Saturday, January 8, 2011

a warm start to the morning: pillsbury toaster strudel (w/giveaway)

i don't know if you've noticed, but it is cold around here in the mornings.  not only have we had temperatures in the teens, but the wind chill has been even lower.  these are the days when it is hard to get out of bed, and even harder to get out the door for school.

since i have to send the kids out the door even in the most frigid of temperatures, i like the idea of giving them something hot to eat in the morning.  pillsbury toaster strudels is one possibility for us to start the morning off with something warm.

i have never purchased these before but, with the coupon i received from pillsbury, tessa and i picked out some raspberry toaster strudels to give them a try.  the morning that we left for tennessee was freezing cold, so i quickly warmed up the strudels and handed them out to the kids as they headed out to the van.  it was blessedly quiet in the van for the five minutes it took for everyone to gobble them up.  then they immediately started asking for more!

since we were going to be traveling, i didn't have them ice the top of their strudels, and everybody still thought they tasted great.  these will definitely remain a special, "once in awhile," treat, but i will be glad to use them occasionally to give them something warm as they walk out the door.

if you are looking for some entertainment, pillsbury now has a "doodle on a strudel" facebook application.  you can use your cursor to draw your favorite icing designs and share them on facebook or send them to your friends.

you can also try to win toaster strudel pastries for a month by entering the "a million morning smiles" sweepstakes, now through february 7, 2011.

if you would like to try toaster strudels for yourself, leave a comment telling me your favorite get-out-the-door-on-a-cold-morning breakfast.  i have a prize pack including a coupon for pillsbury toaster strudel, a stuffed pillsbury dough boy, and a happy face placemat, coffee mug and squeezy ball.  i will choose a winner, using, on january 16 (usa residents only, please).

i received a prize pack for myself and the opportunity to offer one to you from pillsbury through myblogspark.  regardless, the thoughts and opinions expressed here are purely my own.


  1. I love entering these giveaways!!! Not sure this helps with the cold, but I always make biscuits ahead of time. Then, the kids can eat them in the van if necessary. That was the plan for church tomorrow morning until the kids ate them all tonight. :(

  2. I love a cup of oatmeal or a warmed up toaster strudel or pop tart.

  3. Oh yeah baby!!!! Toasted it is!

  4. When I have about 30 seconds for breakfast, I grab a whole wheat round out of the fridge and spread peanut butter on it. I could eat peanut butter at every meal!


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