Breakfast is a big deal at our house. None of this grabbing a granola bar on the way out the door stuff. We set the table, sit down and eat a proper meal. Of course most of us don’t have anywhere to go in the morning.
To throw a wrench in the plan I recently forced my family to give up pre-made breakfast cereals. You know the kind that come in a box with a cartoon animal on them. They are probably not all bad but the box cereal industry works so hard to convince me that they are healthy and wholesome for me and my family that it strikes me as suspicious.
Instead we have turned to cooked cereals. The kids love oatmeal. Not instant pour it out of a packet and add hot water oatmeal. I mean add oats, little salt, little cinnamon and vanilla, add water and cook, usually in the microwave. Once it’s cooked, the kids can choose either maple syrup, honey or cane sugar to sweeten. Cream is a popular addition too.