The past few days, I have been writing longer posts, pieces that mean a great deal to me. I’m glad I have. However, the book is calling, and the Chef is cooking braised lamb shanks (that somehow involve bacon), mashed potatoes (his specialty), and sautéed green beans. He says that I will scream like a girl when I eat it.
Well, with that at hand, I can’t imagine writing a long post right now.
Instead, this evening, I have to tell you about my latest cereal find.
I’ve always been a cereal fan. As a kid, I must have eaten my weight in Lucky Charms, Alpha Bits, Apple Jacks, and Life. When I grew older, and started to avoid that sugary stuff, I switched to bran cereals and muesli instead. How could I have known that it would all make me sick?
We celiacs don’t have too many cold cereal choices. I love the line of kids’ cereals made by Nature’s Path, but I do feel just a little silly downing a bowl of Peanut Butter Panda Puffs in front of someone else.
This past month, however, I found a slightly more adult cereal that I can eat. Arrowhead Mills’ Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes have a crunch you can hear in your ears, a slightly sweet taste from maple syrup, and that magical quality of staying crispy in a bowl of milk. Best of all, they are labeled gluten-free.
I love seeing that label.
Some afternoons, when I have been writing for hours, I go into the kitchen and fix myself a bowl of buckwheat flakes in my favorite blue bowl. It may be glowering outside, and I may still have five hours of writing before me, but while I am crunching on these, I am feeling fine.
Now, if only I had some Saturday morning cartoons to go with it.