You know we look back at the past, we remember things. We remember some things more fondly than others and many things we remember we desire to return with a burning passion, I know one thing that has always confused me is how certain things throughout the years could have been so popular and yet still gone the way of the dinosaur in spite of their popularity and presumably good sales. How does this happen? It doesn't make any sense, something that has such a huge following couldn't possibly be undone by lack-luster sales or 'lack of consumer interest' as so many companies claim to their products discontinuation so what is it? That sadly is a mystery, much of a mystery as why some shows are cancelled in spite of receiving fairly good ratings consistently, we'll probably never truly know. Maybe the companies just hate fun, maybe they like to torture us and maybe they're just having moments of extreme idiocy. Whatever the case may be, we rarely see a revival of these products and that's sad but today I'm going to do my part to try and help one revival at least kick off the ground.. Let's get into the article, shall we?
The subject of the article is oatmeal. Yes, oatmeal. The strange cereal that is warm, the cereal that no one really thinks of as cereal and few eat in spite of it's deliciousness and nutritious value. Why? I don't know.. Throughout the years there have been some really good and really fun oatmeal products that would have made anyone jump for joy to receive oatmeal instead of your run of the mill cereal, for some reason it never seemed that popular or mainstream though, maybe that was the problem.. Maybe people just don't 'gel' with oatmeal? I did. I always have. I love oatmeal for what it is, it's brilliant and genius and when something as simple and mundane as oatmeal is mixed with fun, that's a combination that is just awesome.
General Mills Under Cover Bears Oatmeal:
Quaker Cookie Blast Oatmeal:
Quaker Kids' Choice Oatmeal:
General Mills Oatmeal Swirlers:
Bring back Oatmeal Swirlers Petition to General Mills
This is Amai Niwatori Tsubasa (Sweet Chicken Wings) and is a Teriyaki dish I'm quite happy with. In spite of the small size of the wings, I'm to understand that the dish did not skimp or disappoint on BIG SWEET TASTE. Frankly I couldn't tell you, I didn't taste much of this dish as I was making it but what little I did taste certainly tasted quite good. I'm more interested in the ascetics which strangely came together in that odd sort of 'you're on your stride, don't question it' sort of way. The rice may I point out was perfectly dished in a circular pattern on the plate. How the fuck did I manage that? I wasn't even trying, honest! I had planned to square the shit because it's easier and looks neat.
Second photograph brought to you by Shiiiny Chicken©