I felt his 43 pound body slam into the pillow next to my head.
I could feel his eyes staring intently, waiting for any signs of life.
His breath warm against my forehead.
And it smelled badly.
“Momma,” he whispered, “it’s cereal time baby.”
It was 5:54 am.
I am not really sure how I manage to take care of a three year old before any coffee has passed my lips.
I imagine that it probably goes something like this:
“Momma that’s the dog food not my Cheerios® !”
“I got the milk out for you Momma!”
“Why are your eyes closed Momma?”
“Can I have another bowl?”
The coffee isn’t brewing fast enough.
“Can I have toast?”
Sip. Sip. Sip
“Can I eat grapes in my hand?”
“Wait a minute. How much food have you had?”
“Momma, the food falls in my tummy somewhere. I don’t know. I’m hungry for all the days.”
Chug. A. Lug. Chug. A. Lug.
Some time elapsed.
I may have done something constructive.
But probably not.
I can guarantee you that my eyes are open.
“Momma, I am so very very hungry. I eat something now.”
It’s 9 am.
That kid is a fierce eating machine.
I don’t even know where he stores all that.
Although once he plugged our toilet.
Shawn had to plunge it and I died laughing when he shouted from the basement, “I just got poo water on my face! Poo water!”
To this day, I still won’t kiss his cheek.
Now that I’ve grossed you out, lets talk about food.
I’ve been trying to find healthy hearty snacks for the boy child with insatiable hunger and since it is summer, I wanted to incorporate the fresh fruits in season.
Canadian grown fruit baby.
When I found out about Life Made Delicious, a website created by General Mills Canada with over 1, 500 recipe options, I just had to check it out.
Who doesn’t love finding awesome recipes online?
But which one to choose?
I found this recipe that not only used fresh fruit, but sounded easy enough to let my son’s busy hands take part in making it.
Who doesn’t love keeping the kids busy during summer break?
Oh and don’t tell them that this recipe is HEALTHY.
Oatmeal-Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins Recipe
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blueberries
- Heat oven to 400°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 12 regular-size muffin cups (or grease bottoms only with shortening or cooking spray).
- In small bowl, pour buttermilk over oats; set aside.
- In large bowl, mix oil, brown sugar and egg with spoon. Stir in flours, baking soda, cinnamon and salt just until flours are moistened. Stir in oat mixture; fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
- Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pan. Serve warm.
These muffins were a score for this family. Give it a try! It was super easy and even better to eat!
You can find more scrumptious recipes at Life Made Delicious.
Disclosure: I am part of the Life Made Delicious Blogger program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.