Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Marital harmony


If there is one area of expertise endowed on my family of origin, it is as connoisseurs of breakfast cereal. I was raised to believe that a bowl of cereal before bed was an element on the first level of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, as essential as air, food and shelter.

Somewhere along the line I stopped partaking of my bedtime bowl of carbohydrates but my idea of a perfect nighttime meal is still Honey Nut Cheerios with a banana and soy milk and any time I'm on my own for supper, that's my choice.

As much as I love the sweet crunchiness of Honey Nut Cheerios, I really, really hate the commercial where a wife stands around eating them and lowering her cholesterol while her husband works himself half to death doing household chores. I can't claim to be an expert on marriage but I'm pretty sure that while her cholesterol is going down, his blood pressure is going up and that can't be a good thing.

10 comments:

NCmountainwoman said...

That is too funny. I love cereal for dinner when I'm on my own, but I prefer the old-fashioned Cheerios with strawberries or blueberries. Funny, my bowl of Cheerios never causes my husband to do any work.

beckie said...

Who knew there was another out there who thought cereal for supper or a bed time snack was gourmet? Only my idea of haute cuisine is Raisin Bran. :}

beth said...

we do cereal too for dinner...but I always have to have peanut butter on toast to go along with it !!!

KGMom said...

This made me smile. I suspect many of us have happy cereal memories. My fav is Mini-Wheats. They are a bit higher in carbs than I should eat, so I save them for special times!

SJ said...

I love Cheerios any time of the day, I would eat them all day long if I could. I mix mine with frozen wild blueberries and strawberries that I picked last summer, almonds, and dried cranberries. It is good with or without milk. The frozen berries help keep the milk icy cold!

Loveanewidea said...

Beth - this is so funny...made me laugh. Thanks, I needed that.

The Texican said...

Grandpa "P" ate oatmeal every morning. Once when grandma was proffering an argument to something he said, he inverted the bowl above her head. Now that's marital harmony in action - right? I'm cooking this morning and it will probably be oatmeal. I sure hope Bebe is in a real good mood. Pappy

Jayne said...

I used to eat them a good bit too, and I also LOVE a bowl of cereal at night. :c)

Ruth said...

I agree with your assessment of that commercial. We ate porridge at home as boxed cereals were beyond my mother's food budget with a large family. But I do keep a box of Kashi Go Lean in the cupboard for a bedtime snack with soymilk from time to time. It is satisfying for sure.

Mary said...

:o)