Kellogg’s Love Your Cereal – Post 8

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When I was younger, I always thought I’d grow up to be a pancake mom. You know, the mom whose family woke up on Saturday mornings to the smell of bacon frying and made-from-scratch pancakes cooking on the griddle. Naturally I’d serve the pancakes with fresh blueberries and warm maple syrup, and it probably goes without saying that I’d be wearing a starched apron and a double strand of pearls as I lovingly served breakfast to a table of smiling, grateful people.

(I’m thinking that maybe all those afternoons I spent watching reruns of Leave It To Beaver on TBS may have left an indelible imprint on my hopes and dreams.)

(However, I am happy to tell you that I never bought into the notion that I should clean my house while wearing two-inch heels.)

(Sanity prevailed!)

And the reality, of course, is that while there have been some weekend mornings when I’ve cooked big breakfasts for my family – especially during holidays when our extended family is visiting – by and large I tend to take the weekend off from the hustle and bustle of getting breakfast on the table. We eat breakfast, mind you, but odds are it’s going to be something that does not require me to turn on the stove and/or oven – something like cereal or peanut butter on whole wheat bread or, if we’re out of town for the weekend, something like this:

I know.

But to my boy’s credit, he was not in fact about to polish off a half-dozen donuts when I took this picture. Granted, he can put down some original glazed, but six donuts in one sitting is not a part of his breakfast-eating repertoire, and for that I am grateful. Because quite frankly I don’t think I’d have the foggiest idea how to harness the aftermath of a child who eats that much sugar before 8 AM.

So basically there’s one word that describes our weekend breakfast routine: simple. And we love it that way.

What about you? What does a typical weekend breakfast look like in your house? Leave a comment with your answer, and you’ll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card (and come back next week to enter again – because these giveaways will continue for the next 4 weeks).

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  1. Our Saturday breakfast often looks the same as the rest of the week. But sometimes one of us will walk with the girls to pick up some donuts. Which kind of makes me happy because I think they’ll remember it.

    And now I’d really like a donut.

  2. Usually I try to make muffins… nothing fancy but something that does take a little more time than I have on weekdays.

  3. Breakfast for me pretty much every day is cereal – it’s just what I prefer. Unfortunately, my kids probably have too many donut saturdays…..but if we’re not doing that, they would probably have a Pop Tart or frozen waffle.

  4. On weekends my husband will make pancackes or I will make chocolate chip waffles, unless we have to leave early for soccer or wrestling or whatever, in which case it is 7-Eleven for breakfast.

  5. I work outside the home during the week, so our weekday breakfasts are quick, grab cereal bars or a bowl of cereal. On the weekend I like to cook muffins, cinnamon rolls, or a breakfast casserole. We love breakfast foods so I will often cook breakfast for supper meals throughout the week. If there are leftovers from that (yeah, right!) then we’ll chow on those.

  6. Most of the time, it’s whatever the kids ask for (which is usally simple enough). But, my husband just got one of those fancy waffle makers that you flip…and lo and behold he has tried it out on us several saturday mornings! We always put a little cinnamon in our batter and it’s pure heaven.

    Still fairly easy for me, bc I don’t get to play with the new fancy waffle maker :) and I’m not complaining one iota

  7. On weekends my husband takes the girls to get donuts at the local bakery. It’s their daddy donut date! They love it and I love the hour of peace and quiet that I get.

  8. Breakfast burritos are a fave, as well as french toast made with homemade egg bread. But honestly, I’d rather let them fend for themselves and just have my coffee in peace.

  9. During the week we usually only have cereal. One day of the weekend I will fix a “hot breakfast” which usually consists of pancakes. I adore pancakes…

  10. Our weekend breakfasts are usually large when everyone is home. Grits, bacon, eggs, biscuits or waffles/pancakes. Depends on who’s up first and what they request. Mama’s a short order cook, don’t ya know.

  11. We’re the total opposite of you. We try to make weekend breakfasts a little more special than the weekday frozen waffles/toast/cereal/Pop-Tart routine. I try to make muffins (from a mix) or canned cinnamon rolls. I really want to make Pioneer Woman’s cinnamon rolls and donuts, but I haven’t done it yet.

  12. Kerry Lopez says:

    We are an egg eating family. We usually pair it with waffles or pancakes and some fruit. My boys eat big at breakfast time so we want to get them nice and full!

