National Breakfast Week

Did you know that this week is National Breakfast Week? We enjoy having cereal for breakfast or when I have a bit more time at weekends, I’ll make some porridge, for the boys and me. Lovely and warming on these frosty mornings. My other half isn’t keen on porridge so he sticks to his cereal. And the boys love enacting the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears every time. Also the boys usually drink chocolate milk for breakfast. So I was very pleased to receive two free vouchers for Cravendale Milk.

Cravendale Milk

Porridge is very simple to make. I always cook it in a pan, but you can also use the microwave. And we all like to sweeten it with something different. I prefer brown sugar, whilst son1 has maple syrup and son2 opts for honey. I’ve never been brave enough to try it with salt.

porridge for National Breakfast Week


Ingredients (serves 3)

100g porridge oats (1 cup)
700 ml Cravendale milk (3 cups)
1 dessert spoonful of honey, maple syrup or soft brown sugar to serve


Put the oats and milk in a saucepan.
Heat gently on the hob, stirring regularly, but do not allow to boil.
Once porridge has thickened to desired consistency, pour into bowls.
Serve with preferred sweetener.
Serve and enjoy.

National Breakfast Week runs from 25 – 31 January 2015. Breakfast can sometimes be a neglected meal, but I like to ensure my family have a satisfying breakfast. And if I’m working an early shift and don’t have time for breakfast before leaving the house, then I will have breakfast when I get to work. I always keep a packet of cereal in my drawer in the office.

Cereal and chocolate milk for breakfast on a school  day

Cereal and chocolate milk for a quick breakfast on a school day

cravendale milk

Cravendale use ceramic filters to remove more of the bacteria that turn milk sour, so it stays pure and fresh for twice as long as standard milk without additional heat treatment. Our family consume a lot of milk very quickly so we never have any issues with milk turning sour. But I have several single friends who always purchase Cravendale for that very reason. In fact, the bottle I have just purchased with one of my vouchers is dated Feb 14th.

cravendale milk

It wasn’t quite free as I hadn’t read the small print on the reverse of the voucher which said free upto a maximum price of £2.25. And since Budgens were selling it for £2.49, I did end up paying 24p still. However I think it is much more reasonable at the larger supermarkets, but I wanted to buy it quickly in order for my post to coincide with #BreakfastWeek, rather than waiting until my next big shop.

For more details on Cravendale milk, see their website and you can follow them on Twitter @Cravendale.

And I’d love to hear what you enjoy for breakfast.

Family Fever

Disclosure.  This post is a review of a product I was sent nearly for free.  All opinions are my own.

12 thoughts on “National Breakfast Week

  1. Colette B

    I do love a good bowl of porridge – I always make it in the microwave though as my husband goes crackers over the sticky prorridgey pan otherwise 😉
    Lovely to have you linking up with #TriedTested this week x


  2. Gillian

    As a Scottish girl, my father is always disappointed that I take my porridge with sugar/maple syrup rather than salt. Urgghh!

    I’m awful at breakfast but try and force myself to swallow down some Weetabix every morning and we are HUGE Cravendale fans in this house. There are only two of us; my boyfriend and myself and I’ve got a bit of an aversion to milk (hence the forcing of the cereal) which means that we get through milk very, very slowly.

    My boyfriend has it in his tea (just a splash) and loves a cold glass of milk at bedtime. He has gone from full fat milk when I met him to semi-skimmed and when we discovered the skimmed Cravendale is so creamy that you would never know it is “red” milk we go out of our way to pick it up over any other milk. It is definitely worth paying a little more for and it truly lasts for ever!

    I’ve never tried brown sugar with my porridge…I’ll have to give it a go! x



    1. mumjd Post author

      I’ve got one voucher left, so I’ll try the skimmed next time. Even the semi-skimmed tasted creamier than I was expecting. I used to have it with white sugar, but I tried to convince myself that brown was a little bit healthier



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