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Independent Breakfast Time May 24, 2011

Filed under: Tips — Lizz @ 12:30 am
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I came across a fun site, Sweet Serendipity, who had a great suggestion on how to help kids make their own cereal in the morning.  Sounds good to me!  I decided to give it a try, and it’s working like a charm.  Here’s what we’re doing…

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I got a nice plastic container with a lid that Skylar can open and close herself (we tested this in the store).  We also hit the dollar store for a set of measuring cups.  Since my kiddo never eats much of her breakfast, we put the 3/4 cup in the container with the cereal.  The rest are now in her play food bucket.

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Skylar has always had a designated lower cabinet for all of her bowls, plates, and cups. Now she can grab a bowl from her cabinet, fill it with a scoop of cereal, and have some breakfast.  All without waking up Mom at 7:30 on Saturday morning.  Can you hear the hallelujah chorus??

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Now, Skylar doesn’t care for milk in her cereal, but she loves to drink it.  I have some great tupperware cups that have lids on them that can be ready to go in the fridge.  Alternatively, you could put some milk into a bottle with a sport top.  This way kiddos can learn to pour themselves something to drink, or milk their cereal, without making (much of) a mess.

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Another lovely bonus of this set up, is that the cereal will last longer in this nice container than in an open cereal box.  We just had a great haul of cereal (8 boxes, and a free gallon of milk for about $10).  I never realized how far off cereal expiration dates are. Now we can buy it when it’s a good deal, open one box at a time, and really make it last.

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Isn’t that a lovely sight to see?

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I hope you all find this as useful as I have.  Have a great day!

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Lizz

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I will be linking this post to these parties:

Sensational Sundays @ What’s for Dinner?
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4 Responses to “Independent Breakfast Time”

  1. Jessica Says:

    Hi! Following you from the Tuesday blog hop! I Hope you visit my Cajun blog and return the follow!
    – Jessica @ http://cajunlicious.com

    • Lizz Says:

      Consider your follow returned! I have to admit, Cajun is a style of cooking I have not been brave enough to try. Just from a quick look at your site, I’m inspired to try!! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. christa Says:

    Hey! found you at the “chickadee tuesdays” blog hop doing a little self promotion cuz we are cool like that 🙂 be sure to come check out our blog! (www.christanncox.blogspot.com) WE FOLLOW BACK! just be sure to leave a comment with your url address. have an awesome day!


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