My kids love to make me breakfast in bed. I’ve been treated to soggy cereal (garnished with pineapple stuck on a toothpick floating in the milk), cold buttered toast, yogurt, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. All made and received with love. . . but perhaps not the most, uh, gourmet of meals. At least the coffee is always hot, thanks to my Keurig coffee maker!
When Walmart issued a Mother’s Day challege-to have your kids come up with a breakfast that was easy to make but fun for Mother’s Day-I knew my kiddos would be all over it. And I knew with a bit of guidance from me (cause really-when is mom ever off duty?) we could come up with something so simple that even a child could do it!
And we did! Strawberry Chocolate Waffles.
Now you guys all know that I’m a big fan of cooking from scratch. You won’t find much of a “pre-made” variety in my home-unless I’ve been sent it as a sample or am getting ready to go on a trip (Yankee Bill doesn’t cook). But there are times when discretion is the better part of valor.
Like when considering having a 10yr old & 7yr old make waffles by themselves.
These are the times when pre-made is the way to go! With a box of frozen Great Value Waffles, some whipped topping, a box of strawberries and some chocolate syrup you can make mom a lovely breakfast with only a few minutes in the toaster.
Oh, and coffee. Don’t forget the coffee.
Assembly is easy. The waffles can be heated up in the toaster, which even a small child can operate. The Strawberries get cut into slices (or chunks!)-they used a butter knife and did fine.
Then the kids can get creative!
Now of course mom doesn’t want to do dishes on Mother’s Day, so we splurged for some really beautiful Waverly disposable products. I’ll be using the rest of these up the next time I have some of my girlfriends over!
Oh, and don’t forget the coffee! (notice how I’ve said that twice. Does that tell you how important this step is?)
PS-ignore the dirty dishes in the sink, ok?
Once they had it all together they were very proud of their “Mother’s Day Breakfast Creations”.
So we spent a little more than I normally would on breakfast-$23.12. But we were left with 17 more K-cups of coffee, an almost full bottle of Chocolate Syrup, half a tub of whipped topping, half a box of strawberries and most of the package of fancy plates, napkins and cups. . . all of which will get used eventually. And I got a breakfast that I could eat and two kids who were VERY proud of the “feast” that they put together “all by themselves”.
Way better than soggy cereal I tell ya!
So what about you? Do your kids make a special Mother’s Day breakfast?
Need a great Mother’s Day craft idea that is easy, inexpensive, classy & personal? Check out my DIY Photograph Portrait Word Art. I promise-you can whip this up pretty quick 🙂