This post is may be a waste of your reading time, then again it may answer ALL of your life’s questions. And if you read that sentence and kept reading, thank you. I bow to you. 😛
What profound lessons can I impart about oatmeal?
Oatmeal makes me think of cold mornings, filling up with warmth. When my kids eat it I feel happy and fulfilled that they have nourished themselves and have loaded up with goodness to get them through their day. It is “stick to your ribs” food.
One might say you can tell a lot about a person by how they take their oatmeal. I worked with a girl in Chicago who liked her oatmeal soupy and extra watery. I was baffled; it made no sense to me! I like mine with all the water absorbed but not too lumpy. It has to be perfectly textured: smooth but maintaining enough texture for a good chew. Maybe she is more “go with the flow” or maybe I like more substance. Fascinating stuff, right?
I recently signed up to be a BzzAgent. This was during one of my pre-blog burnout moods a couple of weeks ago. I was exploring ways to expand my blog and venture into different territory. Then as soon as my box of Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola arrived in the mail, I instantly felt guilty about it all. I’m not sure product reviews are my dig. I sometimes read product reviews from other bloggers and have actually found some cool stuff, particularly the labels Meredith of Perfection Pending reviewed, and I ended up ordering some myself. Maybe this will open your eyes to a new breakfast food that you and your kids will love and your morning will start off blissfully happy because your kids will love it and eat it quickly before happily skipping off to school. A nice dream, right?
Here are the facts: It was super easy to sign up to be a BzzAgent. After you sign up, you do a bunch of surveys so that they know what you like. Then you wait until they email you with a campaign to participate in. I got the oatmeal email and said “heck yeah! I like oatmeal!” The package arrived a couple of weeks later with a box of the Warm & Crunchy Granola and some coupons. Thanks Quaker and BzzzAgent!! You rock!
The granola/oatmeal (granoatmeal?) was good! It was easy to make. Just pour in a bowl, add milk and microwave it. It took a while for the milk to absorb but that was not a deal breaker. My son loved it, and the texture (once the milk absorbed) was great so he could feed himself. Bonus points! I took a bite of his after he took three bites and was “all done” and I liked it; it has good bite.
I felt all warm and fuzzy that he filled up on the good stuff and being a hippy, granola-loving girl deep down, I loved it too. This stuff would be awesome mixed into ice cream. After working for Baskin Robbins in high school, I have great ice cream flavor ideas swirling in my head and they all include granola. I may have to make some granola chunked ice cream this summer.
There you go, Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola was some good shiz. You should try it!
*After writing this, I learned that writing it had no bearing on any BzzAgent credit and didn’t up my chances for getting better, cooler stuff to review. So, this review and post is because I didn’t have enough time this weekend to write something awesome-er. Hope you don’t feel like you lost minutes on your life. lol!