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After a vacation week spent celebrating, visiting family and getting much-needed sleep, our troupe wanted a gentle return to a regular routine. We made this wish a reality by creating a simple meal plan for the week. MP and DP have learned that a ready-made breakfast, lunch or dinner can make the whole day go more smoothly. Really! The kids get up later, but still make the bus. Everyone goes to work or school with a packed lunch. And in the evening, dinner is ready to go, which is a gift after a long day.

With this idea in mind, MP made baked oatmeal—our go-to, healthy(-ish) breakfast—on the last day of vacation. This dish is so simple to make. All you need is a few baking staples and your favorite fresh or frozen fruit on hand.

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Note: An Sept. 2013 article in Kennebec Journal announced the owners of the Kennebec Cafe are moving their business to Greenville. At press time, a closing date was not set. 

Friends introduced us to the Kennebec Café in Fairfield for brunch, and we’re still dreaming about the surprisingly good food. The eatery is unassuming and small (think old school Maine diner). There’s counter seating when you first walk in the restaurant, and tables in an adjoining room. The staff is friendly and attentive, especially to little ones. Our waitress made sure both CP #1 and CP #2 had juice and homemade donuts in a matter of minutes, which brings us back to the reason we’re still swooning.

The Kennebec Café boasts 19 varieties of donuts, including peanut butter, gingerbread with lemon glaze, sweet potato with maple glaze and apple sauce. Mouth watering yet?

After our donut appetizers, Dad Potato enjoyed baked oatmeal with walnuts, apples and raisins. Mom Potato chose decadent lemon ricotta pancakes with raspberries. The kids ordered scrambled eggs and sausage.

Sweet potato donut with maple glaze

The Jameson

The Jameson with a homemade English muffin

The restaurant also offers omelets (check out the Sugar Shack with maple sausage, apple, cheddar and onions), crepes, French toast, and some incredible sounding Benedicts, including the Jameson with bacon, tomato, spinach and hollandaise sauce. Did we also  mention they have 10 different varieties of homemade bread? Trust us, your family won’t have to eat again until dinner time.

One word of warning: it’s easy to pass the café (we did, twice). Look for a Pepsi-Cola advertisement, a sign that reads, Home Cooked Food and lots of happy diners inside.

The Kennebec Café
166 Main Street
Fairfield
453-4478

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