  13. Brandy Bridges says:

    We like to make pancakes, etc as a family. Sometimes it’s homemade biscuits, but we always make it a family event!

  14. We usually do pancakes on Saturdays and occasionally waffles. We don’t have time during the week for this and the kids love it!

  15. Cinnamon toast and a glass of coke.

  16. Weekends are SO much better than the week days. My daughter would have bacon, a side of bacon and a little bacon on top, but instead it’s usually pancakes or waffles or bacon (as a side) and eggs and grits. <3 Saturday breakfast together!

  17. On weekends I try to cook one big breakfast, because it is usually one of the only times that all six of us are home together!

  18. Cereal, or maybe if the little guy is lucky, scrambled eggs!

  19. Usually just a Fiber One bar unless the Hubs makes me an Egg sandwich – YUM!

  20. Melissa B. says:

    Coffee and dry cereal for me (and cereal with milk for my husband). Weekends to me means taking it easy, although I like cooking bigger dinners on the weekends (sometimes breakfast for dinner!).

  21. chris anne says:

    my husband makes me coffee and egg sandwiches, yum!

  22. Lisa Foster says:

    Everybody gets up at different times so usually we eat at different times–on Sunday’s we like to go out for breakfast.

  23. Lisa Foster says:
  24. A typical weekend breakfast at my house is usually scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage and toast. During the week, we always have cereal with fresh fruit on top.

  25. I’m the opposite. We eat cereal during the week when we’re trying to get out the door on time and have a big breakfast on the weekends.

  26. For my kids, it is always cereal….We have about 10 different varieties in the pantry.

    For me, if I’m lucky it’s coffee and a donut stick. Delish.

  27. We do our big breakfasts on the weekends because we have don’t usually have to be anywhere by 8:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. I usually go all out with muffins, bacon, sausage, grits (of course) and whatever kind of eggs everyone wants.

  28. My husband takes our three girls out for breakfast every Saturday morning, so I have time to just sit and enjoy the quiet. Otherwise, I will walk to our local French Market, grab a cup of coffee and a fresh baked scone, and wander back home. I love those days.

  29. Saturday we usually have cereal, toast or sweet rolls, but we always stop at McDonald’s before church on Sunday for an egg biscuit.

  30. My husband likes to make Saturday breakfast and I get to choose the menu…anything from blueberry pancakes to french toast or eggs!

    ~eunice b
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  32. I am big on quick breakfasts on weekends because I tend to sleep in on the weekends! I’m a fan of poptarts or a bowl of cereal, but my favorite quick breakfast is frozen ones, like Smart Ones breakfast quesadillas. Occasionally if I wake up early I mix together pancake mix or I scramble some eggs.

  33. Sat. are kinda what we have during the week- cereal, frozen waffle, eggs…
    but Sundays I usually make a bigger, nicer meal like some egg casserole dish, pancakes, bacon, fruit, juice, etc.

  34. nanette lynch says:

    Kolaches!

  35. We have pancake saturdays at our house. Every Saturday for 6 years I have gotten up and made from scratch Pancake mix. My son sets the table and gets all of the flavored fruit syrups and fresh fruit out and we all feast. My kids don’t get hungry until dinner time with this big breakfast!!

  36. Pancakes and bacon both made by my husband while I sleep in.

  37. Weekend breakfasts are our good ones because my husband cooks! Those are the hot pancakes, eggs, sausage, toast, ham, yummy goodies! Our weekdays are the quick ones. :)

  38. everyone does something different: currently the little one likes cereal, the older one bagels, my husband enjoys eggs, and I am with the little one with cereal (but it’s got to be in a cup :)

  39. Blessed Mom says:

    Most of our weekend breakfasts are the same as the weekday, a bowl of cereal. Occassionally I’ll make pancakes or baked oatmeal.

  40. Elizabeth Gingell says:

    I eat all sorts of strange food due to a rare liver disorder. True story – my most recent breakfast food has been broccoli.

