Alright! E-Bai is back in the blog saddle! How was your day? Mine was AWFUL! 8am – 8pm today! Now I know what you’re thinking, “But Bai, you worked a twelve hour day, how did you have time to make dinner?” Well my friends, I’m going to share with you a FANTASTIC dinner, that is not only delicious, but incredibly easy to make!
What you need:
- Bottle opener
- Glass Baby Boot – Chilled (May also be substituted with a mug, stein, or brown paper bag)
Your tool of destruction:
Now that you have everything you need, we may begin. You’ll start off by opening the box of cereal (if you haven’t already). As you can see, for your viewing entertainment, I have a brand new box of Cookie Crisp. Does anyone know when the Cookie Cop and Criminal disappeared?! Who’s that Cookie Coyote? Anyways, after opening the box, you’re going to want to pour the desired amount of cereal into the bowl. I’m a fan of the 3/4th bowl of cereal.
Next, and this part is key … the milk:cereal ratio.
For those of you wanting an even milk:cereal ratio, you’re going to want to fill the bowl about halfway with milk as shown:
However, if you’re a milk lover like yours truly, you’re going to go all in. “But Bai, that’s SO much milk, when do I stop?!” I’m glad you asked! The key to the milk lovers bowl of cereal lies in the pouring of milk until the first piece (in this case – cookie) falls out of the bowl. Now in case you couldn’t see it in the photo, I’ve carefully pointed it out for you …
Notice the cookie …
Next comes the beer. Now, depending on your tastes, the beer may be poured into the boot prior to the pouring of the cereal and milk. Some people don’t want the cereal to soak too long. Hey man, it’s your world, and you can have as soggy or as crunchy cereal as you’d like. Anywho, I couldn’t pour the beer, hold the boot and take a pic at the same time, so make sure your boot’s angle is proper before making the poor from the bottle (or tap) so you don’t get too much head.
It’s almost time! Now before you dig in, you need to remember that it’s been a long day, and a person needs to be comfortable when partaking in the Dinner of Champions. This “eat at the kitchen table” stuff just won’t do. Park that fine fanny of yours down in your favourite sittin’ chair, or if you’re like me, you prefer the nook of the couch, where the only table I know, is the arm. Coaster up though, you don’t want a mark on that nice end table of yours!
Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Right on! Give yourself a pat on the back! You’ve just made the Dinner of Champions! Am I right?! Of course I am! What did I tell you? Simple!
Here’s a note for all you milk lovers out there … there will be a moment in your dinner enjoyment when all you are left with, is your beer and milk. Now, this is known as The Crossroads. You’ve got two choices:
- Add more cereal
- Drink all the milk
The best part is … you win no matter what you choose! 😀
“Whoa whoa WHOA Bai … I’m concerned … is this nutritious?“
AB-SO-LUTELY! Look, don’t be a Nancy Boy (or girl). Let me read the box for you … “WholeGrain & Calcium … Guaranteed” Do you think they would make that claim if it weren’t true? Don’t forget, there are nutritious hops in your beer too. Still not convinced? I’ll even read some highlights from the side of the box … “Nutrition FACTS” (emphasis added), “Vitamin“, “Iron“, “Zinc” (ZINC! Where would we be without zinc?!), “CONTAINS WHEAT AND SOY INGREDIENTS” – That shit is in caps yo! That’s serious business! I’m convinced.
“What if my kids don’t like Beer X and Cereal Y?”
Look, I’m mentally not much older than your kids, but seriously, variety is the spice of life. Give them options. Tonight was a Cookie Crisp/Sierra Nevada night for me. Maybe tomorrow is a Special K/Guinness evening. Who knows?! All I know is that kids love choices, so buy them the cereal and beer they like. Oh and don’t forget to watch your favourite show!