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Thursday, 16 October 2014

Dessert for Breakfast

   An episode of the audio drama "Adventures in Odyssey" contains the funny incident in which a man has been locked out of his own house because of an argument with his wife.  He seeks shelter next door and is welcomed inside by a family in a flurry of activity, trying to leave for church on time for a change.  The mother of the family offers this visitor breakfast with the stipulation that he help himself to whatever he might like.  Unfortunately for the family, this man decides to cut a piece of cheesecake as a topping for a bowl of cereal before she can utter, "Except the cheesecake."
   We instinctively know that desserts, rich in sugar and fat, are not the best way to start the day. What we eat for breakfast ought to be more healthy.  If we are honest, we would also say that sugary and fat-laden desserts are not the best way to end the day either.
   That's why 90% of the time the things I serve for dessert would also be acceptable for my family to eat for breakfast, if there are leftovers.  Here is my "Top Ten" list of dessert-breakfast crossover foods:

  • home made muffins with fruit (applesauce, blueberries, bananas or cranberries)
  • yogurt with fruit
  • yogurt with granola
  • pudding
  • fruit salad
  • oatmeal cookies
  • brownies made with black beans and whole wheat flour
  • apple crisp
  • yogurt and fruit smoothie
  • home made applesauce

Would you ever eat leftover dessert for breakfast?


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