Sunday, May 29, 2011
I don't know what it is exactly (Breaking the rules? Taking it easy? Less dishes to clean?), but being able to grab a bowl of cereal for lunch or make pancakes for dinner has always seemed like a treat to me. It's easy. It's tasty. And it's like getting away with cheating on a test or something. Eating breakfast at any other time than first thing in the morning just always seems to taste better.
On Friday, I decided to pour myself a bowl of cereal -- a healthy kind (see picture above) -- and had the time of my life munching away on those little wheat squares for lunch. I'd already hiked the mountain. I'd already put in my time on the blog. I'd already had a meeting. Lunch was going to be my time. I picked light and loved every minute of it.
Have you ever gotten away with serving your family breakfast for dinner? In my circle of friends, this is not something you can get away with where men (husbands, dads) are concerned, but the moms I know love to simplify a meal like this. And kids are generally all in favor.
It's the simple things in life like this that sometimes take the edge off of a difficult day and put a smile on your face. I know I was grinning from ear to ear while eating what was in my bowl. I mean, a cereal called Island Vanilla. Who wouldn't like that?
If you were to choose the breakfast meal -- or the easiest meal -- you'd like to have for lunch or dinner after a challenging day, what would it be? How would it affect your state of mind?