Last night, after the long and hot summer weekend was finally winding down, Scarlet was watching a TV show in which the main character’s father said, “A good breakfast is the key to a great day!” During our hectic days, I couldn’t agree more.
Scarlet was away for nearly all of the weekend – first at a sleepover in Connecticut, and then at a wonderful play with her Grandma and her cousin. I woke up on Sunday to a hungry, hungry Des and a happy, shiny morning. The thing with Des is that he gets fiercely hungry. He reminds me so much of me. Between middle school and high school, I grew about 6-7 inches – clearly a late-bloomer who had been saving all of her growing until a bit later than my friends. My kids may eat other meals during school/camp hours and at friends’ houses, but feeding them breakfast is an important task for me as a parent.
I’m always in need of breakfast ideas because we all need fuel to begin and end our big days, whether it’s summer or the school year. Either way, we are often easing into a new change to the schedule before it settles again for awhile. I had trouble with mornings as a kid, and my parents would buy me Jimmy Dean products to help with the challenges of new schedules, new friends, late nights doing homework, and sharing bathrooms and a kitchen with four other siblings. I have learned a lot from my parents, in buying products that mean less time at the stove, and more time spent together.
What’s important to me is that both kids get a lot of protein in their days. It makes a difference to me, and I can see the difference in their energy levels. When we woke up on Sunday I made a picnic for Des and me. We might not always – or ever – have time for a full picnic on weekdays in the fall, but I hope he’ll eat his protein-filled breakfast and think of summer mornings with me. Always. And I’m happy to have these wonderful Jimmy Dean options for breakfast, year-round for us.
Let’s talk about “who.” My family. Let’s talk about “what” – Jimmy Dean breakfast products. “Where” – ideally at home. “When”? It’s a convenient option for rushed mornings, and it’s also a wonderful option for those slow weekend mornings.
Jimmy Dean for breakfast, but you can also have a Jimmy Dean lunch, dinner, snack, or dessert. “Why?” There are so many reasons why. Our local Stop & Shop has a large selection of Jimmy Dean breakfast products we use to start our great days.
We all love bacon, and Jimmy Dean Bacon is a thicker cut bacon that delivers great taste and consistent quality. Our personal favorites are the frozen sandwiches and the frozen bowls. They are savory, satisfying meals that are microwavable and ready in less than three minutes. If I’m using a product that doesn’t have eggs, I will often pair the product with scrambled eggs for extra protein. For generally all breakfasts, my kids choose their favorite fruit of choice, and always water or milk to drink.
Jimmy Dean helps us get a great start to our mornings, so we can hopefully go on to have great days. The products are fully cooked with a perfect blend of seasonings, and are ready from the microwave in less than a minute. We just heat and serve!
No doubt, yesterday was a great morning. Our deck is a beautiful place – full of wildflowers, bird feeders, and sun-catching decorations. It was warm and sunny without a cloud overhead. Des was open to a picnic, and I’m happy we made a memory together. That said, no matter what day it is, Jimmy Dean products are there to help us start the day.
See for yourself how good mornings lead to great days when you start them off with Jimmy Dean. Right now at Stop & Shop, when you buy 3 participating Jimmy Dean products you get $5 off through 8/11. While supplies last.