It’s not unusual (cue the Carlton dance!) for people to go through phases with their eating habits. For most people, that’s something like “I love avocados and I’m adding them to tons of dishes!” or “I can’t stop eating pints of Ben and Jerry’s since the breakup!” or even “I’m so broke this month all I’m eating is ramen and mac n cheese.”
For someone like me (read: weird), these phases usually involve cereal. For new readers, understand that cereal basically raised me. As a child who hated everything her mother cooked, cereal stepped in. It was a quick breakfast before the bus came, it was dinner when mom made pot roast, it was a sweet dessert while watching tv.
Since I got back from my cruise, and have been working through a post-vacation funk, cereal once again became a main staple in my diet. And this most recent craving has been for fruity pebbles. I’ll typically eat three bowls a day, and if we do the math, that equals three boxes a week. I’m not proud of this addiction, and wished like hell I could kick this sugar habit.
I figured if I finished up the boxes in my house and refused to buy more, I could quit cold turkey. And how to use them up quickly? Why, add more sugar of course!
I used the original rice krispy treat recipe from Kellog’s website, and just swapped out the rice krispies for my precious pebbles. The result was an atrocious, psychadelic, but pretty damn tasty snack. They were referred to as “technicolor leprechaun vomit,” but I think that was meant endearingly. Because they were delicious, and more importantly, made my favorite cereal portable!
So now I can eat it for even MORE meals a day, when I’m out of the house!!!
And as much as I love making complicated recipes with multiple steps, I’m pretty much in love with food that demands minimal effort on my part. Less work for me equals more time to stuff my face with sugar. Because clearly I need more.