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Thursday, July 14, 2005


Usually my family experiments with produce but this weekend, as we were getting oatmeal and cream of wheat on the cereal aisle, my husband spotted Malt-O-Meal. I had never had it and neither had he so we grabbed a box. This morning I fixed a pot for breakfast. I'm used to cream of wheat (always a favorite in my house growing up) so Malt-O-Meal didn't seem so strange...until I poured it. There were little brown and black flakes in what appeared to be normal cream of wheat. On the Malt-O-Meal website, I found out that the flakes are malted barley. After cooking the Malt-O-Meal, I poured it into our bowls and added a pat of butter and a tablespoon of sugar to each as I do to cream of wheat. The Malt-O-Meal had a nutty flavor, due to the malted barley, and was quite good. I'm happy to say our Malt-O-Meal experiment ended well; everyone enjoyed it and we'll be eating more again soon.


Blogger Crystal said...

That's one of my husband's favorite cereals! He especially loves the brown sugar flavor with butter, milk, and brown sugar.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Samara said...

I will have to try this; my brother and I have recently come to the end of an economy-sized box of oatmeal and are a little tired of it :) - but we do love hot cereal! Does Malt-o-Meal double as a grain ingredient in recipes? My grandma used to make "farina cake" using cream of wheat, & it was delicious.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Happy Housewife said...

It looks like it does double as a grain ingredient; there are some recipes at the Malt-O-Meal website (http://www.malt-o-meal.com/pages/recipes_desserts.html) which you might be interested in.

5:24 PM  

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