Sticks to your ribs…

April 17, 2009

Home 'Improvement', Lauren

… and your bowl.


I’ve actually become accustomed to eating cream of wheat since the cupboard incident. I remembered a summer in college when I lived off of cream of wheat and strawberry jam sandwiches. Well, cream of wheat is pretty healthy, is dirt cheap to make, and best of all – requires a morning ritual, which appeals to my ‘stuck-in-a-rut-and-loving-it’ness. I get to use the tiny pan, my mom’s cool bowls (just over half the tiny one of wheat, half the giant one of water), and a plastic whisk that I searched all over Omaha and Lincoln for but finally found at the Wal*Marts. A sprinkle of dried cranberries (purchased by the half-ton at Sam’s) and some cinnamon sugar and I’m good to go. (Well, good until Second Breakfast. Second Breakfast is extremely important in the course of a day.)

Regarding the title of this post, did you know that cream of wheat is just a grainy step away from being wheat paste? I can’t just toss the bowl in the dishwasher without a soak and a scrub or the bowls become permanently paper-mache’d.

UPDATE: For Beth, this is for you.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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9 Responses to “Sticks to your ribs…”

  1. Brad Said on:

    I *love* Second Breakfast! I think there should be a time slot for it during the work day.


  2. Beth Said on:

    I’d like to see a picture of your finished product. Well, not finished, because that would be gross. Just prepared and ready to eat.


  3. Deborah Said on:

    I eat second breakfast every day. But then I don’t get lunch. But if I had to choose (which I do), I’d choose second breakfast over lunch.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    I love second breakfast too…but I think that’s because my 1st breakfast is just a drink…sort of like a breakfast appetizer…but I rarely have a 2nd breakfast…but now, thanks to Deborah’s comment…why not have 2nd breakfast instead of lunch?


  5. Lauren Said on:

    No lunch??? Are you people crazy?? Lunch is the third (of six) most important meal of the day!


  6. Kristi Said on:

    You should have your own cooking show. I love the video post.


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