Do you enjoy giving up things?

There’s lots of ways of dividing up the world.  Coffee or tea?  The Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Cats or Dogs? Soaps or Sci Fi?  And then there are people who get a sense of control over their lives when they give up things, while others just feel the deprivation.  Guess which camp I belong to…

And as it’s January everyone seems to be in the middle of giving up things. If they haven’t given up giving up of course.  But not me.  But perhaps I should.

It’s something I’ve pondered in recent years as the menopause hit me like an out of control bus and my body began to rebel against decades of questionable nutrition and a few very bad habits.

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Cheesecake and apple desserts, made with Cornflakes!

Do you have a press/cupboard full of half finished cereal packets slowly going stale?  Probably loosely open too, and of course it always happens when you buy the large “budget” sizes to save money.  Why does this happen?  Here, the kids get fed up with the same taste, or I’ve bought them something different as a treat, or they go off cereal altogether and eat toast for a few weeks.  Right now we have a slightly different problem, with left over Cornflakes every week.  Sometimes I can sneak them into the new packet, but not if there’s a large amount, or they’ve already started to go soft.

Earlier this summer I began making No-Bake Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Corn Flake Bars with Smiley, but we got bored with eating them every week, so the hunt was on for other tasty recipes.  So here are two more – one naughty and one fairly healthy – and I’d say you could swap the Cornflakes for other left-over cereals too.  Both recipes are very loosely based on ideas I found on-line.

Vanilla Cornflake Cheesecake

How to make this here