I’m a big fan of cereal. Obviously, I love eating it for breakfast. But, I also love eating cereal for dinner some nights when I’m eating alone. I’ll even pour myself a bowl of cereal to enjoy as a dessert. Am I alone on this?
Whenever my brother and I would stay at my Grammy and Papa’s house as kids, my Grammy would fix us a great dinner. Shortly before bedtime, she would pour us a big bowl of Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes. I still remember the bowls she would use. They were white, frosted, and made me cringe when the spoon would slide against them (almost like nails-on-a-chalkboard-cringe).
Next up? Dessert … as if Frosted Flakes wasn’t enough.
We would follow her into the kitchen and watch her either plop a few scoops of ice cream into a frosted bowl. Or, better yet, she would top ice cream cones with a scoop of ice cream.
Next up? Bed … yeah … right. How could two kids fall asleep right after eating Frosted Flakes and ice cream cones?
My brother and I were always so wound up at night that we continued to find ways to have fun and spend time with our grandparents.
At my parent’s house, we always had so many cereal options in the cupboard. From Special K to Lucky Charms (my brother couldn’t go a day without eating Lucky Charms in the morning) … all of the amazing flavors and ptions were at our fingertips, waiting to be devoured. Cereal has always been a huge part of my morning routine.
Over the years, I’ve kind of reigned in my love of cereal as I try to only keep a few healthy options in our pantry. My son and I are huge fans of Multi-Grain Cheerios. From breakfast time to snack time, those little Os are perfect for us.
But, all of a sudden, my husband got a cereal craving. He hardly ever eats breakfast unless it’s a big egg/toast/meat or pancake breakfast on the weekends. When we were grocery shopping, he stocked up on Honey Bunches of Oats. I never really ate that kind of cereal growing up. But, I must admit, it has quickly become a household favorite and we are flying through the boxes.
Last weekend, when we were spending time with my in-laws, my mother-in-law and I started talking about cereal. I told her that we recently started buying Honey Bunches of Oats. She told me that her mother, my husband’s grandmother, would always have that in her pantry.
So, I guess in my family, a love of cereal can go back to our grandmothers. Who would’ve thought?
What’s your favorite cereal?
Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by a cereal company. I just really love cereal.