The Days Were Long, But the Summer Was Short

The Days Were Long, But the Summer Was Short

Long time, no see, Hot Breakfast friends! Hope you had a great summer. As you may or may not have noticed, I took a nice long blogging break. If I had to sum up my summer, I’d make a play…

#TBT: Diary of a TV Addict, 1989-1990

#TBT: Diary of a TV Addict, 1989-1990

Over spring break, I took the boys back to Illinois to visit my mom. It’s our usual trip (without last spring’s random vomiting, fortunately), and it’s always a good time: along with my mom, we get to see my sister…

Parenting is Hard: A Confession & A Cure For The Common Facebook Envy

Parenting is Hard: A Confession & A Cure For The Common Facebook Envy

This is the third time I’m writing this post. Originally, it was about food. Pasta. “Four New Things I Made With Pasta.” Healthy things. Easy things. Things that everyone in my family ate. I was going to write about it despite…

Souper Tuesday Guest Post: Eva's Chicken Soup & Holla Fo' Challah

Souper Tuesday Guest Post: Eva’s Chicken Soup & Holla Fo’ Challah

I am so excited to have a guest poster on Hot Breakfast today! Today’s Souper Tuesday is brought to you by Eva, who has her own Souper Sunday tradition.  Eva and I met studying abroad in England in 1999. That…

Souper (Not Fat) Tuesday: Mushroom and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Stew

Souper (Not Fat) Tuesday: Mushroom and Wild Rice Slow Cooker Stew

January 1 came and went this year without any resolutions. I don’t know if that’s the cause or just another symptom of the winter haze I’ve been in the last six weeks. Here’s what I remember: I made a quick, kid-free…

Counting our blessings, one bag at a time

Counting our blessings, one bag at a time

On Monday, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., we made “blessing bags,” plastic bags full of snacks and other supplies for people in need. Noah first made these at church camp last summer, and I thought they were a great idea. People panhandle…

Never, never, never give up (a quitter's resolution)

Never, never, never give up (a quitter’s resolution)

I’ll just say it: I wanted to quit this blog. I haven’t written a post in almost three months. Let me revise that: I haven’t posted anything in three months. I wrote stuff here and there, but nothing that felt worth…