Friday Things #439
1. Relishing warm late-summer/early-fall days ❤️
2. We’ve made my orange cookies twice in the last two weeks; they’re my husband’s favorite!
3. My new project – I’m crocheting a cardigan for Isabelle! Yellow is her favorite color, so that’s what I chose. Once I’m done, I’ll share the finished product!
4. I rarely eat cereal, but have been craving a big bowl lately. None of our pantry options are calling to me (various types of Cheerios, Special K, and Raisin Bran). What’s your favorite cereal? Going to add a box or two to my grocery list!
5. The Kitchn has a new list of their Essentials: Grocery Edition. I remember sharing this last year and loved going through all of the new picks this year. Are any of these favorites of yours? I keep seeing people talk about the chili crisp condiment and need to try it!
6. What is your all-time favorite thing to cook or bake in the fall? Mine is chili!
7. Love this >> 5 Steps to an Unburdened Life
8. Fall is heeeeeeere! Yesterday was downright cold and it was fabulous… I’m totally ready to rock the fireplace every night after dinner!
9. I foresee lots of sports here this weekend… Ryder Cup, college and NFL football, Indy race, Formula One race… the boys are going to be thrilled 😊
10. TGIF! Love this big guy so much!
I live and bake at 10,000 feet – I’ve learned to convert most recipes to high altitude, with some success and some failure.
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So glad to see this. I finally just stumbled upon it by accident (thankfully).
Great idea mixing cereals. Maybe I’ll have to buy those little assortment boxes and do just that. Right now I have a Costco sized bag of frosted mini wheats so I’ll have them awhile lol. So good once they soak up the milk.
My husband and I usually keep a box of cold cereal on hand for nights I don’t want to cook. My go to is Raisin Bran but I’ll mix it up with Life or Lucky Charms if I’m wanting something a little more fun. I haven’t done Cheerios in forever but the honey nut version is my favorite. My husband likes Mini Wheats typically but will also eat Life and a few others.
I haven’t thought about mixing cereals since I was a little kid! We didn’t do it much but it does give one a totally unique bowl of cereal – even if you use what you have in the cupboard already.
i go in cycles with cereal, but i’ve been really craving it lately! some favorites are blueberry mini-wheats, quaker oatmeal squares, and great grains raisin, date, and pecan. i hope you find a new favorite!
Beautiful crocheting! Love the happy yellow color-
Cereal- Post Great Grains – Cranberry Almond Crunch.
Favorite things to make in fall- pumpkin chocolate chip bread, soups.
I have recently “rediscovered” cold cereal. My go to is Great Grains Pecan. It is a little expensive at my local grocery store so I get it at Walmart. I eat it with almond milk or macadamia milk and really love it! I have just never liked sweet cereal, even as a kid.
Several people mentioned mixing cereals and I am adding that suggestion also. I was never a big cold cereal eater – just toast – and then several years ago, decided to have cereal one morning. Years ago when my uncle was visiting my mom when I was also there, he had a bowl of mixed cereals and that stuck in my head as it was not something I had ever thought or heard of. So when I switched from toast to cereal, I tried that. I would have Mini-Wheats on the bottom, then a layer of a flaky kind (like Oatmeal Crisp) and then another on the top, maybe Cheerios. Ate that for quite a few years and now I am back to hot oatmeal (instant).
Love your pictures Michelle!!! When I crave cereal mostly at night I enjoy the crunchy kind like Kix or Crispex !!! Also in the Fall I love to make pizzelles up until Christmas!!! I do love your orange cookie recipe ! Made them many times but I find myself eating them all !!!
Hi Michelle, My favorite cold cereal is Grape Nuts. My favorite fall/winter dish is beef stew. Love hearing from you and your recipes, if which I have made.
We are all about mixing cereals…like Cheerios, Raisin Bran, Chex, and/or Frosted Mini Wheats…and maybe some granola thrown on top. We have a big plastic cereal container that we mix it all up in for storage so it is at the ready when we want it!
My husband and kids love mixing cereals!
My favorite cereal is Crispix. 😀
You don’t have to feel guilty eating cereal when you eat Magic Spoon cereal. My favorite flavor is blueberry. I love adding fresh or frozen blueberries with it too.
I definitely don’t feel guilty eating it, it’s just not something I tend to eat often.
Would you consider sharing the pattern for the sweater you are crocheting or where
you got the pattern? Thanks, Billie
Hi Billie, This is the pattern I’m using: https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=161574
Billie, If you are looking for crochet patterns, I’ll plug Ravelry. It’s free though you do have to create an account. I really like it because if you find a pattern you like there are often others who have made it and you can look at their notes to see if anyone had issues with the pattern or made modifications – really helpful in my opinion! That is, of course, user-led but a feature I really like. There are a wide variety of patterns on Ravelry submitted by all sorts of designers – some are free and some cost money – and Ravelry has a good sorting system so you can choose your options and look at just the sorts of patterns you want.
I LOVE the apple cinnamon chex and apple cinnamon cheerios. Something about the change into Fall that makes it appealing. Normally i don’t eat cereal, but right now i can’t get enough of those 2 flavors.
Honey bunches of oats with almonds is my and my kids’ go to, and my husband’s #1 choice is kashi toasted cinnamon or honey…. And then I really loved that Morning Glory or something like that cereal you had suggested from Costco a couple years back. It was maple clusters and almonds, dried fruit etc. A mix between cereal and granola. I ate it with buttermilk.
Oooh yes Morning Summit, I love that too!
I prefer cereal with a little heft, so usually go for frosted mini- wheats or Quaker oat squares.
Where has the Essentials: Grocery Edition list been my whole life? I LOVE it! I agree with so, so many of their picks. There are just a couple that I disagree with. Now I want to try all of the products that I haven’t tried already! Thanks for sharing!
I’m all over the new flavors put out by Cheerios. The Oat and Honey Crunch, Almond Crunch and Cinnamon Crunch being my new favs.
I’ve actually started buying 2 boxes at a time because the new flavors b/c the new flavors are getting hard to find.
They need a new slogan “Not your Momma’s Cheerios”
I can’t believe I’m putting this much energy into chatting about a box of cereal but it’s that good!
I don’t generally eat cereal either, but if I’m craving it, it’s Chocolate Chex!
I’m not a big cereal eater either, but my favorite cereal is original Cheerios. I also like Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I have yet to make your Orange Cookies. I have a favorite Sour Cream Sugar Cookie which is usually my “go-to” cookies.
i’m looking forward to making pot roast and beef stew (with red wine instead of Guinness).
We don’t eat much cereal here either, but I picked up a box of Cheerios Oat Crunch Cinnamon on a whim, and discovered that they are delicious! I’m in SW Ohio, and am loving the fall weather too. Have a great weekend!
Ditto on the Cheerios Cinnamon Oat Crunch! Yummy out of hand or with milk
My 18-yo is pretty excited for the F1 and Indy Car races, too! 🏎🏎