Saturday, March 6, 2021

Super bowl - 3.6 #sol21 Story Challenge

Cereal, for better or worse, is my go-to breakfast. Furthermore, I like fruit atop said bowl of whatever flakes, ohs, clusters, nuggets or magically extruded matrices (Life, I'm looking at you, baffled). Banana slices are my most frequent topping, with raisins a close second. Blueberries or strawberries are in the mix. Dried cranberries, too. Rarer, but also enjoyable, have been diced peaches or nectarines.

Yesterday at sun-up, though, I veered in a new direction. The usual fruit suspects were not on hand, but I did spy a lone plum in the fridge. Why not? I decided, chopping the little globe into bite-sized pieces, scattering them over Cheerios, and splashing on soy milk. The combination proved delicious, leaving me marveling at there still being undiscovered country in cereal consumption. 

And that illustration captures the way I most often cook these days: improvisationally. In matters of cereal or salad or stir fries or stews, show me a template in which I can plug and play nearly infinite variations, and I revert to being a kid in a sandbox seeing what I can make.



7 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this slice! I loved the connection you made at the end. I'm a big recipe follower myself but it is so fun to find ways to tweak and turn them into your own thing!

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  2. Fantastic! I started putting slice grapes on my yogurt and granola in a pinch one day and guess what? It's really good. Hidden adventure in the small things - I love it! Thank you for a thoroughly entertaining slice.

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  3. It sounds delicious but we don't eat cereals for breakfast. But I have eaten it on our trips and in daughter's home in Germany. I love it with milk.

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  4. I never considered plums as a cereal topping. I prefer oatmeal, but topping it with plums sounds like a tasty experiment.

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  5. Great word choice! You made breakfast building an art. My go to cereal is oatmeal topped with sliced banana. I'd have no problem eating at your house. Improvisation is a true sign of creativity.

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  6. I'm marveling at your improvisational cooking skills, and that this lone plum could so inspire you.

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  7. I love fruit on cereal. You took a chance and it paid off. Well done.

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