Tag Archive | Breakfast

Yes, It Exists: Place Setting Place Mats By Stephen Shore

Place Mats by Steven Shore
All Photos By Gail

The International Center of Photography in New York sold these Bob’s Your Uncle disposable placemats, featuring photographer Stephen Shore’s images of food and plates, in 2007, when the institution hosted a survey of Shore’s work that had toured throughout Europe and the US.

Photographed as Part of the Stephen Shore Career Retrospective, on Exhibit Through May 28th, 2018 at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.

Place Mats by Steven Shore

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Product Review: Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola

Quaker Oats Packaging
All Photos By Gail

Do you like Breakfast? I sure do. The thing is, on weekdays I don’t have time to make breakfast for myself at home – plus, who can eat that early! So, I like breakfast foods that I can keep at the office and eat at my desk; you know, after I have had my coffee and am fully awake. Because, mornings!

For convenience sake, I eat a lot of cold cereal, which is delicious. But sometimes, and especially with the frigid winter weather we have been forced to endlessly endure here in NYC, I like to change it up with something warm and comforting. A recent discovery which fits the bill of being convenient, delicious and warming is Quaker’s new Warm & Crunchy Granola. Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola is delightfully innovative in that it’s like a combination of oatmeal and granola with added ingredients such as dried fruit and nuts that add flavor and crunch! Awesome!

Quaker Oats Goodies

Quaker sent me a care package recently that not only included three different delicious flavors of Warm & Crunchy Granola (see top photo ), but also the colorful insulated lunch bag, measuring cup and ceramic spoon and bowl set you see above. Swag!

And also this cool notebook:

Quaker Oats Notebook

Apparently, Crunch Day is the new Hump Day!

Quaker Oats Ready to Prep
Ready to Prep!

Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola is insanely easy to prepare, per the four-step instructions printed on the side of each box: one of which is “Pour the granola into a microwave-safe bowl” and another of which is “Stir and Eat.” All you need to add is a quarter cup (2 ounces) of any kind of milk or milk alternative (such as soy or almond milk) – but it must not be water – which you add to the dry granola and microwave on High for 25 seconds.

After 25 seconds the granola will look like this:

Quaker Oats Prepared Product

The thing is, don’t expect it to taste or have a texture like instant oatmeal. Your bowl of Warm & Crunchy Granola will not be soft like oatmeal – it will be Crunchy like Granola (hence the name). If you want it to be a little bit softer, microwave for an additional 15 seconds or so to your desired texture. It will still have crunchiness to it because of the nuts and specially baked granola clusters that are part of the mix.

Of the three flavors I received – Honey Almond, Apple Cinnamon and Cranberry Almond – my favorite is the Cranberry Almond. I love the contrast of the soft tart/sweet cranberries and the crisp sliced almonds as they mingle with the sweet granola that tastes like you are eating a warm Oatmeal cookie. Fabulous.

Quaker Oats Back of Box

Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola is low in fat, has no cholesterol and is high in fiber, containing 4 grams of fiber and 32 grams of whole grain per serving. With 2 ounces of milk it clocks in at 220 calories, which isn’t bad. Plus it’s very filling and will help to keep you feeling satisfied until it’s time for lunch! The Worley Gig grants Quaker Warm & Crunchy Granola Two Spoons Up! Find out more about this product and where you can buy it at This Link.

Bacon Thing of The Day: Bacon Breakfast Princess

Bacon Breakfast Fairy
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Bacon never looked so stylish! In this photo, you can see that the Breakfast Princess has on a rocking outfit, representing all of your favorite breakfast foods, including Eggs (Face, Hair, Shoes), Buttered Toast (Blouse), Pancakes (Skirt) and, most importantly, Bacon (Hair Ribbons and Belt)! And look how friendly she seems! I am so hungry now.

Ex Benedict

Ex Benedict
Thanks to ‘Ozzy Gail’ for the Image!

The Pope resigns today at 2:00 PM Eastern Time. File this news under “In Memory of When I Cared.” Love the image, though! Eggs wearing tiny Pope Hats – so cute!

Bacon Thing of the Day: Heart Shaped Bacon!

Bacon folded into the Shape of a Heart
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Heart Shaped Bacon for Valentine’s Day Breakfast!

Here’s How to Make it!

  • You will need 12 slices of bacon to make 12 hearts.
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF (200ºC).
  • Cut your bacon slices in half.
  • Use 2 pieces of the cut in half bacon and shape them into a heart on a sheet pan (make sure this pan has sides so the grease doesn’t get all over your oven!)
  • Bake for 18 – 25 minutes (or until done)
  • Serve with a heart shaped Egg!

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