I am on a mission - To change the eating habits of the whole family (All 6 of us)
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Today is Blue Monday - apparently the most depressing day of the year.
The decorations have gone back in the attic, everyone is back at work/school and the Christmas cheer has faded away.
To be honest, I don't feel like it is a blue day. Especially, as we now have all our 2014 plans and goals to look forward too (We are getting married!) I am not blue - not one little bit and I really hope you are not too.
Anyway, whether or not it is blue Monday is probably a completely different post altogether. I am here to let you know about the yummy, healthy and cheap breakfast I have planned for tomorrow. (It is also the perfect breakfast to help banish those blues)
My guys have not been up before 08:30 since Christmas day so getting them up, dressed and out the house by 08:15 is going to be tough.
Normally, I opt for an easy, quick breakfast like cereal (Dylan loves his weetabix) or toast. However, tomorrow I am changing my game plan - I plan to entice all four of them out of bed with a yummy breakfast. I am hoping this will be more successful than my usual loud approach.
I have stolen the pan cake recipe from Giz - he is the Pancake King of our house. The recipe Giz uses is....
1 Cup of Self-raising Flour
1 Cup of Milk
Pinch of Salt
A little Oil
1. Mix the flour and Egg together in a bowl
2. Add the milk and whisk thoroughly
3. Add a pinch of salt
4. Mix until smooth
5. Heat a little oil in a frying pan.
6. Add a little mixture (1/4 of a cup approximately)
7. Flip over half way through to ensure both sides are golden
*Hot tip - leave the mix in the fridge over night. Then, in the morning give it another quick whisk before cooking. This makes the mixture light and fluffy.
I will serve with fruit a dollop of yoghurt and maybe a drizzle of honey - how could they possibly stay in bed?
It will be both delicious and cheap...
Self raising flour (1.5Kg), Tesco everyday value 45p
Semi-skinned milk (1 pint) 49p
eggs (6 pack) Tesco value 93p
Salt and oil (always in the cupboard)
So, that is a grand total of £1.87 to make 6 batches! I only need one batch to feed all four of my angels tomorrow.
I will add some piccies in the morning, right now I'm off to make the mixture and hit the hay.