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Homemade Cream of Wheat


(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!

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Browned Butter Glazed Carrots

My four year old is obsessed with multi colored carrots.

Case in point: He wanted desperately to plant some multi colored carrots in our garden this year, and I couldn’t find seeds anywhere! Four home improvement stores and finally ordering on Amazon, we have our “colorful” carrots (as he calls them).

Imagine his delight when we found some at Trader Joe’s!


I just boiled them up  and then tossed them in a little bit of brown sugar and butter!  So simple and delicious.



Browned Butter Glazed Carrots
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Browned Butter Glazed Carrots
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. Place the carrots in a medium skillet, cover with water and cover and boil until tender.  Drain and wipe out the skillet.
  2. Place the butter in the skillet and cook over medium high heat until the butter starts to brown and smells nutty.  Add the carrots back in along with the brown sugar and salt.  Cook until a nice glaze had formed and covered the carrots.
  3. Eat!