In my annual quest to diet, or as JWS would say, "Change your eating habits." I call it diet because let's face it, he would be able to live the rest of his life without cake, cookies, pie, doughnuts or candy and be just fine with that. I, on the other hand will get the shakes, go through withdrawal and need a chocolate fix by, oh let's say, January 4Th, because yesterday I broke down and had one little piece of dark chocolate.
But back to the cream of wheat.
In order to change things up a little from the morning diet of
Eggs with Broccoli
Eggs with Chicken
Eggs with Peppers
Eggs with Onions
Seeing a trend here?
I decided yesterday that Cream of Wheat sounded good.
Really, three cream filled Krispy Kremes sounded good, but thank goodness the closest available Krispy Kreme is twenty miles away!
So I pull out the cute little bag of Farina from the Amish Bent and Dent store.
How cheap can you actually eat?
The price was eighty cents.
I look at the directions and see that it is to be made on the stove.
Really? No Microwave?
(Refer back to the place of purchase...AMISH Bent and Dent.)
Well, I thought, I'll just ADAPT this recipe to the microwave.
Forward Five Minutes.
The turntable from the microwave is in the sink soaking.
The kitchen floor has been paper toweled.
The counter has been wiped up.
A pan is out and the Cream of Wheat is now bubbling happily on the stove.
Oh, you would think that is the end of the story...
Forward nine or so hours.
JWS shows up at work after a day on the road.
He has stopped at the house before he came back to work.
Were you cooking something on the stove this morning before you went to work?
Yes, but I didn't boil it over or anything.
YOU LEFT THE BURNER ON!!!
This morning, back to eating the eggs he prepares!
I had made the comment that I always paint these and sell them and never have kept one for myself.
She brought this one for me.