The dried fruit makes this cereal sweet and the butter helps keep you warm.
• 1 cup cracked wheat or bulgar
• 1/4 cup milk powder
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• handful raisins or pitted dates
• handful walnuts
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 4 cups water
Mix wheat, milk, butter, salt, and water. Bring to a boil, then simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add fruit and nuts during last few minutes of cooking. For variety, add chopped dried apples at the beginning of cooking.