How To Make Breakfast More Fun

I went to a restaurant that serves “breakfast at any time”.  So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance.
– Steven Wright –

While there are many interpretations of Breakfast, I’ve chosen to photograph the food I eat most mornings!

I start with the exact right bowl. It has to be the correct size – not too big and not to small. More importantly though, it has to have a happy group of animals dancing around the rim. This one has horses, camels and elephants – quite appropriate because I bought these dishes when we lived in the Middle East!

I put some fruit in the bottom of the bowl. I used bananas, but some times I use an apple, or an orange or some berries. This is the dangerous part of making breakfast  because I had to use a sharp knife to cut the bananas into the exact right thickness.  Like the bowl, the bananas can’t be too big or too small.

Next, I added some cereal. I used granola  with whole grains, fruit and nuts. You can use any type of cereal you want, but it has to compliment the fruit, not fight with it.

Last, I added yogurt – plain, low fat, high calcium yogurt. See how carefully  I spooned it on so that it formed a happy face? Two eyes, a nose, and a big grinning mouth.

The last detail is the spoon. Like the bowl, the spoon has to have some character, and it has to be not too big, and not too small. Today I chose a shiny new spoon, but some days I use a spoon from the set of cutlery that were a wedding present almost 42 years ago!

Remember the days when you let your child have some chocolate if he finished his cereal? Now, chocolate is one of the cereals.
– Robert Orben –

When I am done eating, I will have one small square of very dark chocolate…

How about you – how do you make your breakfast fun to eat?

25 thoughts on “How To Make Breakfast More Fun

    1. Hi winsomebella – I love dishes too, but don’t have very many sets. But cutlery – I often buy just one or two place settings of ones that I like.


  1. Hmm. Goldilocks was very particular about breakfast, too. Everything had to be just right. Be sure to check the closet for bears before you dig in– that would be my only thought… : )


  2. Now see…I hesitate to comment on these blogs for fear of appearing too weird…but what the heck. Let weirdness reign. As soon as I saw the photo I coveted the spoon. “Where can I get one of those?” I said to myself. It has a handy loop for attaching it to oneself (always important in an eating emergency). It also has a round medium bowl, perfectly sized for my non-reticulating jaw. And best of all…it’s shiny. It’s the monkey in me…I know, but I like glittery metal. So, yes the animals dancing loops around your granola is swell, but leave that spoon to me in your will.


    1. Hi Barb – I wish I could tell you the source of these utensils, but I don’t remember. I understand their appeal, though I hadn’t thought about attaching them to myself for eating emergencies. I try not to stray that far from the kitchen… The good news for me is that I have four place settings of these!


    1. Hi Lorna – Glad you liked the bowl! I’m not much of a cook, but I figure I might as well enjoy the process and the product since I chow down three times a day!


  3. Wow no that is a great breakfast!! I just love yogart and granola and fruit. It is my all time fav food combination!! Thanx for sharing.

    Ta Ta till next time, Cathy the Bagg Lady


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