Breaking the fast with belly warming porridge

Apple & Date Porridge
While breakfast is reputed to be the most important meal of the day, it is a meal I approach with little enthusiasm.  My system is so busy trying to wake up that planning and cooking a meal is beyond possible.  Cold cereal is not an attractive option for me, and toast & jam soon gets boring.  If I could imagine up a silent overnight kitchen assistant that cleaned benches, washed dishes and left a pot of warm porridge on the stove, I would. 

The next best option is to create a large pot of porridge on a weekend morning when the start to the day is a little more forgiving.  This week I have had warm porridge just a microwave reheat away and it is helping me try and form new habits of breakfasting before 10am and on proper food (instead of 3 cups of strong coffee). Continue reading