Serve a Breakfast Bar

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Serve up a breakfast bar in the mornings for easy prep and good eating.

My kids love it when we stay at a hotel. It’s not the free cable or the free wi-fi. The pool is cool. But their biggest attraction is the all-you-can-eat breakfast bar.

Typically an array of baked goods, fruit, coffee, cereal, juice and milk, the breakfast bar suits everyone’s tastes and is easy to serve. Sure, some hotels also offer hot eggs and bacon. But, this more-like-continental-breakfast-than-not is an easy practice to institute at home.

Like at a hotel, the breakfast bar allows your diners to eat leisurely on their time-frame. You don’t need everyone to be awake and ready for breakfast at the same time.

I set our breakfast bar up when I wake, laying out an array of choices. I keep the cold stuff, like milk and cream, in the refrigerator for my family to get as needed. But, everything else lays in waiting.

Here’s what you can include:

Laying out an array of breakfast items not only makes it easy on the cook, but it also ensures that your family gets a great start on the day.

What would you add to the ideal breakfast bar?

About Jessica Fisher

I believe great meals don't have to be complicated or expensive. There's a better way, and it won't take all afternoon.

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  1. This would be an excellent idea if you had out of town guests staying at your home! 🙂 I never thought of it before….fabulous idea!!

  2. Kris says:

    LOL…that’s my kids favorite part of staying at a hotel too! On lazy summer days this would be a nice change of pace. I’ll have to keep it in mind (as Stacy suggested) for when we have company too. Thanks for the great, simple idea.

  3. I’d add hard boiled eggs- During the summer I always keep a dozen peeled eggs in the fridge- quick, easy protein and nutrition for my son, who would otherwise live on peanut butter and bean burritos.

    • Jessica says:

      @Char Haas, yes! We do that, too. Must have slipped my mind. Thanks for the reminder.

  4. claire says:

    What a splendid idea! When I get back into more bakking this will be a weekly breakfast for my children. I started the toast bar from you also & my 6 children love it. They put all sorts of odd topping on toast now. We use a whole loaf of bread. It is a favorite & low cost breakfast. Thank you for some grest ideas!

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