Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gotta love the Cap'n

I love Capn' Crunch with berries.


Love them.

When I was growing up sweet cereal was scarce in our family. Not because of the sugar content. (My Mom didn't care how much sugar we put on our cereal. And we put a lot.) I'm pretty sure it was because it was more expensive then toasty O's, Crispie Rice, and corn flakes. (Those were pretty much the only cereals my parents ever bought.) Occasionally my Mom would buy sugar puffs...oh sugar puffs, how I loved them. I can remember when she would get home from the grocery store and I would spot them when I was helping her put away the groceries. I would always stop right then and there and have a bowl. They only lasted about a day. We inhaled them. (Sometimes I even crave them now.)

So because sweet cereal was such a hot commodity at our house, we had the tradition of getting our favorite box (not bag, mind you) of sweet cereal Christmas morning with our stocking. It may sound weird to you but it was THE BEST tradition. I seriously looked forward to it every year. And what kind of cereal did I get EVERY year?...Cap'n Crunch with CHRISTMAS berries, of course.

This morning I opened up a new box of my favorite cereal. It smelled like Christmas morning. I ate Cap'n Cruch for breakfast. Ate handfuls of it all morning. Ate a sandwich for lunch. had Cap'n Crunch for dessert. Ate handfuls of it all afternoon. Ate Cap'n Crunch for dinner and had handfuls of it for dessert.

Somebody PLEASE stop me!

And the scary thing is...I'm contemplating going down and getting another handful when I'm done with this post.

here I go...


Vanessa said...

I love this post! Probably because I've always been a huge fan of sugar cereal's myself. My parents would shop once a month and we could pick out one box of cereal to last us the month (yeah right), I alternated between Crunch Berries and Fruity Pebbles. They were usually gone within two days. Now I can't eat sugar cereal's at all, they make me sick :(.

Kellie DeMille said...

How fun! I still eat kids cereal. I hate all other breakfast foods, but will always have my cereal while everyone else is eating waffles and such.

Amy said...

You forgot to mention the year you puked the whole box up! But that was JUST berries, right? I love a good sugar cereal too. Cocoa Pebble are the best, not to be confused with Cocoa Krispies. BIG difference.

Katie Evans Photography said...

Amy, I'm so glad you remember my stories! :) It was Strawberry HoneyComb that I puked up. Obviously I have no self control when it comes to a box of sweet cereal.

Kristen said...

I love apple jacks. Capt'n crunch leaves a major film like coating in mouth, but its good stuff, too.