Because Thursday Thoughts is so yesterday. I’m kidding, by the way. So, sometimes I think thoughts. Here they are (yes, all of them):
1.) My husband is so random. The other day he stopped dead in his tracks and said “Food gets more expensive during the day. Chicken biscuit at breakfast? 2 bucks. Chicken sandwich at lunch? 5 bucks. Chicken sandwich at dinner? 10 bucks. WHY?” As much as I wanted to sit around pondering such important aspects of life with him, I decided to change the subject. Which meant, because he mentioned biscuits, I sent him out to get some for us. I love spinning any situation into an opportunity to eat. This breakfast was healthy because there is protein, carbs, fruit (hello, blueberry biscuits), and ketchup (hello, lycopene). I’m pretty sure that’s science. Also, I’m pretty sure the calorie content of this breakfast was around 2,000. Worth every single one.
2.) Bojangles biscuits are what I request for “special” breakfasts. I could care less if the majority of fast food restaurants even existed, but leave me my Bo-Berry biscuits with sugary glaze, Captain D’s kid’s meals with tarter sauce, and Checker’s fries with fake cheese sauce. I will never apologize for this. I really don’t want Maddux eating this stuff much, though, so maybe I’m a huge hypocrite. By maybe, I mean definitely.
3.) Tonight was open house at school. Owl always treasure the memories we make at these events. Pun city, y’all. I’m clearly a fan of animal word play. I should be ashamed, but they’re such a hoot. Seriously, whooos with me? And cue every single one of you cringing at my awkwardness.
4.) I didn’t work out tonight. But through an app that I have, I know that I got my 10,000 steps in. So there’s that. Also, my legs feel like I beat them with sticks from a 2.5 mile run last night. How does that happen? Oh, yeah. Taking too many “breaks” and then pretending like I’m some sort of athlete. Kidding. Sort of. Maybe I should have held off on the hills/sprints, but I can’t control myself.
5.) I didn’t mention this yesterday, but during my run I passed two teenagers making out. Twice. The first time I was all “oops! my bad”. The second time it was just weird. I’m pretty sure they thought I was just going to keep trying to hang out with them or something. Get off my route, y’all!
6.) As if I don’t talk about food enough, let me introduce you to my better version of breakfast. As much as I like eating like a drunk college freshman, I really do know how to find delicious foods that are actually good for me. A few weeks ago, I was offered a chance to make my own cereal to see how I like it. The husband and wife team behind Mix My Own allowed me to check the whole process out for free. So grateful to them for that! I’m actually inhaling it straight out of the bag as we speak. I had it for breakfast before school this week, too. Yup. I’m a fan.
Basically, you head to the Mix My Own website, and well, mix your own cereal. You start with a base, add fruits, nuts, natural flavoring, and fun extras like marshmallows. Yes, I added them. A few marshmallows aren’t going to negate the health factor of the rest of the cereal, folks. 🙂
From the website to the packaging, they are so detail oriented. I love the design of everything. More importantly, I really do like the cereal I put together. I honestly thought it was going to be hit or miss, because I was terribly indecisive while choosing items. After tasting the mix, though, I think anything would have been good.
Seriously, I wanted to choose about a million things. You really need to check out the extensive list. I don’t think I could do it justice through my lackluster descriptions. Suffice to say: there’s a lot of stuff up in there. <- Why I’m not a real writer.
I went the traditional cereal route: oats, multigrain flakes, kamut puffs, freeze dried strawberries, freeze dried pineapple, chia seeds, vanilla bean, and marshmallows. I’ve probably forgotten to mention a few things. I tried. The fruit has no added sugar but tastes amazing. The added sugar comes from the marshmallows and yet the cereal is sweet enough for my palette. I am not this-cardboard-tastes-delicious type, so if I like it, you’ll definitely like it. This stuff is good.
I say I went the “traditional” route, because looking at the ingredients you can choose from, I could totally see someone making it more of a snack or topping, like granola or trail mix. You can make it as light or hearty as you want, ya know?
The only issue I originally had was that it’s more expensive than your typical cereal. Then I remembered the prices for some of these items at the grocery store. Um. Five to ten dollars for tiny bags of freeze dried fruit? I’ll pass. Plus, it’s just fun to make cereal on the internet. 🙂
**Disclosure: I received product from Mix My Own. I was not required to post a review, but chose to after trying the cereal I created. **