We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right?
So how then do you get fussy grandkids to engage?
One of the staples I was brought up on, was porridge.
I can't tell you how much I loathe it!
The first thing I ask my GD is " have you had breakfast?" before launching into a day of activity, today she said "no" it was 11:00am and we had planned a picnic, but that wasn't to be until much later, so thinking on my feet I asked her to look in the cupboard of course all she found was a bag of oats- I make my own muesli, that way I never eat congealed lumpy stuff known as porridge, no added salt/sugar either!
However in my store cupboard I have an array of 'treats' such as maple syrup, honey, and hazelnut/chocolate spread - My dad used to make porridge with Lyon's golden syrup, but it was always too stodgy and sickly at the same time!!- there fore I never use the oats for porridge!
My GD and I then did a series of mini tests, after pouring milk on the oats and microwaving them for 2 mins to reveal the stodgy stuff........
we then took a teaspoon of said gunk and placed it into the taster tray ( a clean spoon holder/teabag holder) and proceeded to mix with the above treats one at a time until we came up with the favourite - chocolate spread mixed in with the porridge, to which my GD announced "it tastes like Ready Brek coco, but much yummier!" to which I replied "at half the price I wager??"
With a few slices of banana on top she thought she was breakfasting as a princess!
I love moments like these, have you had similar?