She laughs when she recalls how he served her cereal from a box so old, there were ants in it.
He poured milk into the tea, and then poured the tea into the bowl on top of the cereal, turning it into a sweetened mush.
As a child, cereal was more than mere packaged foodstuff; it was a passion.
1832, "grass yielding edible grain," originally an adjective (1818) "having to do with edible grain," from French céréale (16c., "of Ceres;" 18c. in grain sense), from Latin Cerealis "of grain," originally "of Ceres," from Ceres, Italic goddess of agriculture, from PIE *ker-es-, from root *ker- "to grow" (see crescent). The application to breakfast food cereal made from grain is American English, 1899.