Commitment Issues

This weekend, as I was cleaning out my bathroom cabinets, I came to the realization that I have some serious commitment issues. Not with relationships, not with work and not with family obligations. My commitment issues lie in the form of product commitments. Shampoo for example. I buy shampoo, get through 3/4 of the bottle and go out and buy new shampoo. Instead of using all of the shampoo left in the old bottle, I put it in my cabinet and start using the new bottle. Hairspray, lotion, makeup… it is all the same. I just toss them to the side and give the newest product my attention. I can’t commit to a whole bottle of shampoo therefore I have cabinets full of the used bottle rejects wondering what they did to fail me. The thing is, I can love the shampoo, but I love trying out new things even better. Eventually the shampoo of the moment will get put aside and a shiner model will take its place too. I am, keep in mind, and equal opportunity non-commiter.

I am afraid I am passing this same trait on to my kids. If you look at the cereal boxes in our pantry, you will find boxes of cereal with 3/4 of the cereal gone. When I think we are running low on cereal, I go out and buy new cereal. As soon as the new cereal enters the house, the old boxes of cereal lose their appeal for the woo of something new.

This muffin recipe is for those of you with commitment issues, like myself. You can make your neglected cereal feel loved again by using the remaining bits to make muffins that will make you want to have even more neglected cereal so you can make them again and again. In this case, being a non-commiter is actually a good thing!

Along with these muffins, we enjoyed a cup of Cabaret Brewed Chocolate. Sweet, rich, unique… Cabaret Brewed Chocolate is the perfect drink for those of you who may not be fans of coffee but enjoy a warm beverage. Not as sweet and caloric as hot chocolate, this product is one you will want to keep around as the weather turns colder. The folks at Cabaret are giving my readers a chance to win a jar of of their Brewed Chocolate. To be considered, check out the Cabaret website and then please leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite warm beverage is. All entries must be submitted by 10pm CST on Tuesday 9/16 and the winner will be notified via email the following day. Good luck!

Breakfast Cereal Muffins (from Recipezaar)

30 min | 10 min prep

SERVES 12 , 12 muffins

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 12 medium sized (2 3/4″ diameter) muffin cups.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat egg and whisk together with oil, milk and honey.
  4. In a large bowl combine the dry ingredients; mixed well.
  5. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and stir just until flour is moist (batter should be lumpy).
  6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter, and bake for 20-25 minutes (until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted).
  7. Remove from pan immediately.

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  1. says

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I have to admit I am completely guilty too, I have soooo many half used bottles of lotions and potions! Have you thought about giving them to friends or family to try if you no longer like them??? My mum does the same thing with me and she has just given me a lovely bubble bath to try!

  2. says

    HELP!!! Can you provide recommendations on cooking in bulk? Every Friday I feed 12 very hungry and very large varsity football coaches. They are all meat and potato kind of guys so adding veggies is totally out of the question! : )

  3. says

    I have read several times that the hair gets used to the products we daily use and then they no longer work properly, so it’s good to change – you are doing the right thing, darling! :)
    I love John Frieda products, since they are great for people who blow dry their hair (like I do, on daily basis). But I have been using a Pantene conditioner, too, and it’s fabulous – like these muffins! :)

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  4. mushi says

    my leftover cereal cleaning up way is rice crispy treat style. marshmallow, cereal, mixed with chocolate ,nut,dried fruits,etc…what ever I have. funny thing is that makeing something new with same cereal sitting on shelf forever get whole different tension from everybody. and gone’s good way to get rid of old cereal.
    I decided I won’t buy new cereal until all cereal is gone. other wise too many opend boxes sitting on the shelf forever.

  5. Kelly says

    Usually my favorite hot beverage is peppermint hot chocolate, but recently I have become addicted to vanilla chi lattes! I would love to try the brewed chocolate!

  6. says

    “I am, keep in mind, and equal opportunity non-commiter.” That is, beyond far… the best thing I’ve heard all day.

    Favorite Hot drink… COFFEE. I swear. If I could find a way to legally hook up an IV with the stuff dripping straight into my veins… Oh, that would be the day.


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