So, the dilemma: what to serve for breakfast. Oh, it has to meet the usual criteria. Namely it must be healthy and somewhat fast, as I don't want to get up two hours earlier than normal to prepare it. It needs to have staying power so we are not hungry again in an hour. And it must be free of dairy, eggs, wheat, soy, nuts, and beef. Just eliminating all the usual suspects. Breakfast recipes without eggs or milk or wheat? Very rare. Oatmeal is a great fill in! Except that the eldest has decided she hates it. Has anyone tried to explain to a child with food allergies that pickiness is not an option? Somehow, that doesn't work at my house. So, rather than start the day with a battle over breakfast, I am questing for variety that will satisfy the tastes of our whole family. Yikes.
I am determined to create a breakfast casserole that is based on creamy rice and chicken apple sausage. I don't know why, it just seems like it should work. Hmmm...except the middle child hates rice in any form. That's alright, if the eldest has to choke down oatmeal on occasion, she can do the same with rice.
So far, I have discovered that cooking the rice in half apple juice and half water gives it a nice flavor. No creaminess though. Tonight I added one chopped apple for the last five minutes of cooking, and it was wonderfully breakfastly sweet. Not quite there yet though.
So, if anyone can share a favorite breakfast idea, or can tweak my beginning of an idea, I'd love to hear from you!