Friday, October 15, 2010

Does anyone do breakfast anymore?

I am sitting here waiting on my oldest daughter to finish getting ready for school. She missed the bus(my fault) so I thought well, I will have time to make her a good breakfast before we go.  Wrong answer.  The conversation went like this.
Me: What do you want for breakfast?
Me: Do you want eggs? An omelet? toast?
Me: oatmeal? bagel? Waffel
Me: Sausage, egg, cheese biscuit??
Charity: Cereal
Ugh?  I'm thinking to myself was that even an option.  Nooo. I purposly didn't mention it. She (as my husband would say) eats cereal like it's going out of style.  I say she gets that from her grandmother who would eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner if she could.  Me, I am a breakfast lover! If we are going out of town somewhere and I am calling to make reservations at a hotel, the first thing I ask is "Do you serve breakfast"  It is a  real deal breaker for me. No breakfast no stay.  Seriously at our last hotel visit, a couple of weeks ago, I set my alarm, got showered, dressed and went to breakfast.  I was alone!  No one was down there! Finally, about 5 min before closing, (as I was making bowls of cereal to take back to the room for my children), a young man came down.  He looked over everything once or twice and then guess what  he went for. Yep that's right, the fruit loops!  Don't get me wrong, I enjoy cereal as much as the next girl, but I am very appreciative of a good hot meal (especially one I didn't have to cook :) Anyways, I found a few tidbits of information on this subject I thought you might enjoy.
So it's time for  DID    U    KNOW.
Did u know that breakfast cereals are the third most popular items sold at grocery stores, after sodas and milk.
Did u know that homes where children live munch about 47 boxes of cereal in a year.
Did u know that most homes have an average of 4 boxes in their cupboards right now.
Did u know that the first breakfast cereal made in the United States "Granula" had to soak overnight so it wouldn't crack your teeth!
Well, now you Know :)  I'm off to pour some cereal!!


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Free 8 x 10 photo canvas

Look what I found :}
You can get the 8 x 10 size free or apply the $55 toward one of the bigger sizes.  Just pay the shipping which was $14.99 for the 8 x 10.  A great deal!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

The smell of Fall:)

Fall Is my favorite time of the year.  And I smell it in the air!!!
Here is one of my favorite fall recipes:

Cinnamon Honey Bars :
-2 cups all purpose flour
-1 cup sugar
-1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
-1 tsp baking soda
-3/4 cup oil
1/4+2 tbs honey
1 beaten egg
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp hot water
           Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease pan. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, cinnamon and soda.  Add the oil, 1/4 cup honey and the egg.  Stir well.  Stir in the walnuts.  Press into pan and bake for 22 min. In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, hot water and 2 tbsp honey.  Cool bars completely then put in the icing.