A couple of years ago, one of the first things the girls enthusiastically started helping out with around the kitchen was making their own parfaits. I would simply put out three bowls filled separately with yogurt, berries, and granola and give them their own bowls or glasses to fill as they please. They had fun ‘layering’ the ingredients and making their own parfaits. This quickly became an ongoing weekend ritual for quite a few weekends.
A few days ago, while we were snowed in and school was canceled, I was trying to figure out a multiple-course breakfast of sorts – yes, the girls need 2-3 snacks/meals until lunchtime if we don’t make an effort to leave home early enough in the morning! I soon realized this would be the perfect time to bring back parfait making!
I assembled the ingredients, provided one bowl of berries each to avoid any conflict over how many berries they each got, and added eggs for some extra protein. It was that simple (& colorful), and was wiped clean in no time!
Parfait may not be super filling for them anymore, but it worked great as breakfast #1 of the day on our slow, snowy morning.