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14 Sep, 2006

I’ve got a new friend in the pantry

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Easy ways to make kids happy|Recipes and Food

You will not believe what my kids like to eat. They begged me to include some in their lunches yesterday. And when I forgot, they complained. Tonight, they had some for dessert.

You won’t believe it. Really, you won’t. Are you ready?


You think I’m crazy. But it’s true! I discovered it by accident and both Emma and Sarah love.this.cereal, although they’ve only eaten it dry so far. Heck, I love it too. I had a bowl of it as an afternoon snack. And will probably eat more tomorrow.

Yay! A house full of happy colons.

5 Responses to "I’ve got a new friend in the pantry"

1 | Jenn

September 15th, 2006 at 8:25 am


Love your blog! You make me miss the old stoppin’ ground each time you mention things like the Parkdale Market, Ottawa Bagel Shop, and *angels singing* THE WORKS. (we are back visiting next weekend and am dragging the family there for lunch, not that they are complaing)

I felt the same way you did a few weeks ago when I tried a recipe for dinner that I was sure everyone was going to hate but me. Pasta with a tomato sauce made with onion, garlic, shredded carrots, thyme and lentils. Everyone looooved it and I have made it agin every week since. My son even asks me to make extra noodles so he can take it in his lunch. We’ve got happy colons here too!

2 | andrea

September 15th, 2006 at 8:37 am


Aw. Thanks Jenn.

Lentils in spaghetti sauce? That’s quite the discovery you made. Would you consider sharing? Inquiring minds want to know!

3 | Lisa

September 15th, 2006 at 9:55 am


I love our regular cereals like this but with strawberries it must be awesome. My two year old loves cereals like this.

4 | Chantal

September 15th, 2006 at 2:35 pm


Oh I love this cereal! They taste like Mini-Wheats which I also love and so do the kids. In fact, cereal, in general, is big here.

5 | Sharon

September 20th, 2006 at 3:19 pm


OH now I want to try some…Nathan needs something. An dit wouldn’t hurt me either. i’m sort of a ceral nut anyways. Great to snack on…Yes I love Cheerios too.

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