It's the calm after the holiday storm...kind of nice, isn't it? Does anyone else find themselves entering a sloth-like state after the holidays? For the first few days after Christmas - okay, for the week - I stopped cooking.
Granted there were enough leftovers to provide an excuse, but even if that wasn't the case I'm not sure I could have willed myself to cook. I had reached capacity for being Suzy Homemaker.
Not another egg could be whisked, turkey baked or seasoning pinched. To my great disappointment, and probably to the great disappointment to every mother in existence, our unwillingness to cook does not directly translate into others being more willing to cook in our place...
I think what really threw us all off was the Monday following New Year as an "observed holiday." I know I wasn't the only one who felt the strain it put on the rest of our week as Tuesday unexpectedly became Monday and things went sideways from there.
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But alas we all had to start adulting at some point. For us, it started with a trip to our local Publix.
Surprisingly, the 16 trillion dollars I spent on holiday food was actually consumed during the holidays, leaving the refrigerator and kitchen cabinets almost entirely barren.
It was time to pick up a few staples and cereal resided at the top of that list.
Don't let the smiles fool you.
While I am always awakea at the butt crack of dawn, Angeline is NOT a morning person, but skipping breakfast is one those rules that wasn't made to be broken...nope, not even in The Rebel Chick household!
Big G cereals from Publix is one of those staples that makes us feel good about starting our day with whole grains and no high fructose corn syrup, while still being able to skate through a quick and easy breakfast.
Bonus? No fancy recipes or a million dirty dishes. Cereal requires only two dishes and two ingredients. Which is really a win/win if you think about it. Plus it means less clean up for you-know-who later.
Yeah, I am talking about Angeline...she's 19 now and perfectly capable of loading the dishwasher, and she is getting much better at it!
How do you skate through mornings while still managing to make wholesome choices?
Right now at Publix grocery stores, you can find our favorite General Mills Cereals:
- Honey Nut Cheerios
- Multi-Grain Cheerios
- Cocoa Puffs
- Cookie Crisp
- Golden Grahams
- Cinnamon Toast Crunch
- Lucky Charms
- Reese’s Puffs
- Tiny Toast
AND you can save money while picking up your favorite easy breakfasts too!
2/2 – $1 coupon on two boxes of General Mills Cereal
2/9 – Trix, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, French Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Lucky Charms, Cookie Crisp, Reese’s Puffs, Tiny Toast, and more