I am not a morning person. It is quite a change for me to get up with Robert. I used to sleep until 8 or 8:30 most days and was lucky enough to be able to arrange my schedule to allow me to be alarm clock free most of my adult life. Now I have a 20 pound alarm clock that likes to wake up between 6:45 and 7:00. In my foggy state, I've developed a simple breakfast routine that gets him fed and requires minimal brain power on my part. Easy, no-cook oatmeal. I make this in small batches that create oatmeal for about 4 days and are stored in 2 oz containers in the fridge. I pull one out in the morning, along with an apple-pear sauce container, and we have breakfast.
1/2 cup oats (I like old-fashioned Irish oats, but really anything that's not instant will do)
1/4 dried fruit (like raisins, currants, blueberries, or craisins)
1/4 cup orange juice
Light 1/2 cup water
Pour the oats and dried fruit into a food processor. Blend to chop up the dried fruit and oats.
Pour in the juice and water. Pulse once or twice in the food processor.
Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes before mixing again.
If you need breakfast immediately, you can take a portion and heat in the microwave for about 15 seconds at this point, though I recommend letting it sit overnight in the fridge.
Pour the moist oatmeal mixture into portion cups, cover, and place in the fridge.
To serve, heat in the microwave for about 20 seconds and mix thoroughly with a spoon. Pair with your favorite fruit puree.