I don't know about you, but my typical breakfast routine is pretty boring.
Step 1 - Pour Cinnamon Life Cereal into bowl
Step 2 - Pour milk over the top
Step 3 - Take bowl of cereal to computer desk
Step 4 - Read morning news / interesting blogs through one eye - Hey, I'm slow to wake up!
Step 5 - Eat cereal very quickly. Must avoid soggy cereal at ALL. COSTS.
Now, as riveting as all of that sounds... Doing the same Steps 1-5 every single day can get a little boring...even for OCD girls like myself!
So, every now and then, I like to get all wild and crazy, and mix things up a bit. This is my favorite favorite way to make breakfast exciting around here occasionally:
Now, I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "Really? You get wild and crazy with muffin mix?"
To which I would reply, "Uh, have you TRIED the Martha White muffin mix? It's yummy-licious! PLUS--the best news--all you need is MILK."
I LOVE a recipe that is yummy, easy, and uses ingredients that I have on hand. The Martha White muffin mix meets all 3 of those requirements! And even better--the muffins cook within 15 minutes! Since I am IGG (Instant Gratification Girl), I can have a warm muffin, with melty butter slathered on--within 15 minutes!! Each package makes 6 muffins. So 1 package for me + 1 package for the rest of my family. It works!
(Am I making you hungry? Sorry. I sure am making myself hungry!
I know I have the very exotic cranberry orange muffin mix pictured, but I also buy the honey bran, and blueberry mixes! Oh yeah--I am really dancing on the edge of crazy with all these choices! (And yep, they all only require milk.)
Okay, and let's get this out of the way for you snobby cooks. I know these are not homemade. I know homemade muffins are like 400% better. But, to me, the ease of these muffins are what win me over! I can make homemade muffins when I am retired, and my kids are grown. For now--these work for me!
Guess what your answer is to every one of these dilemmas:
Tired of boring cereal every day?
A friend coming over for coffee in 10 minutes?
Need an middle-of-the-afternoon snack?
Need a quick dessert to add to a meal for a sick friend?
Need something thoughtful to take to a new neighbor? (We've talked about this one before!)
Supposed to take breakfast to your next MOPS meeting, and forgot until last minute?
Okay, okay, I'll stop with the cheesy Martha White commercial. I guess I've already communicated my great love for this product. Oh, and by the way, Martha White is not reimbursing me to gush. I sure wish she were, though. A lifetime supply of muffins would be nice. I might have muffin-shaped rolls all over my mid-section...but I'd be happy. Right? Warm muffins = happiness??
How do YOU get all wild and crazy at breakfast???
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