  41. If my grand DOG is here,we have pancakes Generally, eggs nd toast and sometimes grits.but love some Frosted Flakes

  42. Waffles! My son loves them with some jelly on top!

  43. We usually have homemade waffles, with a choice of mini-chocolate chips or pecans in them. I like them both!

  44. On Saturdays we sometimes have muffins, occasionally traditional biscuits/gravy or biscuits with chocolate gravy. On Sundays, since we’re so busy getting ready for church, it’s Pop-Tarts or granola bars (usually w/PB or my sons’ new favorite, Nutella).

  45. thepricklypinecone says:

    A weekend breakfast consists of fried potato and eggs. Yummy!

  46. Whatever my husband makes us – I go on strike on the weekends and he pretty much cooks on the weekends – YEAH!

  47. NiceMatters says:

    Chocolate milk for my daughter. Must be finished before anything else can be considered. Then, options might include waffles, raisin toast, scrambled eggs and bacon, or pancakes. But only AFTER the chocolate milk.

  48. We usually have pancakes or waffles on saturday and cereal or toast and peanut butter on sundays.

  49. Weekends are Daddy’s job so I have no idea what they look like usually because I’m still in bed, Hallelujah! :)

  50. I’m one of the old school who only eats UNfrosted Pop Tarts, and my fave weekend treat is one blueberry and one strawberry, both toasted and then drizzled in melted butter.

  51. Breakfast on weekends are much later and we have a much more substantial breakfast–like eggs, sausage, muffins, etc.
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

  52. Since the weekdays are usually the ones where the kids get their own breakfast, as we all have different jumping off times in the morning, we often have larger breakfasts on Saturdays, such as waffles (in the waffle iron) pancakes or french toast. Of course, the time is often later (9:30 or later) due to the fact that my kids are both teenagers now, and seem to live in bed!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  53. Unfortunately I work weekends, too, so my breakfast routine is always the same: Special K bars!

  54. We have football, football, football, and more football on the weekends. Sometimes, our weekends are busier than our weeks, so, it’s usually cereal and yogurt. Or Cereal and toast. My kids love Honey Nut Cheerios :)

  55. The night before a weekend morning I love to put together one of those breafast casseroles that you refrigerate and just pop in the oven when you get up.

  56. We have homemade pancakes, eggs, or muffins on Saturdays. (Not Sundays – too busy getting ready for church.) On those Saturdays when one of our kids has an early game somewhere we will grab breakfast on the way. The kids love fast food breakfast!!

  57. Pancakes and bacon or cinnamon rolls!

  58. Our weekends are lazy!

    We’re all about the REST on our days off. Most weekends we sleep in and cook a yummy breakfast since we don’t have lots of time during the school week!

  59. We sleep in a little later on the weekends and I love making breakfast and eating it in bed – even if it is a bowl of cereal or toast with peanut butter. Everything is usually way more relaxed on a weekend morning. Love them!

  60. Well…this weekend I think I’ll try the Pampered Chef Oven Omelette Ole. Sounds yummy…and my boys can down the eggs!

  61. I like making waffles, or my hubby will make biscuits and gravy. Sounds delicious right now!

  62. My kidas are grown but while they were growing up and even just me today, breakfast is important and there is little difference between weekends and weekdays. Protein and carb breakfast is on the plate.

  63. This is going to seem sad and pathetic, but my answer is: Poptarts. Almost everyday of the week. New goal=anything but poptarts

  64. Our weekend breakfasts are bigger than our weekday breakfasts. Usually it will be eggs, bacon, pancakes, sausage or all of the above! The good thing about this is sometimes I can get away without making lunch!!

  65. Henria O. says:

    We cook a lot more for weekend breakfasts than we do during the week. My husband and I share the task of making a nice batch of pancakes and/or french toast, eggs and turkey bacon. We serve everything on serving dishes and everyong sits down at the table to eat and serve themselves!
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  66. Ideally, I sleep through breakfast. :)

  67. nan lara says:

    saturdays we are on the go early so we usually stop for a bagel..but sundays i try to make bacon and whatever else i can convince my lil guy to eat
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  68. My man still blows my mind every weekend with MAJOR breakfast on Saturday morning. I happen to know tomorrow is B&G (biscuits and gravy) which is my all time favorite. And he makes the biscuits from scratch! I don’t even do that.

