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Whats your favorite porridge/cereal

Oatmeal (rolled, steal cut, or ground)
8 (36.4%)
Grits (hominy, corn, or other maize)
3 (13.6%)
Wheat (Cream of wheat, Malt-o-meal)
0 (0%)
Rice (cream of rice, congee)
0 (0%)
Other hot grain (Quinoa, Pease, Flax, etc)
0 (0%)
Muesli (cold oats and dried fruits, granola based)
2 (9.1%)
Grain flakes (Corn flakes, Total, Special k, limited fruit or nuts like Raisin Bran)
1 (4.5%)
Grain puffs (unsweet like Rice krispies Kashi, kix)
0 (0%)
Shredded wheat (cold or hot) (did you know you can eat it hot?)
1 (4.5%)
Checks (unsweet like rice checks or crispix)
0 (0%)
Sugar coated stuff (Frosted flakes, Frosted mini wheat, Honey crisp)
2 (9.1%)
Sugar novelty (Captain crunch, Cookie crisp, Frankenberry, Honeycomb)
2 (9.1%)
Chocolate (any of the above, hot or cold but with chocolate)
1 (4.5%)
Stuff that's hard to chew (Grape-Nuts, All-Bran, Oat Bran, often contains a dash, no chocolate)
1 (4.5%)
Other
1 (4.5%)

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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2019, 12:12:16 PM »
I like anything with chocolate. Granola with chocolate is the best. If there is no chocolate in the thing, I'll add some; e.g. Miniwheats with 90% dark chocolate chips.

It tickles me that every category comes in chocolate except the one.

I want to confirm that I found a chocolate grits recipe as well as chocolate polenta (grits with a higher price tag) I found something called Champorado from the Philippines that mite as well be a chocolate congee. It cant be any worse than chocolate malt-o-meal.

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That hard to chew category is still the only one without chocolate but I suppose you could add your own.

 Is it ok to use chocolate milk with Rice Krispies if you are out of Cocoa Krispies?
I don't think I've ever done the chocolate milk thing, but it sounds intriguing.

That picture looks like my regular oatmeal (regular quick oats with chocolate chips melted into it.)
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2019, 02:52:58 PM »
Sweet potato porridge, Hannah variety sweet potatoes, every day. Guess you could say I like it just fine.

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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2019, 04:43:52 PM »
Salt and sugar trigger the same taste buds.
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2019, 06:00:41 PM »
Sweet potato porridge, Hannah variety sweet potatoes, every day. Guess you could say I like it just fine.

First this sounds delicious but what makes it a porridge and not mashed sweat potatoes, sweat potato casserole or pudding? Does it contain grains? Whats in it?

I found a recipe for Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Oatmeal.
https://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/04/double-chocolate-sweet-potato-oatmeal/
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2019, 06:10:47 PM »
Salt and sugar trigger the same taste buds.

Does anyone else think the above is true? I don't know, but it sounds off to me. Too much or too little salt tastes very different to me than too much or too little sugar. I don't think either has an appreciable smell to account for the difference.
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2019, 07:03:26 PM »
Sweet potato porridge, Hannah variety sweet potatoes, every day. Guess you could say I like it just fine.

First this sounds delicious but what makes it a porridge and not mashed sweat potatoes, sweat potato casserole or pudding? Does it contain grains? Whats in it?

I found a recipe for Double Chocolate Sweet Potato Oatmeal.
https://ohsheglows.com/2011/03/04/double-chocolate-sweet-potato-oatmeal/

I don't know why the term porridge has come to be applied to sweet potato. Maybe because it's boiled breakfast fare? Sweet potato porridge can contain grains or legumes but doesn't necessarily contain either. Has an interesting story the sweet potato. It's a staple food in parts of the world. It's my staple.

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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2019, 07:10:20 PM »
Salt and sugar trigger the same taste buds.

Does anyone else think the above is true? I don't know, but it sounds off to me. Too much or too little salt tastes very different to me than too much or too little sugar. I don't think either has an appreciable smell to account for the difference.

I'm not sure of the exact science but salt magnifies the sweetness in foods by blocking the bitterness. A little on watermelon will make it sweeter, most if not all cakes, brownies and other baked goods require a pinch of salt. Some flavor compounds are undetectable and salt allows us to taste them.
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2019, 07:25:44 PM »
McCann's oatmeal with a banana.

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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #23 on: September 15, 2019, 06:32:41 PM »
Shrimp and grits. or grits with butter, salt, pepper, and a slice of cheese on top. 

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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #24 on: September 15, 2019, 08:44:01 PM »
Muesli. I don't eat "breakfast" very often, but when I do it's a bowl of muesli.
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #25 on: September 16, 2019, 10:27:06 AM »
Muesli mixed with granola, fruit and yogurt.
I don't have cereal for breakfast often, but when I do, that is my go-to.
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Re: Whats your favorite porridge/cereal and how do you like it
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2019, 10:34:00 AM »
Shrimp and grits. or grits with butter, salt, pepper, and a slice of cheese on top. 
Grits with lots of butter and pepper and a soft fried egg mixed in.   Sometimes with sharp cheddar but not always.

I can not stomach milk so cold varieties are out of the question.  Literally, it makes me puke.  I was raised on watered down rehydrated milk.  My mother claimed it was because I couldn't drink actual milk, I didn't really believe it until I was an adult and realized milk makes me sick.  I thought we were just poor.    .