The Dog Eats The Leftovers

The Dog Eats The Leftovers

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This Blog is meant to be a light-hearted look at how a parent as to navigate his or her way through life whilst bringing up two teenagers on a very limited income. We want to share what we have learnt and hopefully help anyone else out there struggling to make things work in a seemingly chaotic world. I don't always get it right and I am certainly not perfect.....

Bad Breakfast Buys & Ollie

ShoppingPosted by Rebecca Guillain Thu, July 09, 2015 17:39:19

5.45am this morning and I'm trying to drink my coffee in peace and check emails on my phone. I thought you would be interested to see my up-close-and- personal friend who had his eye on a few bits of Carbonara pasta left on the kitchen table. “Come on mum. I'm starving”. I caved in for the simple reason Ollie salivates like Niagra and its only a matter of time before one of us slips on the stuff and ends up at A & E.

As usual I was lured in by the “reduced” shelf at the local supermarket on Sunday and came home with a few items for teenage snacking. The Lizi's On The Go Granola packets looked really interesting and at 50p a shot it was worth buying a couple. I could have bought a large 500g packet of own-brand Granola for not much more but – every time I've bought cereal in the past half of it gets left in the cupboard and 8 months later ends up in the bin. Cereal would rot the dogs teeth and vets bills are expensive. I can still get human fillings for kids on the NHS. Anyway, Lizi's (whoever she is) On The Go was found by Hayley when she surfaced from her stink-pit at 11.00am. Her idea of being On The Go was to stand at the sink reading the instructions: 1. Open Packet by pressing down along the dotted line 2. Pull packet open 3. Put in 2 tablespoons of water 3. Mix thoroughly 4. Consume. It took her 30 seconds to fulfil the last instruction because there was only about 3 tablespoons in the packet. “A bit sweet” was the verdict, followed by “Mum what can I have for breakfast?”

Ok, so, let's go through Lizi's (whoever she is) On-The-Go theory, taking a moment to review it with a normal packet of cereal..... 1.Walk to cupboard. 2 .Open cupboard, bend down and get a bowl. 3. Close cupboard. 4. Walk to opposite cupboard. 5. Open cupboard and take out cereal packet. 6. Shut cupboard. 7. Open cereal packet, lift and pour required amount into bowl. 8. Walk or jog to fridge. 9. Open fridge and get milk. 10. Walk or jog back to bowl (really getting into this!) 11. Lift milk carton and pour onto cereal. 12. Pick up spoon. 13. Consume. ….. Phew! I'm tuckered out!

I had a near epiphany with the Mug Shot. This flew into my trolley with Noel in mind. And it's Guilt Free! Wow! I am a parent..... a woman..... a mother! Guilt is my middle name. Oh yes! I'm a Catholic as well! ….... Can I bulk- buy? …..........

Oh, hang on.......I think it's talking about the fat content. It's only got 2.3g of fat in it....

Amongst the ingredients are:- Sugar, Dipotassium Phosphate, Trisodium Citratel, Dried Glucose Syrup, Maltodextrin and Stabilisers.........but hey ho, I can feel guilt free giving it to my teenage (skinny) son because it contains hardly any fat.

Noel said it wasn't as nice as the Pot Noodle.

“Isn't a Mugshot one of those photos you have when you go to prison? Noel asked.

“Yeah....and I'm feeling a bit like one now”.

I'll live with the guilt.

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