This post is inspired by my breakfast today, and also by a comment from Mom one time when I was with her on a grocery trip. Please excuse the motivating “Foodstagram” as I know that some people find that to be a faux pas.
Her comment was something to the effect, “I always see baby-cut carrots as a food, and whole carrots as an ingredient.” Think about it–do you know of anyone who eats whole carrots straight up? I know that I do not, but they are commonly put into soups, stews, and even stir-fries.
And this morning for breakfast, I had a bowl with Wheat Chex and Grape-Nuts… straight up! This is quite rare for me, as when I have Chex most of the time, it is in a Chex mix instead of right out of the box. But I really do like the taste of Wheat Chex alone, without needing the mix. And, Grape Nuts add a good crunch to it, even though I ordinarily only use Grape-Nuts in yogurts or malts, rather than stand-alone (or, a think a better term is “dry”).
This is not my first time using this combination. When I was at UNL, because I often had to go to work at Runza before the dining halls opened for brunch, I needed food in my room. During my sophomore year, I won a $100 gift card to Super Saver through the Millionaire Mania promotion, and often got Wheat Chex and Grape-Nuts to re-stock my supply. It also brings back memories of cross-religious Bible studies with Phillip.