By Dane Feldman

Photo by Dane Feldman.

Weekend mornings post-tennis session have almost always been set aside for breakfast with my mother. Since she has worked full-time for the duration of my life, I’ve looked forward to her cooking breakfast for me on Saturdays and Sundays. Thanks to her healthy habits, my options were farina or oatmeal about as often as other kids chose between pancakes or french toast. Because of that, the fairly unpopular farina has been a staple for as long as I can remember.

What you’ll need:
1/3 cup farina
1 cup water
1 cup almond milk
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup walnuts, crushed
Dash of cinnamon

Bring the ingredients to a boil in a small pot. Stir constantly. Reduce heat and simmer until it thickens.

Serve in bowls with honey.

Not only is farina filling and hot, but it’s also quick and simple to cook, which makes it ideal for winter Sundays.