  69. Weekend breakfast is more relaxed for us, though the pancakes and blueberries do come into play sometimes. We’re still busy on weekends but usually not quite as rushed so we tend to go for more than the weekday default of cereal and bananas.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot)com

  70. Deb Anderson says:
  71. I try to make pancake on the weekends

  72. Becky Horn says:

    We generally just have a fen for yourself breakfast over the weekends, being we all wake up at different times, when the kids get up they have their choice of cereal, poptarts, waffles, fruits etc.
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

  73. Betsy Hoff says:

    We usually have cereal during the week. on the weekends we like to have omelettes and toast.

  74. We usually have waffles or pancakes on weekends.
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

  75. We like to have a big breakfast consisting of bacon, eggs, toast and hash browns on weekends as opposed to a quickie breakfast on weekdays
    CalifKitties (AT) aol.com

  76. Last Christmas the gift that I really wanted was a double burner griddle so I can make blueberry pancakes on the weekends. I love that griddle..it’s making memories! But not every weekend…there’s always so much to do. A lot of times, we’re grabbing a quick breakfast sandwich at McDonald’s as we’re running errands.

  77. On weekend mornings my parents would make us pancakes with bacon or sometimes omelets. Now I make those for myself and my nieces whenever they visit. Weekdays feature more cereal and oatmeal. :) Two hours of extra sleep as well!

  78. I start all my days with a smoothie. Fruits change, but basically the same drink because I like it.

    Thanks for the contest.

  79. During the week we have cereal but on the weekend I make dinosaur pancakes.

  80. barbara wright says:

    Pancakes on weekends – and if it gets too monotonous, we have chocolate chips in the pancakes :-)

  81. May Schultz says:

    Our children are adults and living out of state. So with only my husband and myself, we pretty much do as we please. Usually my dear husband makes breakfast for me, most days. Just oatmeal with raisins in it and a cup of tea. He eats cold cereal and we both have juice. Dull, huh?
    Sundays is MY turn. I make either pancakes, or eggs and toast, with juice. Life is SO different when your children are grown and living away from “home”.

  82. shala_darkstone says:

    Hi, a typical weekend breakfast is Eggo waffles for my child and scrambled eggs for my hubby and me.

  83. Typical? Granola bars. Ideal? French toast!

  84. We usually have omelet or crockpot french toast on the weekends
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  85. Karen n May says:

    I’m making waffles today– every weekend has to have waffles…

  86. Saturday mornings are for “Daddy’s Big Breakfast.” Pancakes, eggs, bacon, coffee. It’s awsome, I don’t make any of it!

  87. I have oatmeal every morning regardless of the day.

  88. Jacqueline L. says:

    Whole Wheat Toast, Cage Free Eggs, A Banana, & a cup of coffee.

  89. Cereral on week days and pancakes on Saturday.

  90. Barbara B says:

    Saturday mornings are quite busy around here with sports and such. On Sundays, we usually have pancakes and bacon or I sometimes make breakfast sandwiches.

  91. Kim Wagner says:

    Cocoa Krispies FOREVER!!!! You can never go wrong with them and they really get the day moving. My all-time fave cereal that I’ve passed on to all 7 of my children!

  92. On Saturday mornings, my father-in-law DELIGHTS in making a traditional eggs and bacon breakfast with my kids’ help, then feeding us all with it. I think he feels like he can then guarantee that we get at least ONE “real” breakfast a week. :) It creates special memories for the children, too. Sundays are usually frozen waffles or granola bars, or maybe just cereal as we rush our way out the door to church.

  93. Typical Saturday breakfast is hash browns (not from a bag!), bacon, sausage and eggs. My husband does this all for us!!!! It’s wonderful!

  94. Typical breakfast is yogurt and granola at my desk. I think my husband has a protein bar and some fruit. Pretty sad..

  95. Because we do ministry downtown on Sat mornings (and sun too) our breakfasts on the weekend usually include a chick-fil-a biscuit, or a bagel from the Einstein’s drive-through. Nice right?

  96. Muffins! Blueberry or banana-nut, usually. We are crazy for muffins. :)

  97. Breakfast at our house on the weekend is usually eggs or waffles, or the occasional donut treat. We get up at staggered times on the weekends so it’s usually everyone get your own.

  98. I am mom to three boys! Weekend Breakfasts are almost exclusively eaten in the car on the way to football/soccer/basketball/baseball games and or practices. Fruit and granola bars and carnation instant breakfast are the choice of my champions.