The Deputy Headmistress at The Common Room mentioned us in her post today, Frugalities with the Grocery Budget, so I thought I'd return the compliment and send you her way for an interesting post with some good links to wander through.
We do buy breakfast cereal. We admit it. Not the sugar-frosted varieties, but run-of-the-mill bran flakes, store-brand oatios and so on. We know it is not a good deal and we do try (especially recently) to alternate cold cereal breakfasts as much as possible with hot cereal or something more creative. On weekends we often have pancakes or waffles, or eat up something semi-nutritious from the night before like whole-wheat gingerbread or apple crisp.
Recently Mama Squirrel instituted something new on Wednesday mornings: Creative Breakfasts. In our recipe binder we have all these grab-what-you-have breakfast ideas that we've never tried, at least in the morning. Breakfast burritos. Yogurt granola sundaes. The baked oatmeal thing that we've never yet been brave enough to try. So Wednesday mornings have become an anything-goes, anything-on-the-table day for anyone who wants to participate. Could be grapes. Could be cheese. Could be sandwiches. I do draw the line at fish sticks and sauerkraut, which my own mother once served for breakfast in an attempt to make my grandmother think she had gone round the bend. (Don't ask.) We've also never tried spaghetti or popsicles...but I guess you never know.