Somewhere along the road to adulthood, Cream of Wheat got pushed aside for steel-cut oatmeal, tricked-out granola, or other fancy things in a bowl. But there are times (like a snowy morning in March) when a bowl of soft, sweet mush is really all we want.
Cream of Wheat is essentially a bowl of flour. Appetizing, right? It was created in 1893 at a flour mill in North Dakota, when one of the millers made a breakfast porridge from some of the coarsely crushed wheat. It was owned by Nabisco until 2007; now it's part of B&G Foods.
We always think of Cream of Wheat as a sweet cereal. Ours usually had butter, plain white sugar, and a pinch of salt. We never experimented with brown sugar or spices... maybe because we wanted to keep the pure white color of it.
How did you eat your Cream of Wheat? Sweet or savory?
(Image: B&G Foods)