This morning, at breakfast.

Gal Smiley, 12 years old: Mom, what can I eat for breakfast?

Me: There’s no bread, I’m sorry – maybe some cereal?

Gal: I don’t feel like it.

Me: There’s lots of fruit, or you could have cheese and crackers, or a bun with butter.

Gal: Do we have any broccoli?

Me: ….uh, yes?

Gal: Will you make me some?

Me: For breakfast?

Gal: Yes.

(Makes a whole head of broccoli. Kid eats it.)

Gal: That was awesome!

Twelve years old is WEIRD.

6 thoughts on “Breakfast

  1. Okay, but I have to know – how did you cook it? Did you steam it? Or roast it? I haven’t yet tried roasted broccoli but it’s supposed to be amazing.

    1. I did roast it! I think that’s the key. Cut up the florets, toss with a small amount of oil (you have to toss a LOT to get it to spread around), a small sprinkle of salt. Spread on a cookie sheet lined with parchment and roast for around 25 minutes at 400 degrees. It’s like eating a bowl of chips.

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