Saturday, January 9, 2010

Quaker Dinosaur Eggs

Katie Anne is a great eater.  She'll eat almost anything we put in front of her, and she can walk into any restaurant and find something to enjoy.  However, she doesn't have many breakfast options that she likes.
Wait, I take that back.
She does like a lot of breakfast options, like eggs and pancakes and biscuits.  But, those are a pain to fix and go bad in the five weekdays that she doesn't eat breakfast at home.  Plus, Mommy and Daddy often wind up gorging themselves on these breakfast products if we have them in the house.  So, we're always on the lookout for the quick, easy breakfast staple that can last from weekend to weekend in the pantry and that won't tempt Mom and Dad.  It seems like we alternate between waffles, cheese toast, and Poptarts.  She's not a huge cereal fan, doesn't like grits, doesn't eat NutriGrain or cereal bars, doesn't eat yogurt, and doesn't like oatmeal - or so I thought.
When I was making her breakfast the other day, she was just begging for oatmeal.  She says that they have it all the time at school and that she loves it.  So, I told her that we'd get some oatmeal the next time we were at the store.
Well, when we pushed down the breakfast options aisle a day or two later, looking for oatmeal, she spotted these:

So, we tried out our Dinosaur Eggs the very next morning.  When we opened the package, this is what we found- regular oatmeal with "dino eggs" inside.
The package said that using hot water and stirring with a fork were the two most important steps, so we followed directions carefully.

 Then, we started hunting for the hatching dinosaur eggs:

 After a long and disappointing hunt, we did find two dinosaurs in the oatmeal.

Katie Anne ate a bite or two of the oatmeal - the two bites that contained dinosaurs - and then she was done.


So, I would say I learned 3 things from this breakfast experiment:
1. Katie Anne really doesn't like oatmeal.
2. Dinosaur Eggs are not worth the increased price.
3. If I had a child that liked oatmeal and wanted to find hidden things in there, I think I'd be a lot better off to put gummy bears or something in the bottom of the bowl.

So, looks like waffles, cheese toast, and Poptarts for the foreseeable future!


cindy glawson said...

The dinosaurs look a little creepy in the bowl (what a funky shade of green) but what a happy face in the last picture!

Carrie Beth said...

Ha! We got these at our last trip to the store and Handley loves to eat all the dinos out and leaves the rest of the oatmeal. Funny thing is though that she'll eat regular oatmeal without the dino eggs just fine. Have you tried bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese? That's one of Handley's favorites.

Kelly said...

Bella's favorite breakfast is peanut butter and banana on wheat bread. We pretend like that's not a sandwich for breakfast.

Katie Jones said...

I just asked Katie Anne if she'd like a bagel (which is what I'm about to eat) or some peanut butter and banana on toast, both of which are good ideas and both of which we have. She said, "Nah, I'll just take a cheese sandwich. Those are the best." Oh, well! Thanks for the ideas, ladies!

The Brown Family said...

too funny! Poor Addison will eat anything! I can put any variety of fruit cup in any flavor of oatmeal and it is gone. She prefers pancakes and pancakes on a stick (they look like corn dogs but it is a pancake with a surprise sausage inside-frozen food section) and loves grits too. But will NOT eat an egg! She use to, but now says "the eggs are for babies and I am not a baby right now so I do not eat eggs no anymore" Oh well, you can't win them all :)