In an effort to diversify my breakfasts in both taste and nutrition, I bought some whole grain cream of wheat cereal. Cream of wheat is like, some form of wheat that’s prepared like oatmeal. It also goes by the name malt-o-meal. It’s thinner than oatmeal and kind of soupy. I had it a couple times last year and even though it made me feel like an old person, I enjoyed it.
This morning, spying the rarely-used box in my pantry, I tried it again.
The whole experience was bad, from start to finish.
Things wrong with cream of wheat:
- Messy to measure out. There’s a spout on the side of the box, and you have to pour it out like dish detergent. It spilled over my tablespoon.
- The fact that I had to measure it at all sucked. I can eyeball oatmeal.
- You have to microwave it for a minute, then stir, then microwave for 30s, then stir, so clumps don’t form.
- You also have to watch it like a HAWK or else it boils over the top.
- Mine never got thick.
- It still managed to boil over and dirty up my microwave.
- I added yogurt, honey and raisins – and it still didn’t taste good.
Or maybe that was just the taste of defeat.
I couldn’t find a good blog post defaming cream of wheat, so I had to write one myself. You’re welcome.