I feel blessed beyond reason with the family I was born into. On days when I can barely keep it together raising my three teenagers, I remember my mom’s example. If she could somehow manage to make seven kids (whose ages span fifteen years) each feel uniquely special and loved, I can do the same for my three. And on days when I drop the ball a little, I take comfort in the fact that my kids have a pretty amazing grandma to turn to.
I wanted to try something a little different for an after school snack this week, so I made my kiddos some Churro Cheerios™ Snacks, or Churrios as my son called them. It's a super simple recipe that is a riff on the old Hot Buttered Cheerios™ of the 80's. I'm bringin'em back, baby! I'm not even kidding when I say these only took about 5 minutes to cook up -- and barely longer than that for the fam to scarf them down. These are so stinkin' yummy!
1/4 C. butter
1/4 C. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Melt the butter over medium heat in a large skillet.
When butter is completely melted, add cereal and stir to coat.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cereal starts to turn golden brown. Watch it carefully because it will burn quickly if you leave it on the heat too long.
Dump the hot, buttery cereal into a large bowl and add sugar and cinnamon. Stir well to coat.
Who will you give your gift box of Cheerios™ to? A special teacher? A neighbor or friend? Go ahead, brighten someone's day with a special gift!