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School starts in one week for my kiddos. This is only my second *big* back-to-school moment. For most of my parenting years, all or most of my children homschooled. We usually celebrated Not Back to School. Life has changed a lot in the last five years. I am in a place that I never imagined. Some of those changes are good; some not so much. We are planning to send Apollo to Kindergarten at the same school as his siblings (more on that later…after today’s visit with his pulmonologist and his first lung function test!) <— How’s that for a milestone? My only homeschoolers this year will be Enoch and Kalina (Tilly will be at the community college again).
Yes, life has taken me to a place I didn’t expect.
Back-to-school means hectic mornings and somehow trying to feed everyone, make sure their hair is combed, their clothes are clean and their backpacks packed. The other day Kalina and I made these fun homemade vanilla pudding cups for breakfast. Yes breakfast, they are protein packed and we served them with fruit.
Homemade pudding is extremely easy to make. Just mix it up, fill adorable little mason jars, slice some fruit, and you have a delightful breakfast surprise. I served this up with Quaker® Real Medleys® Yogurt Cups.
Vanilla Pudding Cup Recipe
1/3 cup + 1 tsp powdered milk
1/3 cup + 1 tsp corn starch
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup milk
Bring to near boil, simmer for 3 minutes, pour into little jars, let sit in fridge for several hours.
These pudding cups can be pulled out for breakfast or school lunches. We enjoy adding fresh berries, or fried apples and cinnamon. Served next to Quaker Real Medleys they make a delicious breakfast treat.
I really, really, really wish we would have had these Quaker Real Medleys on our recent camping trip. Real Medleys is a delicious blend of yogurt and multigrain granola with real fruit and crunchy nuts. You just stir in cold milk and end up with yogurt and granola! We took traditional yogurt that was kept cold in our cooler full of ice. The containers got wet and soggy and the labels peeled off.
These would have been so much easier. You can find Quaker Real Medleys them in the Walmart cereal aisle next to the instant oatmeal and breakfast bars.
What do you serve for breakfast on school days? We often make toast, instant oatmeal (I have a recipe for this!) or eggs. My kids are old enough now, I have them make their own breakfast while I sip hot coffee.