Monday, July 25, 2011

Perk up your pancakes!

Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I love eating breakfast foods, from omelets to lucky charms, muffins to hash browns, I love it all. Sometimes, all I crave at dinnertime is a bowl of cold cereal. Anyway, this morning I was excited for something really yummy, but when  I went downstairs, all we had for cereal was plain cheerios. In fact, we have A LOT of plain cheerios. You see, I bought a few huge boxes on sale a while back because I had coupons and they were a "great deal". But no one eats them, they are now wasting precious pantry space, and I have not allowed myself to buy new cereal until we work our way through them. So I am really beginning to resent those big yellow boxes and am rethinking how great a deal it was. But what's done is done and I have learned now to stop spending money on couponed items we don't use, and instead invest that money in longer-lasting, more enticing food storage through Shelf Reliance.

But back to the task at hand. It was too hot to turn on the oven and make muffins. In avoiding the Cheerios, we had used up all our hash browns and breakfast sausages. I wasn't in the mood for eggs, and pancakes seemed too boring. But then I saw my THRIVE Freeze-dried Strawberries and decided to see what they could do to perk up my otherwise boring pancakes.

Start by mixing up your pancake mix as stated on the box. (Today I wanted to use up my Bisquick, but I've had THRIVE's yummy 6 grain pancake mix before, and this would work perfectly with that as well!).

Pick whatever Freeze Dried fruit you're in the mood for, and throw some in the batter (don't worry about reconstituting it first). Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Add a splash of milk or water if they have absorbed too much moisture and your batter is now looking too thick.

Then cook your pancakes like normal, and voila! A healthier, heartier, happier pancake, all thanks to THRIVE's Freeze Dried Fruit. I asked Dustin what he thought of them this morning and he said he really enjoyed the Strawberries, when he managed to find one (thus implying I should have added more to the batter so he could bite into them more often).

So next time you're making pancakes (or waffles, or muffins, or oatmeal, or... you get the point), just throw in a handful of your favorite Freeze Dried Fruit. Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Bananas, those are just a few great Frreze Dried fruits that THRIVE offers. Make sure to send me a message and let me know what you thought of them. Happy Breakfasting everyone, no matter what time of day or night it is!

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