The other day Megan found a funny video of a “cereal expert” explaining in great length the correct way to eat cereal. It prompted a discussion about how each of us eat cereal (something we rarely do–I eat oatmeal for breakfast every day), so I thought I’d share how I eat cereal, and I’m interested to hear your method.
My cereal-eating method is largely defined by rules imposed by my parents when I was growing up. We were allowed to eat sweet cereal, but only a small amount on top of healthy cereal (like Cheerios). My father often combined peanut butter with his cereal, and I eventually grew to like this.
So when I picture an ideal bowl of cereal, it’s typically Cheerios with chunks of peanut butter, topped with a thin layer of sweet cereal (Reese’s Puffs). I also love homemade granola–my mom makes a really delicious version of it.
As for milk, I drank skim milk for most of my life, though I’ve recently converted to oat milk. I like to put just enough milk in the bowl so each bite isn’t too dry, but not so much that I have more than a spoonful remaining at the bottom of the bowl.
That’s pretty much it! What’s your perfect bowl of cereal?