It has become SUCH a problem in my house lately.
What do you eat for breakfast? What about your kids?
I have one family member who has decided that cholent is the ideal breakfast.
One who wants to eat pasta or pizza.
Some eat oatmeal or granola...
The cholent request was actually easy. I made a larger than usual vegetarian cholent for Shabbat and kept it pareve. I packaged it up into individual servings and those are frozen. They are in ovenproof containers. The cholent can be popped into the toaster oven before shul and should be steaming hot when shul is over. At least in theory.
I basically nixed the pasta and pizza request, but maybe I can accommodate that in the same way as the cholent request. Maybe I should make individual size baked ziti and freeze them -or something like that - for THAT person to pop in the toaster oven before davening!
I can handle oatmeal and granola requests. Those are normal...
I seem to spend an inordinate amount of time dealing with breakfast right now, though, since it takes so long to negotiate what each person will eat. And then get them to clean up when they are done... And my kids still think I should just buy cereal. They have this obsession with junky cereal they had at someone's house. The kind that looks like little chocolate chip cookies. That's their constant request. Sigh.
I try so hard to make sure they have healthy and delicious and frugal food. And they just want junk that won't help build strong bones, muscles, or brains.
What's an Eema to do?