Despite technically being on vacation, I’ve been quite busy the past few days trying to accomplish as many things on my (growing) to-do list as possible. I think getting lots of things done during this time will help me feel a bit more relaxed when I return to work later in the week. At least that’s my theory.
With a busy day ahead of me, I was excited to start with a 2 minute breakfast. Enter: Three Sisters instant oatmeal I received from the company to sample.
[My sister had the brown sugar & maple kind for breakfast yesterday and was kind enough to model the packaging for us. ]
I thought the pouch design was genius! Once you pour the oatmeal out of it into your bowl, you can use it to measure the right amount of water to make your oatmeal. Totally brilliant!
She dumped a bunch of frozen fruit into her bowl (together with the oats) so the end result was a bit too watery. Despite this mishap, she did say she enjoyed the flavor (but her breakfast was camera shy 😯 ). Since the first batch was an “operator error,” I’ll show you my chocolaty breakfast.
Wanna get a little closer?
The oatmeal was definitely sweeter than my typical morning bowl of oats but it wasn’t so sweet as to qualify for dessert. I liked it paired with some cool plain Greek yogurt. In all honesty, in the future I’d probably leave these for a mid-afternoon snack. Still a bit too much sugar to start off the day with.
Three Sisters makes plain instant oats which I think would be perfect for a rushed morning and can be spiked with your favorite flavors (or protein powder… adding pp to the above flavors produced an overly sweet concoction… yes, I already experimented with it since this morning. All in the name of research.] While I’m sure the plain instant oats are comparable to other brands’ in taste, I really love Three Sisters’ packaging and the Company’s commitment to sustainable practices, so I think for those reason I’d chose them over their competitors next time.
Now, onto the really fun part. Remember the last time I mentioned Three Sisters cereals? I mentioned that the bag of Cinnamon Sweets the Company sent me disappeared before it got a chance to have a date with my camera. I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. When I got another free product coupon, I decided to purchase my “old” favorite but this time I wanted to take it one step further and make a fun treat and share it (through the screen) with you!
Not sure how this idea came to me but I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it for weeks. I decided to make the traditional Rice Krispie recipe but sub the Rice Krispies for Three Sisters Cinnamon Sweets. Oh yes, this was brilliant!
This is how you do it…
Sweet, sticky, comforting. I cut these into little pieces and included them in our cookie favors. Everyone loved them!
Would you like to win a month’s supply of Three Sisters cereal? That’s FOUR free bags of any cereal. Pretty awesome prize if you ask me.
Here are the rules; there are 6 ways to enter.
1) Leave a comment on this post – tell me about your favorite oatmeal or cereal.
2+3) Follow me on Twitter (please tell me in the comments what your twitter name is so I can confirm). For an additional entry, you can also tweet about this giveaway (my twitter name must be included to qualify – that’s @elinacooks fyi)
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6) Link to this post on your blog, if you have one. If you don’t, let someone else know about this giveaway and tell me so in the comments section after they’ve entered the giveaway.
Please leave a separate comment for each entry. The giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry) and will end on Saturday, December 18. I will randomly choose a winner using random.org and announce him/her in the following post. Good luck!