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26 October 2010 @ 01:16 pm
cereal poll  

You're preparing cold breakfast cereal. Which goes in the bowl first?

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I'm feeling: curiouscurious
sabriel: patience_sabriel_ on October 26th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC)
I don't put milk on cold cereal. I really don't like the texture of soggy cereal. I'm sure this comes as a COMPLETE surprise ;)

However, I adore all things oatmeal, and WILL put milk on that.
Michael Grasso: too many choicesmgrasso on October 26th, 2010 05:30 pm (UTC)
I was just about to explain myself, but this comment explains my Special Circumstances. :)
sabriel_sabriel_ on October 26th, 2010 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm always happy to know I'm not the only one out there with this issue.
ruthless compassion: slyaroraborealis on October 26th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I considered making a button for that, but then decided forced choice was better :)
ruthless compassion: martini handsaroraborealis on October 26th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Also, if you put the milk in first and then just enough cereal that you can eat before it gets soggy, then a little more cereal, etc, that solves the problem of soggy cereal :)
whynotkaywhynotkay on October 26th, 2010 05:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, I have done that once or twice, but not under ordinary circumstances. Normally, I just eat the cereal quickly, them drink the milk.
porpurina: baby batbloodstones on October 26th, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
This is what I do.
drwexdrwex on October 27th, 2010 09:28 pm (UTC)
I am reminded
of the bit in Cryptonomicon where Neal Stephenson goes into great deal on the requisite crispness of cold cereal.
Mizarchivist: Coffeemizarchivist on October 30th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC)
We have a rambler: call for backup
hm. What page, perchance (assuming hard back version)? It occurs to me I am not required to read the whole book in order to hear his opinions about cereal crispness, which I am also quite opinionated about. I also translate that over to granola.

Also, one of the features of my vacation included eating corn flakes for 4 days in a row at the B&B I was at since the alternative was SUGAR... I mean really tasty pastries that were not bolstery enough for tourist activities. At least not on its own. I may not eat any more cold cereal for about 3 years.
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ruthless compassion: smirkaroraborealis on October 26th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
I also considered making a button for THAT, but ... see above :)
lazyzlazyz on October 26th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
I do it either way, depending on my mood.
I found cereals that stays crispy, made by Nature's Path. And there's always Grapenuts.
ruthless compassion: laughteraroraborealis on October 26th, 2010 05:55 pm (UTC)
I only like Grapenuts after they're soggy! And preferably hot.
David Policardpolicar on October 26th, 2010 06:07 pm (UTC)
Ordinarily, cereal first, even though that often results in the stream of milk bouncing off the cereal and making a mess. I don't optimize particularly well, it seems.

If it's not clear that I have a bowl's worth of milk, then milk first.
B.K. DeLong: mad-sciencebkdelong on October 26th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC)
The cereal I find myself eating lately (which is during the week at work) does tend to lend itself to getting soggy in milk. The problem is I try to eat while working....add a bit of ADHD to the mix and if I don't consciously remember that I need to eat while working I'm screwed.

Of course, that's if I remember breakfast even with the carton of milk in front of me.
Boring Nerdsignsoflife on October 26th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
But with my hot cereal, I measure them into the bowl on a gram scale (to make sure I get the proportions right), and I will sometimes do things in the wrong order such that a bleary morning me is going, "Wait, why do I have 150g of oatmeal here? That must be wrong!"
heinleinfanheinleinfan on October 26th, 2010 07:08 pm (UTC)
From the mind of Neal Stephenson, how I feel about cold cereal.

In case my linkage fails me, which it often does google "cryptonomicon cereal spoon" and hopefully the first search will be a link to page 477 of the book Cryptonomicon.
Chipceo on October 27th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
That entire passage is a textbook example of why Stephenson needs better editors.
funner'n a sack a weaselsmoominmolly on October 27th, 2010 02:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah - I love how page 477 ends with a discussion of cereal, page 478 is not available, and page 479 starts with... more discussion of cereal.
metagnatmetagnat on October 26th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC)
I like my cereal slightly soggy.

Crunchy is sometimes also good, too, and I don't like it when it has gone too much to mush. There's kind of a window.

harimad on October 26th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
I am Cos
I use yogurt rather than milk.
stephanie m. clarksonthespian on October 26th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
cereal first, unless it's Captain Crunch, which gets milk first, then a little cereal at a time to make sure it stays its Captain Crunchiest.
born from jets!!!: coconutscatness on October 26th, 2010 09:16 pm (UTC)
Either, depending on mood or circumstances (like where the bowl is relative to the fridge or the cabinet where cereal lives).

I defy your forced choice polls.
unintentional baitredheadedmuse on October 26th, 2010 11:56 pm (UTC)
how is this even a question?
drwexdrwex on October 27th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
One of the few cooking rules I was taught
was always add wet to dry, rather than the other way around. Thus the dry cereal goes in first and the wet milk on top of that.
The Great Laurenhatsbylaurenhat on October 28th, 2010 12:45 am (UTC)
bananas and/or blueberries, then cereal, then milk. :)