Breakfast Creations

This used to be called Trystan’s Breakfast. I started it when I decided to sculpt and design things out of the very malleable and configurable ingredients I was going to feed him anyways.

Trystan and Zoey’s breakfast pizza

I opened the fridge this morning to find some uncooked pizza dough I had prepped a couple of nights ago when inspiration struck.

pizza dough
raspberry jam
condensed milk
fruit toppings

1. Preheat oven to 400deg.
2. Roll or toss pizza dough
3. Spread raspberry jam on the dough
4. Puncture 2 holes in the can of condensed milk and pour out in thin stream to look like shredded cheese.
5. Add fresh fruit toppings
6. Bake for 9-15 minutes. I baked it for 9.
7. Slice, share, and enjoy.

Note: if you like the taste of fresh fruit. Then add the toppings after baking the dough, jam and condensed milk. My first run through which is shown in the pictures was done by baking the dough first and adding the jam, milk and fruits afterward.

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An African Oasis Breakfast

This breakfast post is going to include my thought process as I made their meal.  When I first got to the kitchen I had no clue what I was going to make.  I just knew that I didn’t want to give them cereal or toast.  So I opened the refrigerator door and scanned for ingredients.  That’s when I found the leftover french bread from our soup dinner two nights ago.  Step 1, take the bread and slice it into 1 to 2 inch thick slices.

Slices of french bread

Slices of french bread

Now my options were to paint something with Nutella, peanut butter, or jam.  Or to shape it into something.  Looking into the fridge again, I took out two packages of yogurt.  I knew that I was going to hollow out the bread slices and put yogurt into them, but I still didn’t know what it’s going to be.

Yogurt and hollow bread

Yogurt and hollow bread

Fill the bread and smooth out the yogurt

Fill the bread and smooth out the yogurt

Now what story can we tell with this quasi-creation?  What does Trystan absolutely love, and what would Zoey recognize?  Just then, no sooner than the introduction song from Disney’s Lion King starts playing on the Pandora station in the background, that the imagery of herds of animals crossing the savannah come to mind.  The answer: animal crackers!

Add animal crackers

Add animal crackers

It’s still missing something… so I go into the fridge again, then the freezer.  Ahhh.  A bit of microwave magic and the final addition completes the african oasis.

African oasis breakfast

African oasis breakfast

The final step is to ENJOY!