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May 20, 2008

Cereal for Dinner

When I was new to the Pacific Northwest and still missing absolutely everything Southern California with an ache that would never end I went on a cereal eating binge. I lived on cereal. And not just any random cereal. For some reason I chose Honey Nut Shredded Wheat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for over three months (apparently I'm not the only one to do this). I went through a box every couple of days, four or five boxes a week. I would supplement occasionally with meals out, but that was essentially what I lived off of.

At the time I was severely depressed and didn't have any friends in my new home to find my behavior odd. Just one husband who gamely kept me supplied and a therapist who told me that as long as the cereal wasn't hurting me she didn't see anything wrong with it. After three or four months I found the right mix of medication, the homesickness began to lift, and the cereal hunger lifted. I still wanted cereal, but just for breakfast, and maybe could I have something different?

Until last night I hadn't touched Honey Nut Shredded Wheat in two years. But last night there was a Cereal Party at the House of Freitai and as a nod to those sad months I brought a box of my OCD food of choice for others to share. I also brought along a box of my current fav - Special K with Strawberries, which I have each morning.

Frinklin brought a couple of his favorites, as did everyone else. We each gave a quick speech about why had brought our specific choices before diving into the selections. Surprisingly with nine different types to choose from, no one had duplicated anything. Sarah brought bananas and there were several options for milk - nonfat, reduced fat, whole, soy, and chocolate.

I didn't grow up in a house where sugary cereals were allowed and because of that sugary cereals taste SO sweet to me. We didn't have anything overly sugary represented last night other than CoCo Puffs, which I didn't eat (other than a bite of Kevin's terrifying chocolate nightmare). I did enjoy small bowls of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (sweet, but not overly so), Rice Krispies (with a bit of honey, the way my Grandma used to make them for me), Apple Jacks (yuck), mix of Rice Krispies and Cocoa Krispies (OK, but I don't like chocolate cereal).

I'm sure this will become a regular tradition. As you can see, we are serious about our cereal.

Posted by Ensie at May 20, 2008 04:00 PM

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I went through a cocoa krispies period briefly when I first started eating gluten free. Like, I'm entitled to those Cocoa Krispies, they are gluten free and therefore I Deserve Them. The allure wore off pretty quickly, though.

Posted by: Jenyum/Tacomamama at May 20, 2008 06:19 PM

Kevin's concoction looked pretty scary. And I gotta say, I'd never pondered toppings other than fruit for my cereal. Interesting concept. Though the honey looked more appetizing than the whoppers. I still shiver at the thought of whoppers and cocoa puffs.

Posted by: tacomachickadee at May 20, 2008 06:22 PM

I don't think it's possible to overestimate just how awful Kevin's concoction was. This was mad-scientist stuff.

Posted by: frinklin at May 20, 2008 07:35 PM

As well you should shiver at the thought of cocoa puffs and whoppers. And to think this comes from the mind of a guy who is scared to eat at McDonald's!

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