My New Life – Recipe: Individual Breakfast Egg Scramble

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As I have mentioned, the littles all three started school on Monday.  In the blink of an eye, my life changed a little bit.   Sean and I joked that I would be sitting around eating bon bons all day.  In all honesty, though, I have not had much time for idle nothingness yet.  I have purposefully stayed busy because, well, the house is just way too quiet these days.

When the littles asked me last night if I liked being at home alone, I did not know how to answer.  I did not want to exclaim, “No!” because I did not want them to become clingy and worry about leaving me.  I did not want to say, “Yes!” because that is simply not the truth. So, I did the typical mom thing and remained neutral.  I told them that I missed them during the day but that it helped knowing that they were having so much fun.  I also told them that I feel like I can get more done during the day so that I can just focus on them each afternoon when they get home from school.

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The truth is that when I am looking for the rainbow, there is one.  The one thing that I do like is that I can complete a project without stopping to fix a snack or a meal.  When I decide to eat lunch at 2 or breakfast at 10, I can do that.  While those things certainly do not make up for all of the ways that I miss my littles all day, it does help me to focus on the positive about having all three in school, happily learning, making new friends, and growing in so many wonderful ways.

For today, I will enjoy my late morning tea and breakfast cooked up in 5 minutes flat.  When I was deciding what to make, I remembered that sweet Kristen had posted a breakfast scramble recipe a few weeks ago.  I made one for my family that very weekend, and they loved it.  When I made one for myself today, it was literally ready in about 5 minutes.  I love meals that are quick, easy, and healthy.  And, as an added bonus, I was able to focus on cooking and taking pictures for a few minutes instead of watching the clock to determine exactly where my littles were at that given moment in time.

Individual Breakfast Egg Scramble

Individual Breakfast Egg Scramble

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter

2 eggs

salt

pepper

1 tablespoon feta cheese

1/4 cup black beans

2-3 tablespoons fresh salsa

1 tablespoon sour cream

Instructions

  1. Spoon butter into small cooking pan, and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add the eggs, and sprinkle in the feta cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Once the whites start to cook, scramble the eggs together until they are the consistency that you prefer them. I like mine a bit soft.
  4. Remove from pan and place on a plate.
  5. Spoon the beans on the eggs, then add the salsa, and top off with the sour cream.
  6. Enjoy!
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The littles truly are doing great, and I am very, very happy about that.  I know that I will adjust to this new life.  I will eventually get into more of a routine of substitute teaching, menu planning, organizing our daily schedules, and taking care of our household.  I will be thankful for the time that I have to complete tasks without saying, “Just give me one more minute.” School is hard, but it is also amazingly wonderful.  I often tell people to “just embrace it” when things in life are not going exactly as planned.  So, I am giving myself that advise today.  I am going to embrace this new life…and maybe even take a nap this afternoon after eating some bon bons and watching a movie.

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11 Responses to My New Life – Recipe: Individual Breakfast Egg Scramble

  1. Aggie says:

    I feel like we are totally in the same season…though I did have a taste of it last year when Gina started preK full time (same school as big brother, was just best to make 2 trips a day instead of 3). Though last year I had more online “work” to do (freelance writing)…this year, it’s more just me, my house, some blog work…but mostly just me and my house. :) I’m purposely staying busy too. I do enjoy being able to complete projects and being productive. I also enjoy quiet breakfasts just like this ;) … this looks so delicious and I have got to make it for myself ASAP!!!
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  2. Kristen says:

    I hope you do enjoy some time to finally relax and do some frivolous stuff just for you :)
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    • It has been a great week. I have been able to get things done at home, catch up on some things I had been putting off, and actually have snacks on the table and dinner started by the time school is out. I have just missed them like crazy, and I love seeing their smiling faces when they round the door to my sister’s office each day.

      It is just so surreal to see Summer with a backpack on her back. She keeps saying, “I cannot believe I am in school!” with a huge smile on her face. I love that she is so excited about it.

      And, I did take that nap today. :)

  3. Though I’m not a mom, I can imagine that finally having some time to yourself must feel bittersweet! Your kiddos look so excited and happy to have started school!

    • Having time to myself after 9 years of being a stay-at-home mom is a little different. But, I am trying really hard to embrace it. I think that I had kind of forgotten how to just be in the moment and enjoy the silence sometimes. It has been a great week, though, and the good thing is that I have felt like I am more prepared with snacks, dinner, etc. when they get home from school now.

  4. This looks so good! Your kids are adorable
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  5. Sandy says:

    I never thought of putting feta on my eggs. What a wonderful ideal. TGIF for you. I know you are looking so forward to the weekend. Just keep enjoying the time alone. Like you said then the evening are all theirs. Each moment has its own special time. Happy last day of August!!!!!!

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