The Easter Breakfast Bar
A New Family Tradition
For our family, the holidays go a little something like this: one dinner at this location, another there. Some years, a third location is added. Easter is no different.
Rather than try to compete with extended family obligations, I spotted a hole in the schedule we could claim as our own—breakfast. So a few times a year (Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter), I put together a breakfast bar for Dave, me and the kids. I don’t have the responsibility of cooking a great big meal, or having to plan an elaborate menu. But I do get to add my own little touch to the holiday.
Our family’s breakfast bar features cereal, yogurt, breakfast buns and hard boiled eggs. The kids love it because it’s stuff they normally eat, just packaged in a nicer way. Plus, when it’s all lined up, they feel like they can pick and choose what they want. Ahh, the feeling of perceived independence.
I love it because it doesn’t require a huge amount of work. My goal: provide something for everyone without making myself crazy. Over the years, I’ve learned that simplifying things = happier everyone.
How cute are these eggs? They’re wearing egg pants from kikkerland. They transform eggs into table toys for kids (and you adults too). Add a little face and you have instant characters for made up stories.