Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cereal Dregs

Dregs, the residue or last remains of an item, are often looked down upon or overlooked altogether. They're often considered worthless residue, something to be disposed of.

But how many times can you not just make the most of the dregs you're dealt, but instead, look forward to them and appreciate them as something unique and actually substantial?

Take Mini-Wheats, for example, which is a cereal from Kellogg's made of shredded wheat and covered in flavoured frosting. Once you finish all the little nuggets in the box and all you're left with are half an inch of dregs at the bottom, you think the cereal is done and ready to be tossed out.

That's one way of looking at it.

I actually prefer the dregs, the little broken bits of wheat mixed with the dregs of the frosting. Mixed with milk it makes for a wonderful breakfast cereal. I appreciate the texture, the taste, the experience.

Yes, it's a small thing, but it's an unexpected area I derive pleasure from.

I sometimes look forward to eating the dregs of Mini-Wheats more than eating the actual cereal itself.

Interesting, isn't it, how our approach to something considered negative can be flipped if you take a different perspective?  Or that one person's dregs might be another person's preference.

Just sayin.'

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