When you get stuck in a rut, what do you do?
Food ruts are ugly. I have served oatmeal the last few weeks so often that my kids were past plotting a revolt and were in the active throws of resistance. Guerilla warfare at the breakfast table is an ugly thing, especially when it’s two short folk against one beleaguered mama.
I’ve had a hard time being creative. I had reached the point that I didn’t want to post on the Facebook fan page ‘what’s for breakfast?’ threads, for fear a fan would say ‘AGAIN?’ I was serving it that often.
Yup, stuck in a rut. Even good cooks flub meals or get stuck in a rut occasionally. I fully admit that when money is tight and I’m pressed for time, I have a hard time getting creative. The last few weeks we’ve had plain or peanut butter oatmeal more times than I care to count. Being creative at 6am is not my forte. Asking the kids what they want or letting them doctor up the oatmeal themselves normally results in an expensive disaster no one will eat.