Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Which Came First, the Cereal or the Milk: nitpicking and the Swedish Breakfast
I've had a lot of serious things running around my head lately in regards to Sweden and where I fit in here, but my head is heavy and I need a light-hearted break. And thus, thoughts from my breakfast table.
So which do you put first? Does it matter? Does anyone care?
I ask because this morning I found myself pouring yougurt into Little Swede's bowl, followed by the cereal.
OK, so it was yogurt and not milk (I don't think I've mentioned the awesome Swedish tradition of selling yogurt in large Tetra Pak cartons so it lasts for ages, is perfect to make smoothies, and much less wasteful than a cup of yogurt).
But growing up in the US I was always a cereal and then milk girl. I used to find it odd when I came to Sweden and my friends did the opposite, milk and then cereal. The Swede here also is a milk then cereal kinda guy. I feel like I can't accurately guage how much cereal I take that way. Plus it is just wacky. Also they use that nasty 'Sour milk.' (I have grown to appreciate Fil, but not one-hundred percent love it).
Now I find myself doing it.
What does it all mean? No, I hope it doesn't mean I've run out of things to write about.