Sigh... aren't mornings just SO CHAOTIC? Getting ready for work, kids running around and screaming, big rush to get everything in their right places, 'go get your clothes on'... etc, etc, etc!
The thing that was most frustrating for me was breakfast. I mean, you'd like to get food in your stomach and the kids' stomachs too. But then, you also want protien, easy clean-up, and not too much preparation time either. Finally, after long years of searching, we came across what works for us. (Drumroll, please)
We make this egg and ham casserole the night before, store it in the refrigerator until morning, and then bake it. I works really well for our large family and just clears up our mornings so much. Here's the recipe:
2lb diced potatoes (you can buy these in the frozen aisle at the store),
1/3c sour cream, 8 eggs, 1c diced ham, 8oz Mexican blend cheese, seperated
1tsp garlic powder, 1tsp onion powder (a bit less), 1tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper
Grease a 9 by 13 pan and add potatoes, sour cream, ham, and 4oz of the cheese. Whisk eggs seperately with a fork, then add to the potatoes. Add spices and mix everything up. Sprinkle reamaining 4oz of cheese on the top. You can bake now or refrigerate and bake later. Bake at 375F for 1 hr (preferably before you get the kids up)
Let us know in the comments below: what do you do for breakfast in the mornings?