Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Breakfast in bed and other stories ...



Hot on the heels of Mother’s Day, comes news that Queensland restaurants and café are charging big bucks for breakfast.
I love a breakfast created for me by someone else as much as the next mother
But I must say I’m not up for paying $3.50 for a serve of butter when you’ve already shelled out $4.50 for a plate of dry toast. (Seriously? If you’re not happy about it, vote with your feet.)
Luckily, my Mother’s Day was served up to me in bed. And made at home, by my two mini-Masterchefs.
Yes, both children decided they needed to cook me breakfast, and even Tech Guy couldn’t convince them to work together to make just one. He did, however, do the supervision safety thing whilst making me a good cup of coffee – all while I enjoyed my longed-for sleep in.
I couldn’t fault the chefs, the barista, or the service, which was followed by presents in bed.

 Chase's perfectly cooked bacon and eggs

 Harmonie's cheese and bacon omelette 

I was a bit disappointed when Monday rolled around, and it was every woman for herself.
On normal working/school days, cereal and/or toast and fruit are usually the order of the day.
So I was intrigued when we were asked to trial Kelloggs Australia’s (http://www.kelloggs.com.au)  special ‘eat me crunchy’ bowls, which are designed to keep your cereal dry. And crunchy.


The idea is that you put the milk in the bottom of the bowl and let the cereal sit up top. Then you simply dip your cereal into the milk and eat. Perfect for someone who prefers the cereal to stay crunchy, not soft!
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, breaking the overnight fast and kick-starting the metabolism, mind and body for the rest of the day.
Kids who eat have breakfast perform better at school (as do adults at work, study and play)), and we all tend to eat less when we’ve had a decent start to the day. You don’t need me to tell you.
Plus eating cereal is also way cheaper (and usually healthier) than eating out, and quicker as well during the morning rush. In fact a bowl of Kelloggs cereal would cost around 27 cents, depending on the size of the serving.
So even a serial cereal eater won’t break the bank, right?
But did you know that the way you eat your cereal reveals a lot about your personality.
Apparently so!

Food for thought? 

Even Buzzfeed has weighed in on the cereal debate!  
The good news is that Kelloggs is giving one lucky Maid In Australia follower a Breakfast Pack, delivered straight to your door.

The prize pack is valued at around $40 and includes:
-          4 x ‘eat me crunchy bowls’
-          4 x spoons
-          1 x Sultana Bran
-          1 x Corn Flakes
-          1 x Rice Bubbles
-          1 x Special K

So do you like your cereal crunchy, soft, or a mixture of both? Or even dry? Leave a comment below sharing your answer, to be in with a chance to win. Competition ends on Wednesday May 28 at 9 am AEST. Winner must live in Australia.

The competition has closed and the winner is sayanything. Please contact me so we can send out your prize.

Since I have not been contacted by sayanything, and all attempts to contact him/her, the competition has been redrawn. This time, the prize has gone to gauntstephen. PLEASE contact me, so Kelloggs can send out your prize. Thanks! 


32 comments:

Cate said...

Alas, I did not get breakfast in bed. I got up and made everyone else's breakfast LOL

I don't eat a lot of cereal mostly because I don't love milk so when I do eat cereal I usually eat it with yoghurt.

Mary Preston said...

I like my cereal to be crunchy. I have perfected the technique over the years of practically inhaling my cereal lest it sog up. (sog?) This also has the benefit of being a time saver.

MichVee said...

I don't like soggy cereals at all, the texture becomes like wet cardboard. Sadly, in the hustle and bustle of the mornings, my cereal is usually soggy. I definitely prefer crunchy.

Jessica Holmes said...

I love my cereal crunchy! Nothing is worse than starting out enjoying a big bowl of goodness and being left halfway through with a bowl of soggy floating flakes. Also a big fan of eating cereal dry, by the handful e.g. Fruit Loops! But only on special occasions of course :)

Kim maxwell said...

I am a soggy cereal person, my daughter likes hers with milk but 'al dente', and my son, he likes his dry, like Seinfeld!


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Jessii said...

Crunchy, because I like the look on my dental nurse twin sisters face, when I make loud noises while chewing!

Becca Bencini said...

my cereal has to be crunchy and have lots of milk

kk said...

I like to eat my cereal dry, like chips!

Sally Baker said...

Definitely crunchy. The key to doing so would be to only use a little milk. Yum!

samara said...

Definitely Crunchy because I love the sound and having to chew makes my cereal last longer!!

Helga said...

Crunchy all the way. I don't like my cereal soggy.

Chris said...

As a mum to four children I have learned to love soggy cereal. The days of crunchy anything are long gone!


Cheryl Moulton said...

I love crunchy breakfast cereal, with nuts, and crunchy flakes served with very cold milk

Sonia Cattley said...

I must admit I am a "straight out of the packet" eater..or if I have anything its greek yogurt.

Maria said...

Hate soggy or too crunchy cereal. I always use the same bowl so know exactly how much cereal to milk ratio.

Gayle Richardson said...

Crunchy with a dash of milk :)

sam santillo said...

I like mine dry and on the go :)

eviee1 said...

Crunchy! with added nuts and seeds, mm my mouth is watering at the thought of this.

Pam said...


We go through 6-9 litres of milk a week. I would be pretty sure we like our cereal "wet"!

mickgillies2002 said...

mixture of crunchy and soft. Love the texture of crunchy but milk soaked cereal is brilliant too

Sue said...

Crunchy but with lots of milk... so the idea is to eat fast! Then slurp the remains. Yeah I know, great role model :P

Anonymous said...

I love crunchy :) just a touch of milk too.

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Anonymous said...

Crunchy, with fresh strawberries halved and sliced banana. The milk left over then becomes somewhat of a fruit smoothie drink. gauntsteven@yahoo.com

Joanne Purnell said...

Crunchy always, can't stand soggy cereal

Anonymous said...

i like soggy weetbix. yum.
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Anonymous said...

crunchy for sure, hate soggy cereal yuck! arballantyne@dodo.com.au

Arran said...

I love a surprise so will take my cereal in any shape, form or taste, preferably Kelloggs though!

sayanything said...

Scrunchy... the perfect halfway point between soggy & crunchy, because life is all about balance!

delasoul26 said...

There is nothing better than hearing that crisp crunch of the cereal as it hits the milk for only a couple seconds. There's a fine line for me between edible and inedible (a slight hint of sogginess means i'm over and out!)!

Rosalyn McFarlane said...

I am not much a breakfast person, but I find that if I eat something CRUNCHY it gives me something to think about as it crunches in my mouth.

Julia Mason said...

I love cereal with a bit of crunch and the milk has to be really cold first!

melanie w said...

I am a huge cereal lover sometimes i even have it for dinner or dessert i like my cereal crunchy at first and then a little soft so i guess mixture of both this bowl is very interesting.
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