We’re down to our last box of cereal, with no plans to replenish the supply. I think I’m more nervous about it than my kids are, mostly because it means I won’t have something simple to fall back on every morning for breakfast. But, I’ve learned that those innocent-looking boxes of cereal are not the best thing to feed our kids first thing every morning….sooo, time to find some alternatives.
Alternative #1-Sweet Potato Hash
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and grated (use your food processor or box grater)
1 pkg breakfast sausage (preferably without added msg, nitrates, etc)
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 tbs butter, olive oil or coconut oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown sausage, drain, and set aside, reserving drippings in skillet. Add a tbs or two of butter to the skillet. Add onions and cook until soft. Add potatoes and cook, allowing to soften and then brown a bit. Return sausage to skillet and combine. Season to taste. Cook a few more minutes, until heated through. Serve immediately.
This met with mixed reviews. My sausage-loving son ate it up and asked for more. My girls were split: two said it was just ok, the oldest one hated it. However…..she is quite sad about losing her cereal so I’m not sure it was a completely unbiased opinion.
I ate the leftovers for breakfast the next day and decided I do really like it, though I think I’ll play around with some variations. I’ll keep you posted!