Red River cereal . . .
I can still see Mom standing at the stove in her nightgown, cooking us Red River cereal for breakfast.
During the winter months, Mom cooked porridge for us for breakfast. Red River Cereal, Cream of Wheat, and Quaker Oats were the porridge dishes. She would cook a different porridge each day. Spring, Summer, and Fall, we had cereals such as Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies, and Shredded Wheat.
We were allowed to add our own sugar to our cereals. Oh Happy Day! I always liked, and still do, having a little cereal with my sugar.
The other day, these memories came to mind when I found out that Red River Cereal is no longer available in Canada. Smuckers, the current U.S. owner, decided to take it off the retail market. Red River Cereal is only available in the U.S. through mail order or Internet sales.
A hot cereal created in Manitoba, Canada, in 1924, is available only in the United States. What irony!