first trimester I made protein shakes.
Yesterday I went into my kitchen intent on making my usual craisin pecan oatmeal but decided to experiment a little bit. I heated up my oatmeal and threw in a handful of chocolate chips, pecans and a tiny splash of vanilla extract.
Voila! Pecan chocolate chip cookie oatmeal.