There was oatmeal, and farina, and Malt-O-Meal, and Cream of Wheat....
And along with it, how much of the 'good stuff' -- butter, sugar (or its variations of syrup, honey, brown sugar, etc.) we could either wheedle out of Mom, or add when she wasn't looking.
I'd push the hot cereal up into a big ball in my bowl. And then dig a hole in the middle for the butter and sugar. The cold milk was poured around like a moat. It looked like a mini-science-project-volcano, with a sugar and butter center. I'd eat around the volcano, making occasional forays into the sweet spot, until finally the whole thing collapsed.
Anyone else out there remember hot cereals as part of their mornings?
Are they still popular, or have they gone the way of dial telephones and other quaint notions?
Which hot cereals did your mother force you to eat?
Edited by Jaymes, 03 January 2005 - 12:22 PM.