We don't eat cold cereal very often anymore.
Infact, I don't even know if we have any in the cabinet right now.
I try to start the kids off with something warm in their tummys. They seem to give me better behavior and the school day goes a lot better... not to mention it is so much cheaper!
If you get up in time to help momma she really appreciates it. There is always a job available.
No one is too young to help!
While we are talking about breakfast, let me share with you what I made the kids this morning... Oh so good!
This tastes like an oatmeal cookie for breakfast!
Amish Baked Oatmeal
In a mixing bowl combine 1 1/2 cups quick cook oatmeal (not the instant stuff) and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
To that add:
1/2 cup milk (I use skim)
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt
Grease a 8x8 pan.
Pour into pan.
You can do what I do and make this the night before and then refrigerate it until morning or you can mix it and cook it in the morning.
Cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
You can eat immidiately. However, I let it cool for 5 minutes or so and then it is easy to cut into squares. This recipe is easilly doubled (or more) if you need to feed a crew like we do.
For toppings ( if you want them) you can do whipped cream or fruit or even put it in a bowl and pour milk over it. SOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOD!!!!!!!
Even the boy asks for seconds or thirds!