A few things to know about me: I am not a morning person. I would love to be one of those people who gets up early to go on a run before work, or meditate over my morning coffee on the back porch as the sun comes up, but I’ve come to accept that that’s just not me.
I love sleep! I love sleep so much! Despite any other intentions, without fail, I will sleep until the last possible minute before I need to get out the door (or, these days, onto Zoom). And frankly, with all that’s going on right now, I’m feeling extra tired, which I know some of you may be, too. Getting up can be tough.
But, I am a breakfast person! I have a deep, unabiding love for breakfast. I love breakfasts of all kinds—the glorious greasy-spoon diner breakfast, the Sunday-morning-at-home pancake breakfast, the earnest, healthy smoothie breakfast on the way to the train in the morning (remember trains, you guys?). I love them all.
And, lastly, I’m a planner. I am a famous maker of lists, which make me feel calmer and more secure. With a road map for the day/week in hand, even when it will inevitably change, I feel steadier and like I have more forward momentum (and I get to cross things off, which is the best part, obviously).
So, if there’s anything to get me out of bed and brighten up my mornings right now, it’s a make-ahead breakfast to look forward to! Planning ahead and doing some work the day before has great payoff in the morning for an impressive, even joyful breakfast at home. Here are some of my favorites: