March 21, 2014

Breakfast In Or Out?

When I was a child, my parents took me and my sister out for breakfast just about every weekend. Sometimes it was before church, sometime after. My mum would also make a very large breakfast on the rare weekend we didn't go out, especially if we had company. Last weekend, while my oldest daughter was home on spring break, we decided to go to our favorite breakfast place. For a while, my family adopted the same custom and went out for breakfast just about every weekend when the children were little. Sometimes before church and sometimes after. It's been years since we've done this, so now it's just an every-now-and-then thing. The girls always order hot chocolate during the cold months, which up here means about half the year. As you can see, they do hot chocolate rightlots of whipped cream, a drizzle of chocolate, and sprinkles. I get a sugar headache just looking at it. The girls will usually order pancakes, sometimes waffles or French toast. My husband likes to mix it up even more, and me...well I order the same thing every time, bacon and eggs. Breakfast, whether in or out, is definitely better than lunch. I just learned that eating eggs can help you sleep better and helps calm the body. They contain tryptophan (just like turkey) that helps release the hormones serotonin and melatonin, which in turn helps regulate circadian rhythms. And you thought this was just a post about breakfast. So, to answer the question above, breakfast in or out? I vote both!

Now that I've whet your appetite, on to the recipes.

Try these buttermilk waffles with mixed berry and lemon preserves over on Averie Cooks.

I guess I really do like breakfast because I included a lot of recipes over on this post.

Yummy homemade English muffins.

Baked blueberry oatmeal.

What should you eat for breakfast today? Find out here.


hollysharon said...

I take magnesium at night in liquid form, it can also help make you sleepy. You can also absorb magnesium thru epsom salts, so having a nice bath in the evening with epsom salts can be super relaxing.

Kimberly Merritt said...

I like the Epsom salt idea. Thanks!