As I’ve mentioned in just about every other article I’ve written, my life is total ferkin chaos. I have children and work coming out of my ears. Take one minute out of my morning routine and you might as well have thrown a grenade into Big Ben. The gears disengage, the wheels stop turning, everything locks down and time stops.
The grenade this morning came in the form of a breakfast food outage. I somehow managed to let the well run dry of our typical breakfast fare. And since we do not have cooked breakfast on Tuesday (it’s not in the schedule!), I had to improvise.
I quickly made the kids cheese toast, set the table and started the Kilimanjaro relay race of bringing the onions down for breakfast. I stacked their clothes for the day on the counter and pointed them toward the table.
Brutus: (staring at his cheese toast) “I wanted a pop tart.”
Me: “We don’t have any pop tarts.”
Brutus: “I feel like I really don’t want cheese toast today.”
Me: “Well, what do you feel like? We’re also out of peanut butter, yogurt, fruit and cereal.”
Brutus: “A peanut butter sandwich.”
Me: (swallowing a smart-ass remark): “We’re OUT of peanut butter. You can have the cheese toast or a (dried up) granola bar (from the bottom of my purse) and those are your only options.”
Brutus: “Why don’t we have any pop tarts?”
Me: “Because I didn’t know we were out (since your father takes the last one out of the box and leaves the box in the cabinet so when I see 67 pop tart boxes in there I ASSUME we might actually have some) so I didn’t buy any at the store.”
Brutus: (eating the cheese toast) “Mama, can you make a special important thing to remember that I love only pop tarts so I won’t have long sad days again?”
My new mission in life? To never EVER run out of pop tarts again.
Which got me to thinking… why am I buying pop tarts? I hate pop tarts. I fancy myself to be quite the cook so why am I feeding my family this crap? After a quick search online I came across this post from a blogger I already love (figures), Smitten Kitchen. These look amazing and I now know exactly what I’ll be stocking my freezer with this weekend.
Read the full post here: Homemade Pop Tarts by Smitten Kitchen