(This is RT, my four and half year old)
My four year old (four and half if you ask him) only eats orange chicken (it has to be the frozen kind from Trader Joe’s), sprinkle donuts, chocolate milk, and cream of wheat (maple brown sugar please). Well, I’ve tried my hand at homemade orange chicken (it was gross and too much work), I would rather buy the donuts, so that left trying to make cream of wheat from scratch.
Can you even do that??? Yup, and it is super easy too.
First things first. You need coarse ground wheat. Which, lucky me, my grandma has a wheat grinder! Plus, tons of wheat in her food storage. Double score!
Look at that tub of wheat!
You just pour the wheat berries in the top,
and fresh whole wheat flour comes out the bottom.
Look at those cute helpers! (with my ever present babysitter/helper the iPad)
Fresh whole wheat flour!!!
The cream of wheat itself is very simple. You just boil some milk, dump in the wheat, whisk it up until it starts to get thick.
This is really good and a great comfort food. So filling and warm. Plus, it only takes about 5 minutes once your milk is hot.
- 4 cups milk
- 1 cup course ground wheat
- pinch of salt
- sweeteners/flavorings/toppings of your choice
- Pour the milk into a medium saucepan and bring almost to boil. Dump in your ground wheat and whisk until thickened. About 5 minutes. Pull off the heat and add in your additions if any. We like to add 2 tablespoons each of butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup.
I make a big batch of this on Monday and then just stick it in the fridge and reheat as needed. Just thin it with some milk.