Breakfast out on a Saturday @ the Waffle House.


Scottish Oat Scones


This is what we had for breakfast this morning. My wife makes great scones.


I made these for the “afternoon tea” portion of an office progressive potluck. They were a nice pick-me-up during that 2:30 slump!

3 cups all-purpose white flour (or half white/half wheat)
4 cups rolled oats (old-fashioned or quick)*
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tbsp granulated sugar (for tops)
2 tbsp + 2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon

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Laura’s Granola

This is a great recipe for homemade granola. It’s easy and good for you.

  • ¾ cup honey, pure maple syrup, brown sugar, or any combination (a little molasses if desired)
  • ¼ cup coconut (or other) oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cardamom, nutmeg, and/or ginger to taste (optional)
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • At least 5 cups grains (old-fashioned rolled oats plus other grains, such as quinoa)
  • Up to 5 cups nuts and/or seeds (such as sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, chopped pecans, cashews) – you should have 10 cups of dry ingredients total: grains, nuts, and seeds.
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Beat egg white until frothy.
  2. In large bowl, toss together oats and nuts/seeds.
  3. In small saucepan over low heat (or small bowl in microwave), combine first 3 ingredients, stirring occasionally, until melted and combined. Stir in spices.
  4. Pour warm mixture over dry ingredients, stirring until evenly coated. Gently fold in beaten egg white.
  5. Spread granola on 2 large cookie sheets sprayed with cooking spray and bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until golden brown (don’t let it burn!).
  6. Allow to cool on pans, stirring every 10 minutes or so to reduce sticking (it will seem “wet” at first, but will dry nicely as it cools). Store in airtight container.
  7. If you are baking on two different racks, swap them out after each stir.
If desired, add dried fruit or toasted coconut chips after baking.

When you have bread, eggs and milk…you make French toast. This along with some sausage was our snow day breakfast.

My friend thecrimsonarcher works in a grocery store where she has seen a bunch of bread, eggs and milk the last couple of days. I feel for her. However you can make good things with simple ingredients like these.

(Thanks to lklmail for the photo.)


Saturday Breakfast – Breakfast Burritos

This is a family favorite. In this variation of this Mexican inspired dish, I have blended chorizo, eggs and potatoes and topped it with picante sauce and pepper jack cheese. Grilled on a griddle gives them a nice crispy texture. They had a good combination of flavors. We shall have them again on a Saturday.