Breakfast for dinner? Put away the cereal -- pancakes are cheaper

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When I was a kid, it was a treat to have breakfast for dinner. I've continued that tradition for my 5-year-old daughter, recently making blueberry pancakes and bacon for dinner.

Much of America is also having breakfast food for dinner, although not what I'd consider a once-in-awhile treat -- cereal.

As a way to save money in the recession during high unemployment, more people are eating cereal for dinner, according to an Associated Press story. The cheap meal has helped General Mills Inc., the maker of Cheerios, see its second quarter profit climb 50%, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.