Has anyone ever noticed how badly Rice Krispies drenched in milk sticks to things? Nah, probably not. Or at least you've never thought about it the way I have. I'm wierd, I know (and so does everyone else). But being a SAHM, you are confronted with the not-so-fun cleaning projects such as trying to unglue Rice Krispies from your dining table.
Something "magical" happens when you add milk to Krispies. Don't ask me what it is, I never did well in chemistry. But I do know something happens. Milk alone sticks a little, Krispies alone don't stick to anything. But add milk to Krispies and presto! You have to practically use a crow bar to pry the Krispies off the table! I have actually shredded the scrubby side of a kitchen sponge before trying to get Krispies unglued! The Krispies took on a fuzzy green appearance, but they didn't come off the table. Alas, I am usually left with one, and only one, viable option. Bring out the big guns - my own fingernails. Gross, gross, gross!!
I swore off Rice Krispies in my house for a period. But then I discovered that generic Rice Krispies (actually called Crispy Rice - my kids constantly remind me of the difference between the generic and the "real deal") is pretty much the cheapest cereal there is, so I reluctantly buy the stuff anyway, cringing, knowing that I will be prying Krispies off my table everyday until the box is empty.
I have actually wondered (like I said, I am wierd) if I could use Rice Krispy "glue" for art projects for the kids. Or to fix broken toys. Or to do wood working, because, ya know, I have always wanted to try my hand at that. (No, not really.) Seriously, the stuff sticks as well as any Elmer's glue I have ever used - certainly better than their paste, which may taste okay (believe me, I've tried it, thanks to a kindergarten dare by Bret Rinehart), but doesn't work worth a darn.
Hmm.... I may be onto something....