Most mornings are hectic for us no matter what the season. Many times we’ve resorted to eating granola bars in the car because we’re so rushed. I feel like breakfast sets the tone for the entire day, so when we don’t get to enjoy a real breakfast, I really just want to hit the rewind button and start over. I’m on the hunt for quick protein-rich breakfast ideas so that we can have a great start to our days, every day.
We’re gearing up for an even crazier school year. Ryan is officially entering Pre-K and will need to be up at the same time as his big sister and out the door just after the bus whisks her off to school. Mama’s not looking forward to the madness. Last year, I at least had a half hour to sit and drink a cup of coffee before running out the door but not this year. It’s going to be tough.
The plan is to lay out clothes and pack lunches and backpacks the night before. While shopping at Stop and Shop last week I found some really great breakfast ideas including Jimmy Dean Canadian bacon, whole egg and cheese sandwiches. Emma can’t eat breakfast on the bus, so I have to make sure she has her time at the breakfast table before she leaves the house. These sandwiches are great when you don’t have a lot of time to get breakfast together, or even if you want to take it to go.
After just a few minutes of defrosting and heating, the sandwiches were done and ready to eat. I love a good breakfast sandwich and these are quite delicious. I love how they are all individually packaged!
While frying bacon is not normally something I’d do on a school day, I tried something new and baked the strips in the oven. It worked out really well and the ultra thick premium Jimmy Dean Hickory Smoked bacon was crisp and delicious! Bacon can totally happen on a busy morning with a little bit of planning. I lined my jelly roll pan with parchment paper and just laid out the strips.
My daughter swiped the canadian bacon out of my sandwich so I replaced it with the delicious Jimmy Dean bacon and it made for a wonderful sandwich.
See for yourself how good mornings lead to great days when you start them off with Jimmy Dean. Right now at Stop and Shop when you buy 3 participating Jimmy Dean products you get $5 off through 8/11. While supplies last.