Friday, March 12, 2010

What's For Breakfast?

"breakfast like a king,
lunch like a prince,
dine like a pauper."

so what's for breakfast in the kay home?

sometimes toasted bread, if there's leftover rice from the night before - nasi goreng, cucur udang when there's prawn in the fridge, fried meehoon when i'm feeling rajin, and most of the time (because it's the easiest to prepare!) CEREAL!

my favorite cereal; and khaleef with his favorite cereal

khaleef loves his cereals. from the choclatey 'cocoa puffs' to the boring sugar cornflakes. any cereal. his favorite is the 'froot loops'. he eats 'em with milk, and he calls it 'soup'. weird.

khaleef & kahfi punya

and it's becoming kahfi's favorite too. i could dump a fistfull of 'froot loops' in one of those little colorful ikea bowls, and kahfi would sit quietly stuffing his mouth with those green-orange-pink loopy cereal, long enough for me to realize how silent the house is!

what's their mak's favorite?

mak punya

i love cornflakes. i love 'honey stars'. however my current craze is 'honey waffles'. yes, i DO judge cereals by its cover so yes, the oh-so-adorable cookie-monster-lookalike captured my attention first, made me wanna try this cereal.

and it's so nice! some cereal with the word 'honey' in it can be too sweet, but 'honey waffles' are just nice for my tastebud. crispy, crunchy, sweet and super-delicious!

how about bapaknye?

nestle's 'fitness honey & almond' is his favorite! i love this one too but it's just funny and silly to eat something that has a yellow cereal-monster on the box, instead of a spoon! hihi.

so our home now has 3 different cereal boxes at any given time. perhaps when kahfi is older and gets more opiniated, he'd have his own personal cereal!

oh, and the back of the box? i actually take that into consideration when trying out new cereals! khaleef's 'froot loop' has 'look for hidden pictures' at the back and he loves trying to locate the froot loops everytime he eats. mine has games, facts and jokes about honey which are really fun to read, while mr. khairul's cereal lists out the nutritional values and such.

hey, it's really important okay to have something fun to do or read while you're having your favorite cereal! hihi.

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did you know that last 7th march was US's national cereal day? heck, they've got a national day for all sorts of things kan? imagine if malaysia has 'national nasi lemak' day - cool!

oh well, enjoy this bit on some cereal fun facts!

  • cereal was invented when colonial housewives started serving up popcorn with sugar and cream for breakfast!
  • the word cereal comes from 'cerealia', the name of ancient roman ceremonies that honored 'ceres', the goddess of grain.
  • there are 2.7 billion packages of cereal sold every year – that’s enough boxes to wrap around the earth thirteen times - woah!
  • john harvey kellogg invented corn flakes in 1906 (gile lama dah!) by accident while cooking some wheat for a type of granola. the wheat had gone stale so harvey and his brother forced the wheat through rollers. a thin flake emerged and they kept experimenting and developing the flaking process.
  • astronauts from apollo 11 boosted their brain power while in space with a cereal breakfast. the cereal was mixed with fruit and pressed into cubes since the lack of gravity kept the astronauts from pouring it into a bowl with milk.
  • breakfast cereal is the third most popular item sold in grocery stores after carbonated beverages and milk.

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thanks to our dubai friend kak linda, we have another hot drinks added to our breakfast beverage - horlicks! lama gile tak minum horlicks! though i'm not a hot-drink person, having horlicks after soooo long is kinda nice. thanks kak linda!

one morning i added milo WITH horlicks. saje ngade. sedap pulak! try it!


arin said...

kat rumah kak arin, roti canai frozen, roti sapu nutella/butter and for kids kokocrunch.

nadnye said...

the kids must have breakfast is bread n strawberry peanut butter with milo or horlick

mine mesti quaker oat utk tambah susu badan dan sama lah kita, kadang nasik goreng kalu ada left over :P, tapi mine nasi goreng bodo jea, bwg putih campur ikan bilis n telur n carrot..5 minit pun siap..

Syigim said...

>> kak arin, sini pun nutella mmg hot choice! tapi mesti jgk kena ade strawberry khas utk si khaleef :P

>> nadnye, my khaleef also LOVE strawberry and most of d time he's d only one yg habiskan! ;) biase la nasi goreng tu...plg simple tu yg sedap as long as hot freshly fried!

Yuslinda said...

syigim,ni buat malu kak linda je..:P takyahlah mention,oh ..bestnya..kak linda kat umah ni,so far cereal weetabix honey ngan nut utk mak dia,bapak dia Just Right Kellog,dina ngan ircad Coco pop.

Syigim said...

kak linda, khairul pun suka jugak weetabix tu! add honey :) kids mmg suka anything chocolate kan. ok lah nk gi bancuh horlicks + milo hihi

ummiluqman said...

every working day kitorg makan cereal jugak tapi one for all hehe..our choice is kellog's crunchy nuts.. weekend je rajin sikit..kekdg mihun goreng simple an nasik goreng hehe..khaleef dah sekolah ke syigim?

Syigim said...

cik ma.. mmg jarang dtg semangat rajin ni hihi.. selalu kalo br beli ingredients, atau ade lebih smlm, br bole goreng2 nasi ke mihun ke hihi..

khaleef insyaAllah stat school this sept :)

ILikePaperCutting said...

it is interesting that you could get milo in dubai.

Syigim said...

ILikePaperCutting, you'd be surprised how many msian foodstuff you could find here if you know where to look :)

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