I feel like I'm really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this entry, but we spent all day cleaning the house and then much of the early evening cooking. I spent the last hour carving a squash and a pumpkin for All Hallows... The brain dead, it is upon me.
I am not eating the pumpkin, but I can tell you what I did eat lots of today: cereal.
We had a milk redundancy and were forced to have cereal for lunch.
Normally, I'm not a cereal fan. It's probably because I'm really not a milk fan.
As a child, I hated cereal because I hated it to go soggy.
And, I didn't want to drink the leftover milk. Apparently, milk was good for children in the 80s. Not now, how convenient. :)
In my teens, my gram went anti-milk for a while and used to put fruit juice over her cereal, particularly cranberry juice. Unfortunately, I couldn't follow suit. I find that there is a necessary amount of milk absorption that has to occur for cereal to be palatable for me.
Cereal with soggy bits because of juice is somehow worse, I don't know why. And, yes, I'm a picky, picky person. Rather Goldilocks-esque in my milk-cereal ratio ideals.
As with everything, since those halcyon days of yore, cereal has gotten more and more exciting and complicated and varied.
Recently, we've been buying cereal by Dorset Cereals. I really like the stuff, probably because it's very little cereal and mostly dried fruit and nuts.
My favorite is one that has mango, pecans, dates, and coconut primarily. (It's the one in the black box, for the curious.)
I still won't drink the excess milk, but at least I can enjoy a quick breakfast without feeling cheated of a possible cheese fix.
Got a favourite cereal? And, do you prefer hot or cold?