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If you are a Mom, then you know how easy cereal can be. It’s in a box, ready to eat and the kids love it. And are happy to eat choc flavored cardboard seven days in a row. Even a three year old can feed themselves. It’s one of the things I secretly miss the most about processed foods. The convenience of boxed cereals.
Breakfast is where I struggle the most. Getting my family out the door (on time) and with a real food breakfast in their tummy is, well, harder than I care to admit. Mornings take preparation and anything can throw our routine into a spin.
This morning we needed to iron an insanely creased school shirt. Which had a stain on it. That needed removing. And one child woke up with a temperature and sore throat. And was supposed to be catching a 7.30am bus to go on a school trip where she was supposed to be doing a kapa haka presentation. And the builder didn’t show. Not that that has anything to do with breakfast.
There are only two things to solve a breakfast dilemma. Two.
One is toast.
And the other is Avo.
Which gives you … drum roll please …. Smooshed Avo on Toast. ‘Smooshed’ by the way is actually a word. I looked it up.
Add a couple of cherry tomatoes and you have a breakfast that rocks. And it’s fast. And kids like Avocado. Don’t ask me why. It looks like something they should complain about. I mean, it’s green. Very very green. The some color that causes a revolt at the dinner table. But generally, my kids eat Avo without a fuss.
Cherry tomatoes are only here so I can boast a little. I love gardening, but a vegetable patch is something I still haven’t mastered. I have tried to grow cherry tomatoes for years. Life always gets in the way. The plant dies. I forget to water it. The chickens get to it first. The struggle is real.
But not this time. This time, Mother Nature took pity on me. Growing between my agave’s is a healthy, wildly sown cherry tomato bush. It’s not pretty but it’s giving me an abundant supply of cherry tomatoes. The ducks can’t reach it and the chickens haven’t found it. And it couldn’t be closer to my back door. I haven’t even watered it once as it also just happens to be positioned under that drip in my roof gutter. It’s perfect. As long as I do nothing.
What you will need for this recipe
Thick slices of Good Quality Rye or Wholegrain Bread
Avocado (I work on half an avocado per person)
Cherry tomatoes (2-4 per person)
Salt and Black Pepper
OPTIONAL: Top with either a swig of balsamic vinegar or Tabasco sauce.
What to Do
Using a fork, mash the Avo onto the toast.
What not to do.
Use up all the Avo so there is none for you. Don’t do that.