So here we are on our final cereal related post...for a while anyway. I was going to post a homemade granola recipe for you, but...yeah, see above. Maybe another time. Plus, I'm just not in a granola state of mind right now.
Now for my story of the day...I had a dream yesterday. It has been bothering me since I woke up...actually, to be accurate, it woke me up. I had this terrible dream that Rick was killed by walkers on The Walking Dead. It was very troubling to me. And while it didn't happen in my dream, it felt like Carl was gone too. You see? I couldn't get back to sleep and it has been haunting me. Perhaps listening to the sweet sounds of ABBA will help me to dream happy Swedish dreams. Or something. I don't know. But for real, it was one of those dreams that felt so real that I really had to think about it for a few minutes to realize that no, I was not watching one of my favorite shows, and no, one of my favorite characters did not get torn apart by biters. Let's just hope that I'm not having a premonition of things to come. I might die.
OK. Enough thinking about that anymore. So, I wanted to find something with cereal for you all that did not involve adding marshmallows or anything to it...something versatile that if you wanted for breakfast it would work...or you could serve it up as a side dish with dinner....or snack on it...with a side of marshmallows...and get you some fiber too! (Good digestion IS KEY to a happy life!!)
Then I happened upon this...
Streusel Baked Winter Squash
2 packages. (12 oz. each) frozen winter squash, thawed (see note at bottom for fresh squash)
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup shredded wheat cereal (NOT frosted!)
Crushed 3 tablespoons pecan pieces
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon margarine, melted
Mix squash and 1 tablespoon of the brown sugar; place in 8-inch square baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Mix remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar with cereal, pecans and cinnamon. Add margarine; mix well. Sprinkle over squash mixture.
Bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until squash mixture is heated through and top is lightly browned.
**When fresh squash is in season, use it instead of the frozen squash. Cut 2 pounds fresh squash into cubes. Cook in boiling water for 30 minutes or until tender; drain. Continue as directed.**
Right?? Not bad, eh?
And how about some Zen...one might feel this light after getting their fiber on the regular...