So by now I’m sure everyone and their mom has heard that General Mills brought back the much-beloved French Toast Crunch about two years ago, and I’m happy about it for the most part. (Though honestly, the cereal tends to be a little bit pricey, so sadly I haven’t been eating it as much as I’d like to.) In the last year, the big GM released two new cereals in a brand new subline known as Tiny Toast, in what I assume is mostly an effort to justify keeping manufacturing French Toast Crunch, since the machine that produces tiny little toast-shaped cereals now has more than one specific purpose. Similar to French Toast Crunch, these are tiny little toast cereal pieces with sugar and fruit specks. So far they’ve got both strawberry and blueberry, and we managed to pick up a box relatively cheap recently at a local liquidation store.
Summer is here! Which means that Smoothie Sunday is back! I have to admit, I’m feeling a bit intimidated about coming up with 3 months’ worth of smoothies for a third year in a row. But I shall do my best to bring you new smoothie ideas every Sunday. I also admit that Smoothie Sunday season snuck up on me a bit this year and I wasn’t totally prepared, meaning I was a bit lacking in supplies when it came time to start making smoothies. But we here at Poor Couple’s Food Guide are nothing if not thrifty and up for improvising. So first smoothie up this season wasn’t as carefully planned out as last year’s…this one was inspired solely by what fruit was around the house. Originally it was going to just be a peach mango smoothie, but I had some strawberries left from strawberry picking that had to be used before going bad, so in they went! I also forgot to buy yogurt, so I didn’t include yogurt in the smoothie I made, but I’m including it in the recipe because there wasn’t enough smoothie without it.
When I saw that M&Ms had a limited edition flavor that was out for Easter, I figured what better to post this week than a review of them? For some reason this flavor is exclusive to Target, which actually has apparently happened before but I’m just now finding out about. In doing some digging it seems that M&Ms has released a few different seasonal flavors to Target in the past. I am now kind of upset that I missed out on some potentially awesome limited edition M&Ms. But I found out about these ones! And since we happened to be driving past a Target the other day, I managed to obtain a package. They’re definitely being marketed as a spring/Easter candy since the green M&M is wearing bunny ears (unless it’s all some sort of elaborate Playboy ad, but I doubt it). Other than the pastel colors I’m not entirely sure why they chose to make this flavor for Easter. Strawberry shortcake is much more of an early summer dessert, when strawberries are in season than it is a spring one. Seasonally appropriate nitpicking aside, let’s find out how these M&Ms taste.
Full confession: this was originally supposed to be a peach cobbler-like smoothie but the second peach I had got eaten before I made my smoothie. So I had to improvise. Luckily it still turned out really yummy. If you do want to make this a peach cobbler smoothie, just use 2 peaches and cut out the strawberries. Either way this will be a lovely late summer smoothie.
This is another one of my, “I need to use up this fruit” smoothie creations (as opposed to a “thought out a few days in advance” one). Funnily enough, it seems like my last minute creations end up being some of my favorites. Then again it’s hard to go wrong with a fairly classic combination like this.