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I have come to really enjoy this quick and easy meal for breakfast but have found that buying it can be costly..Anyone ever made their own? Lisa
-- Lisa/Zion,IL (email@example.com), March 23, 2002
Try making cream of wheat and adding syrup or molasses.
BTW my kids like cream of wheat with some cocoa in it to make it chocolate. Filling and good!
-- Ann Markson (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 2002.
Have you tried Farina. It should be cheaper than Malt-O-Meal. If you have a food co-op they should sell it in bulk.
-- Cordy (email@example.com), March 25, 2002.
If you can grind your own, golden wheat with some barley, or some rice comes out nice.
-- Thumper/inOKC (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 25, 2002.
I have gotten to like simple cracked wheat as breakfast. I just Crock pot it for a couple hours one batch a week. Plop it in the fridge and heat up a scoop every morning. At 18 cents per pound (less if you grind your own, but why?)and a pound lasts me almost a month, it is darn near free. I add a pinch of salt and a spoon of brn sugar. Yumm. BTW, it is the highest octane breakfast I have ever eaten, keeps me going till about 3:00 in the afternoon.
Actually learning to fix this stuff makes me realize that I will never starve or have to be hungry.
-- James in ID (email@example.com), March 25, 2002.
James, could you use cracked wheat from the elevator? If not, where can I get it? There are no health food or bulk food stores around here.
-- Gayle in KY (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 26, 2002.
Gayle, there is no health food store closer than a 2 1/2 hr drive from us, but there is a feed store about an hour away and that is where I buy bulk grains. I make sure it is "feed" not "seed" since the seed is usually treated. Ask for hulled wheat feed. You will probably still need to winnow and remove some extra stuff. I keep my grains in 5 gal buckets with gamma lids and some DE to control weevles.
-- kim in CO (email@example.com), March 28, 2002.
Thanks a bunch, Kim. I'm going to try this. It sounds healthful, good and cheap. With 5 young'uns to feed, what more could you want?
-- Gayle in KY (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 30, 2002.
Be sure to soak the wheat, like overnight, as the nutrients become usaeable. Recall reading where, during the depression, one of the early health pioneers, Bernard McFadden, would do this, then cook the soaked grains to feed people for a few pennies each. You will get so- o much for the money nutrient wise if you pre-soak!
-- HV (email@example.com), March 31, 2002.