I made my monthly trip to the commissary (military grocery store) this morning. Oh such happiness - the moment I entered the door they had a seasonal baking section. I scanned the items looking for my favorite hard to find treat - Hershey's cinnamon chips. They only sell them in the fall and it is very hard to find them! I nearly cried when I discovered an entire box full. Yes, I bought six bags. Before our sugar free days, I'd have bought the box full. Six bags will last us the next year. If you find them, buy them!!!! If you haven't had them, you don't know what you're missing. They are great in oatmeal cookies.
Here's my own special recipe using Hershey's Cinnamon chips. Apple Cinnamon Pancakes:
Your favorite pancake recipe (I use Aunt Jemima's pancake mix) Add 1/2 cup of apple sauce Add 1 teaspoon cinnamon Add 1/2 cup Hershey's cinnamon chips.
Cook as usual. These are divine!!! They are our special occasion breakfast pancakes.
I also stopped at the Lowe's Food Store for a quick couple double coupon items. They had a promotion where you buy a bag of groceries for $8 and it is donated to a local family. That bag consisted of only Lowe's brand foods and a small amount of food at that. I was a little peeved at them. This was not really for charity - this was for their pockets! This got me thinking of what I could buy for a needy family for $8 using coupons and sales. I'm sure I could double that, and now that is my own personal challenge. Between now and Thanksgiving I will see how many grocery bags I can fill for $8. Thanks Lowe's for giving me a push!