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Is Cream of Wheat – Mix ‘n Eat the King of the Warm Breakfast Foods?
Ah, the age-old breakfast debate that once divided my family. As winter's chill settled in, a heated discussion unfurled regarding the ultimate warm and comforting morning meal. For years, this culinary controversy raged on, centered around the merits of two contenders: the familiar and steadfast oatmeal, and the intriguing newcomer, Cream of Wheat.
We had all grown up under the reign of oatmeal, its reputation as a dependable, nourishing breakfast option preceding it. But then came that fateful visit to a family friend's home, where our taste buds were introduced to the inviting aroma and creamy texture of Cream of Wheat. Like a culinary lightning bolt, it sparked a schism that would linger for years to come.
Lines were drawn, allegiances sworn, and our kitchen shelves soon bore witness to the ongoing clash. Boxes of Cream of Wheat and oatmeal jockeyed for dominance, often switched surreptitiously by fervent supporters during grocery shopping missions. As tempers flared, the less mature among us—myself included—embarked on breakfast strikes, fueled by the stubbornness that only familial disputes can inspire.
In the end, time has taught me that both sides of the breakfast battle have their merits. As the crisp air signals the arrival of winter, I find myself irresistibly drawn to a comforting bowl of Cream of Wheat. Yet, if circumstances demand, I can appreciate the hearty wholesomeness of oatmeal. But don't let the opposition know—my loyalty remains firm, a clandestine homage to Cream of Wheat's comforting embrace.