My preferred breakfast is coffee with brown sugar and a splash of 2% milk. Nothing else. I’m not sure why, but I just don’t crave a big meal in the morning. It’s not that I don’t like breakfast foods, it’s just that I usually serve things like waffles or biscuits and sausage sandwiches for dinner. Most of the time my liquid breakfast works fine and I just have my lunch a bit early.
Lately I have been working on a big writing project. I’ve been writing 2 – 3,000 words a day and hope to increase that average. To give you an idea of what kind of pace that is, to write 50,000 words in 30 days during National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) a writer needs to average about 1700 words per day. I have a story that wants to be let out of my brain and it won’t let me take it easy until the first draft is done. By the way, if you would like to know what that project is (it involves food!), visit author Gemma Halliday’s Facebook page tomorrow, 11/24, for the Gemma Halliday Publishing Launch Party. You will find my recipe for a baked pancake with sausage and I’ll also be doing a giveaway.
My biggest problem that I’ve found so far is that I feel like I’m running on fumes by mid-morning. My writing pace slows until I finally grind to a stop to conduct a refrigerator raid. So I’m going to make some changes in the hope that my writing will no longer be affected by the dreaded low fuel brain implosion. I am going to eat breakfast. Since I like oatmeal, I’ll start with that. Either a pan of baked oatmeal that I can cook once then warm up portions for a few days afterward or refrigerator oats in individual serving sized jars. If you’re wondering what I’m talking about, below is a link to my Pinterest board where I collect oatmeal recipes.
Do you like oatmeal? What are some of your favorite ways to prepare it or do you have any favorite add-ins?