Friday, January 26, 2007

The Cereal Aisle

I love the cereal aisle at the store. I love cereal. What I really love about my favorite grocery store is that there are TWO cereal aisles. There is the standard General Mills, Post, Kellogs, Malt-O-Meal cereal aisle, and then there is the natural and organic cereal aisle. One could buy a box of cereal a day from this place, and 3 months later you still would not have tried them all. I think that's one of the things that makes cereal so appealing! We easily have 8-10 boxes of cereal in the house at one time. I love variety- and if you felt like it, we could have a different bowl of cereal every day of the week. It keeps breakfast from getting boring and stagnant. And of course, we all have our favorites. Abigail's favorite is Reese's Puffs, Zander's current favorite is Honey Nut Cheerios, so there is certain to be box of each of those ones.

My current favorite? Thanks to my Mom who showed me the box on a recent shopping trip is Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes and Wild Blueberry Clusters. Mmmmmm. Now this is a box of goodness. And even better? A serving is bigger than normal. Usually a serving of cereal is 3/4 cup or 1 cup of flakes or nuggets. This cereal boasts a serving size of 1 1/4 cup- that's almost a full half cup more in some cases. Add a side of fresh fruit and you have the perfect breakfast with a splash of milk. And as I found yesterday, this cereal has staying power. I had a bowl at 8:30, and it was nearly 1:00 before I felt like eating lunch. I've been a fan of Kashi before- but this cemented my love affair. Perusing the Kashi site, I've also discovered that they are branching out to the prepared foods business, and I have to say, that black bean medley looks mighty tempting. It may be worth searching those out sometime for a hearty and different lunch idea.

Today the preparations go underway for the next big event in the Waz Household- Zander's 3rd Birthday! Tomorrow my little cuddle-bug will be a big three year old. This week we went shopping for the remainder of supplies to make a Thomas cake when he saw the Cars cake supplies... so I am now under orders to make a Lightning McQueen cake... wish me luck with that one. I will be sure and share some pictures should it turn out. I'm a little wary... I haven't had much luck with black icing tint before...

3 comments:

Claire said...

Cereal is fun. I like the Fiber One bud things (the ones shaped like Chow Mein noodles). They have a slightly sweet wheaty taste. VERY good on yogurt and have LOTS of fiber! My brother loves Reeces Puffs, too...of course he's almost 21! Hope the cake goes well...can't wait to see it!

Joe said...

Have you tried the Vanilla Graham Vive cereal from Kashi? It is darn good as well!

Erika said...

I love Fiber One Claire. Kashi also has similar cereal they call "twings" in their Good Friends cereal. Those are really good too.

One box of Vanilla Graham Vive going on the shopping list... thanks Joe!