There's no question that having breakfast at my desk every weekday sucks. I would much rather sit with hot coffee, in front of my kitchen window, and enjoy a quiet moment as the world wakens. I would have cereal with milk, or a toasted bagel, or cheese grits. Mmmm, cheese grits.
Maybe when I retire.
Here's what I have learned about desk-breakfasts.
I still don't ever CRAVE yogurt, but I can now officially say that I like it: Fruit on the Bottom ONLY, with extra fruit added in (blueberries, usually), and with Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, or a crushed-up granola bar, mixed in as well. I like it for desk-breakfast about once a week, although I wouldn't choose it -- and never choose it, when it's in my fridge -- for a weekend breakfast. While I eat it, I usually hear my mind saying, "MMM, this is so GOOD!"
Never thought I'd hear my mind saying THAT.
Also, I used to buy the 4-oz. cups of cottage cheese and loved having them (instead of yogurt), for a delicious protein/dairy breakfast. They just don't sound appealing to me lately and I haven't bought them in ages. Weird.
Sometimes I have the Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage and Egg White "McMuffins" from the frozen aisle. I like them with a LOT of salt and pepper. And they're best with orange juice, but I never have it.
If I'm desperate for a breakfast item, I'll take a packet of oatmeal. Even though I really like some of the Quaker Bakery flavors -- especially Banana Nut Bread -- they're kind-of a last resort. It's just so unsatisfying to walk all the way over to the coffee area to only get hot water for oatmeal, and then the packet-sized portion is gone in about 5 minutes. Plus, I have to walk BACK in order to wipe out my coffee mug of any bits of oats, with a paper towel, before washing it in our non-disposal sink. Gross. The whole process is Un-Fun.
Last week I successfully made a scrambled egg in the microwave before I left for work, and put it inside a small tortilla with 3 Little Smokies beef sausages and some cheddar cheese. (I had bought the Smokies for our Super Bowl party pigs-in-blankets.) I wrapped it in foil and by the time I got to work, the cheese was perfectly melted. YUM. I loved that and wanted to make a whole batch of them to keep frozen, but after I added up the calories, I decided maybe I needed to buy some turkey sausage instead. Heh.