The Waffle Crisis

Trouble, oh we got trouble in River City folks.

Due to problems at two different bakeries, Kellogg is fighting a waffle shortage. This could have dire repercussions in our house. My kids are horrible creatures of habit. *looking askance* I have NO idea where they get this from */end looking askance*.

Breakfast in our house for the kids is Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Maple and Brown Sugar Flavor, 2 Eggo Waffles and a beverage. (milk for my son and orange juice for my daughter). EVERY DAY.

On rare occasions, my son will substitute Life Cereal for oatmeal, but Eggo Waffles are a constant. Eggo, no other brand of store bought waffle will do. For that matter no other flavor of Quaker Instant Oatmeal will do either. I can’t event MAKE homemade maple and brown sugar oatmeal. Trust me, I’ve tried (I thought it tasted the same).

On occasion, we have pancakes for dinner. In this case we make a lot of extras and the kids eat them for breakfast, but there is no way I could make pancakes for breakfast on school mornings. For one thing it would screw up the routine and for another, it would, well it would screw up the routine!

To date, I have not personally experienced any shortages with the waffles. We buy our waffles in bulk from Sam’s Club. There are 60 waffles in a box and we go through a box on average every 10 to 14 days. I have had trouble finding the box of ONLY Maple and Brown Sugar Instant Oatmeal at Sam’s recently, but my fall back has been to buy the smaller boxes at the grocery store (with coupons when I can find them). I don’t know what I’ll do if we start having trouble finding the Eggos too. I mean, we might have to do something radical like CHANGE THE ROUTINE and cook things in a frying pan over an open flame when I haven’t even had my tea yet. Oh, the HUMANITY!!!

I sincerely hope we can avoid such drastic actions. My husband is under strict instructions to stock up the next time he goes to Sam’s. Thank goodness for our extra freezer. I’m not taking ANY chances.

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