Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our Morning Smile

When I was a kid, cereal was a huge part of our morning. I know there were sugar cereals available, but we always had either Rice Crispies or Corn Flakes. Sugar cereals were for special treats, purchased in those little multi-packs once or twice a year when we were a bit older.

And how did we eat our cereal? Hot. Yes indeed. I didn't know that you could serve cereal with cold milk until I was about 7 years old. Mom always heated milk for us, and that's how we had our Rice Crispies. We still got the Snap! Crackle! Pop! and I loved it. Then my brother and I spent a summer weekend with our neighbours at their cabin. We slept in a loft, and it was so much fun staying up "late" giggling with our best friend. When we got up in the morning, her mom served us cereal (I can't remember what kind) and poured cold milk all over it. I was appalled! It was such a communication disconnect and her mom had no idea what was wrong. When she realised, she laughed and encouraged me to try it. I was converted - so much crunchier and just as yummy.

Now I am happy to serve a variety of cereals to my family, all cold other than oatmeal. Cereal makes for a quick, nutritious breakfast that is inexpensive to boot. A bowl of cereal plus milk comes in at about 50 cents a serving!

Oddly enough, Raisin Bran is at the top of Little Boo's fave cereals list. I didn't think we'd go for it, being bran and all, but he does love raisins, and he's a pretty healthy eater. Hubs loves Raisin Bran as well, so we keep stocked up.

I have a new favourite cereal, thanks to a care package from Kellogg's, which I received as a welcome to their new "Kelloggers Network." I am officially in love with the new Special K Oats & Honey. Sweet and tasty, made with whole grain wheat & oats, milled corn and rice, it gives me 2g of protein and 2g of fibre. And it's delicious!

Did you know? Kellogg Company was founded in 1906 as the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company, by W.K. Kellogg. The very first box of Kellogg's cereal was made of entirely recycled material.

Whether you like your cereal hot or cold, for breakfast or dinner or a late night snack, it makes a quick tasty meal.
What's your favourite?

Disclosure: I am a part of the Kelloggers Network. I received a gift of product as a welcome to my membership. I was not required to write about this product, the Network, nor to complete a review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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